Learning Tree Preschool
- School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
- Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
- Students: 75 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Finances and Admission
None / Rolling
I strongly recommend Learning Tree Preschool based on my personal experience. he's picking up new words and skills everyday and would occasionally amaze me with his innovative art work and handcraft. All staff members are great, my son really love this school.the school has the most nurturing and loving teachers I have ever met."He is always having a great time with the teachers and other kids here. The teachers are very loving, caring, fun and responsible. My husband and I are very happy with Learning Tree Preschool
My 3 yr old son has attended the Learning Tree for the last year and he has benefited from every day of attendance. At the preschool we used prior to the Learning Tree, my son used to cry every time we would drop him off and would never behave as if he liked going to school (this was before he could verbalize his thoughts). My husband and I had our hands tied as other preschools in the area were all full, but since moving to AZ and enrolling my son at the Learning Tree, not only did the crying when we left stop, but he immediately blossomed. The sudden and noticeably positive difference in his development really made me question the tactics of his last preschool which seemed to put up with the kids rather than interact and get involved with them. Sonia Rodriguez and her staff have been such a positive influence in my son's life that I would highly recommend this preschool to anyone. The kids are always kept in a constructive environment from the daily academics (note that this is not a daycare, but rather beginning education) to free play and structured play. The children are taught to play with each other, to share, to have order and to listen. And yes, my son did come home dirty from play more often than not, but I would much rather him be out having a good day than existing in a sterile environment where kids are not allowed to be kids. He's 3 and very much a boy, of course he's going to get in the dirt! The classroom environment is structured and disciplined (I use this word on purpose as children need some boundaries placed in their lives from an early age to help them define their world, not to dominate or subjugate, but to better prepare them for life and future schooling) in a way that helps the kids learn as evidenced by my son's progress verbally and academically as well as emotionally and developmentally. The school embraces the holidays and celebrates each one with parties and other exciting activities which my son has loved. The kitchen and the diversity of meals has turned my once picky eater into a meal eating champ. The fact that they serve meals may not be important to some, but to my son, who didn't like hamburgers, cheese sandwiches, pizza, mac and cheese, and a plethora of other generally liked meals, the fact that all the kids sit down and eat the same thing encouraged him to try all the things that he formerly "disliked" and like magic he now will eat just about everything. His former refusal to try new things has all but vanished as well. My son if anything is stubborn, so seeing other kids eating and enjoying their food worked wonders on him. There are many other great things I could say, but I will end with this: send your child to the Learning Tree and he/she will be better for it!
I have three grandchildren ages 7, 3, and 22 months. My oldest grandchild is a Learning Tree Preschool graduate (and there was an actual ceremony) and my two younger grandchildren are presently attending the Learning Tree Preschool. Actions speak louder than words so I could stop here to validate my five-star/excellent rating for this preschool. The positive and amazing academic and social development our family witnessed in my oldest grandchild throughout his attendance at this preschool left no doubt as to where any future grandchildren would attend preschool. The Learning Tree Preschool is a well-structured, well-organized, and nurturing environment, and the staff, under the guidance and supervision of Sonia Rodriguez, owner, are highly professional, knowledgeable, and well trained. "Miss Sonia," "Miss Jamie," and "Miss Carmen" have been instrumental in my grandchildren's easy transition into daycare through their kind and caring ways, and they are household names. The snacks and meals are abundant, enjoyable, and focused on good nutrition. I HIGHLY recommend The Learning Tree Preschool!
Our son is currently 4 years old and has been attending the Learning Tree since he was one (1). Before admitting him into the Learning Tree, we evaluated a number of different facilities and wrestled with the idea of paying somebody to care for our son in our home. We tried the in-home care and found that we were going through a number of providers. But most importantly, our son was not getting the socialization that comes with an organized day care/preschool. What impressed us the most about the Learning Tree was that the owner, Sonia Rodriguez, and her staff were so attentive to our questions and goals for our son. Sonia walked us through the Learning Tree. They have a full kitchen with their very own chef, little toilets for little kids, computers, cots for naps, and a library of books. Beginning at age one, the children begin learning the alphabet and recognizing numbers and learning the ability to count. Each holiday, the Learning Tree is decorated to fit the holiday. The children learn crafts as they make items for their parents and grand parents. They have book day every week. Each year the class gets photos. Most of the children in our son s class have been with him since age one. Outside, they have various playgrounds with age appropriate play sets and toys. Each day, we (the parents) receive a report card. This place, especially the kitchen, is truly AMAZING. Usually, the Learning Tree is filled to capacity, and therefore, there is a wait list to get your child in. But once your child is in, its worth every penny. You immediately see changes in your child socially and academically. The monthly fees are competitive with other facilities. But what your child learns is much, much better. Other parents who have sent their children to the Learning Tree have informed us that their children were more advanced than most of the other children in kindergarten when that time came. What a deal! WE RECOMMEND THE LEARNING TREE HIGHLY
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