Early Childhood Learning Center
Our Loveland Center achieves a level 5,
the highest attainable, in the Colorado Shines
Colorado Gives Day - Coming in December 2017
Your donation to Teaching Tree during this
24-hour period will support school readiness,
help close the achievement gap that leaves
many low-income children unprepared for school, AND earn you a Colorado tax credit equal to 50% of your contribution, as well as state and federal tax deductions.
You can make a one-time or recurring gift at www.coloradogives.org. Every dollar you donate will receive a boost from a special incentive fund, making your gift to Teaching Tree even greater!
Our greatest needs are funds for our playground renovation project, sliding fee tuition assistance, and school readiness program.
Little Plates for Little People - 08/25/2017
Save the date for Teaching Tree's signature event, Little Plates for
Little People, a casual gala in a nightclub setting. The 2017 evening promises to be even bigger and better than our wildly successful event.
Bidding on small plates hand-painted by toddlers and preschoolers is only part of the fun, and education, at this fun social. Guests will enjoy international fare from Fort Collins restaurants, local microbrews, wines, and spirits served in commemorative glasses, live music, a program, and an extensive silent auction with something for everyone. Proceeds will benefit Teaching Tree's school readiness and tuition assistance programs.
"Pre-K" Walk-a-Thon, June 9th, 2017 at 3pm
This annual walk/run involves infants, toddlers, preschoolers, parents, teachers, and community members in outdoor exercise. Kids raises pledges and Teaching Tree seeks grants, donations (monetary and in-kind) and volunteers to help with the event. All proceeds go toward Teaching Tree's provision of Stretch-n-Grow and Mighty Kicks exercise classes and visits to the Northside Aztlan Community Center gymnasium, provided at no extra charge to families.
Did You Know...
School Readiness Program
Teaching Tree provides a developmentally appropriate early care and learning program to approximately 300 families each year. Centers offer year-round, full- and half-day care, from 6:30 am to 6 pm, for children from 6 weeks through 5 years old (and up to age 8 in the summer).
A truly successful early childhood program enables children to function socially and emotionally within the classroom. Children who behave appropriately in a preschool classroom are likely to experience success when they enter school.
Teaching Tree implements the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. Following this model, teachers learn strategies for reinforcing positive behaviors and using challenging behavior to teach children appropriate ways to behave and deal with emotions.
Teachers respond to children's needs by working with parents to develop plans that will help their children form develop social-emotional competence. Using the Pyramid Model, teachers and parents discover they no longer need to be referees, because the children learn to work things out on their own.
Teaching Tree's low child-to-staff ratio also leads to higher quality teacher-child interactions and allows teachers to give more individualized attention to each child's needs.
Throughout each day, children are exposed to a wide variety of hands-on activities such as sensory, music, exercise, literacy, and dramatic play. They also receive meals and snacks that meet 100% of their daily nutritional requirements.