Back to Bulverde Preschools

The Learning Tree

30021 US Highway 281 N
Bulverde, TX 78163

(830) 980-6327


1 parent took the survey TAKE THE SURVEY

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

We feel that if a child feels loved, secure, and is having fun that they will indeed learn and absorb more positive information. Their smiles during classes show us that they are feeling true enjoyment in what they are accomplishing. We display their work and give progress reports to show how wonderfully they are doing. We work with parents on areas needing improvement, including but not limited to "potty time". Our children enjoy having a youth soccer referee to play ball with on our playground. We value their happiness and health while holding strong to all learning processes. Our parents are always welcome to join in the fun.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

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

More Information

  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Educational programming, VTech instruments.
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

More Information

  • Puzzles
  • Counting beads, movement toys, circle time
Time & space more

More Information

  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
  • Mega blocks, felt boards, puppet shows, magnetic chalkboards.
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

More Information

  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Science experiments with the Director. Such as making "glow sticks" that glow for weeks not hours. Making color fizz, ECT
Music more

More Information

  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

More Information

  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Hand made arts and crafts, photo ornaments for our year round tree, photos on the wall at the entry for parents to enjoy our festivities.
Physical activity more

More Information

  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught We do involve Christian faith in our studies. We feel that along side learning about the ABCs and 123s children should build a strong foundation for their faith in our Lord.

From the Director:

The instructors are patient and understanding and get to know each child as an individual. They will tailor the work to each childs needs.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

When a child seems to be falling a bit behind we will conference with the parent to get their input and suggestions on how we can better serve their child. We will tailor any part of our program to their indivudual needs without compromising the other childrens progress.

When a child is excelling in his or her studies we will again tailor to their needs. We have curriculum for children up to and including second grade level

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Learning Tree ChildCARES mission is to ensure your child recieves the love, care, and attention they deserve while you work to provide the positive lifestyle they require.

A Typical Day

6:00 �?? 9:00 Breakfast- General Playtime- Arrivals- Educational Programming- or Books
9:00- 9:30 Snack time
9:30- 10:00 Recess
10:30- 10:45 Subject #1 in lesson plan
10:45- 11:00 Subject #2 in lesson plan
11:00- 11:15 Review both lessons
11:15- 11:30 Subject #3 in lesson plan
11:30- 11:45 Subject #4 in lesson plan
11:45- 12:00 Review Both lessons
!2:00- 1:00 Lunch time
1:00- 3:00 Napping or playtime for those who can�??t sleep
3:00 �?? 3:30 Clean up napping supplies, straighten cubbies, group together for lessons
3:30- 3:45 Subject #5 in lesson plan
3:45- 4:00 Subject #6 in lesson plan
4:00-4:15 Review both lessons during snacks
4:15- 4:45 Recess time for all children together
4:45- 5:15 Clean up time
5:15- 5:45 Prepare for parents arrivals and going home
5:45- 6:00 Circle time
6:00- 6:30 Educational Programming
6:30- 7:00 Possible snack, clean up, quiet time

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Communication with parents is an open process. Parents are welcome and My office is always open to them at any time.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

If a child is anxious about a parent not being with them we make sure we have a lifeline to the parent. The child can talk to them by phone or enjoy having a photo of the parent here in the center.