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Jana's Learning Tree Preschool

704 Edmund St.
Caldwell, ID 83605

(208) 454-0616


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
Physical activity more

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  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Food experiments and preparation

From the Director:

At Learning Tree Preschool our academic focus is primarily on teaching letter sounds and recognition, visual phonics, counting and number recognition, colors, shapes, rhymes, and syllables. We also work on other important skills: name writing, coloring in the lines, cutting and gluing. In addition to the academic focus, our preschool will also help your child develop socially. Your child will learn to share, be kind, take turns, and be respectful to one another as well as follow directions and sit quietly.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

At Learning Tree Preschool because our student/teacher ratio is so low we are able to adapt our curriculum to the needs of the children. Whether a child is behind or excelling, we can accommodate their needs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our first priority at Learning Tree Preschool is to help each participant develop a love for learning and a feeling of self confidence as they interact with the world around them. We will provide a high standard of education at an affordable price.

A Typical Day

9:30-9:55 Circle Time
9:55- 10:05 Group Time
10:05-10:20 Worksheet
10:20-10:30 Snack
10:30-10:45 Art
10:45-11:00 Break Time
11:00-11:20 Center Time
11:20-11:30 Closing Circle Time

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

At Learning Tree Preschool we believe parental involvement is essential to the true growth of children. Each month we send home a calendar and parent letter so parents always know what we are doing in preschool each month. We also hold an open house, parent teacher conferences throughout the year, and a graduation pizza party that parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend.

During the year each child makes a “Book of Me,“ that includes pictures, artwork, and memories from the preschool year. Once a month we have a special day with a party held during center time that parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We will work with each parent help each student adjust to coming to school. Parents are always welcome to stay until their child feels comfortable.