Our infant/toddler program has been set up specifically to meet the delicate needs of precious tiny ones. We work closely with our parents to make sure these needs are met on a daily basis. Our infants and toddlers are surrounded by qualified staff who love babies and an enriching, soft environment where they can explore, play, learn, and develop safely. They also have a well balanced, age-appropriate schedule, which includes indoor and outdoor time. We have a 1 to 4 teacher to child ratio, which allows plenty of one on one loving attention. Each day you will receive a report that gives you details of your child’s day (eating, sleeping, diapering, activities, etc.).
We combine both developmental and academic philosophies for our preschool and prekindergarten teaching curriculum with the main focus on the development of the whole child. This includes fine and gross motor skills; language/speech development; cognitive development; social/emotional skills; as well as creative play and exploration. There are excellent morning classes: Yellow Group for 2yearolds turning 3 throughout the year (Potty Training not required) with a 6 to 1 ratio; Red Group for 3-year-olds turning 4; Purple Group and PreK class for 4-year-olds turning 5.
*New* Music Program (Infant/Toddler/Preschool)
Musicare is based on the Orff Schulwerk method of musical education. A typical Musicare class is composed of at least five musical activities such as drumming, puppets, stories, playing xylophones, moving with scarves, and so much more. Musicare also helps develop verbal and academic skills as well as encouraging artistic appreciation, emotional well-being, physical coordination, proprioception, and balance. We focus on developing key social skills such as sharing, taking turns, listening, and following instructions within a group. Our philosophy is that children learn best by having wonderfully fun experiences.
Jr. Kindergarten/Private Kindergarten
Every child develops and matures at different rates and with our Individualized Instruction Program, we help each child learn and prosper to the best of their ability. Our highly educated teachers understand what it takes for a child to succeed in the very competitive local schools and they help each child to be prepared for any school entry when they graduate from Peppertree. There is a perfect balance of academic and creative curriculum to allow each child to have fun while learning!
Our before and after school program for elementary school-age children includes a light breakfast in the morning before leaving for school. In the afternoon, there is a snack time, free and creative play time, tutored homework time, computer lab, and arts & crafts activities involving the community (see “Community”). Transportation to and from local schools is included in tuition. The kids get to help plan the fun calendar by choosing their own activity twice a month (i.e. “Johnny’s Basketball Day” or “Susie’s Watercolor Day”).
Peppertree School’s Summer Fun Camp Program is designed with your family’s needs in mind. We encourage parents to allow their children a time set aside for socialization, learning, and just plain fun! Our program is designed so you can pick your weeks and number of days and schedule around your family vacations, so you don’t pay when your child’s not scheduled.
Each week is a different theme where kids can decorate their classrooms, learn about the theme, and go on field trips related to the theme. We also incorporate light academics into our school-age program. There will be at least one in home field trip per week for 2-4-year-olds and 5-9-year-olds. Bring a nutritious bag lunch with a drink, and we will provide nutritious snacks and drinks before and after lunch. We encourage our enrolled parents to drop by anytime and even go with us on field trips! There are two Peppertree hosted BBQs for all families to come enjoy a fun lunch with their kids. In the afternoons, we team with CityWide Aquatics and their certified swim instructors to offer professional swim lessons locally; transportation is provided.