Preschool Program

Ages 3 years to first day of kindergarten.
The Maple Tree preschool program is designed to build upon the child's current development and prompt the next steps to learning. Maple Tree curriculum includes art, language, science, math, life skills, and gross motor activities to advance learning. With our adult to child ratio of approximately 1-to-8, our teachers are able to meet the individual needs of each child.

Learning Environment

Our success-oriented programs are created to develop the "whole child" through age-appropriate activities. Through continual observation, our dedicated teachers are able to develop learning activities to prepare children for abstract thought, to enhance their skill levels, and promote positive peer interactions. These experiences foster self-awareness, self-esteem, and a sense of community, which further prepares the children for kindergarten.

Our Curriculum

We use the Early Learning Success curriculum as our foundation for lesson planning in our preschool room.

Our team of preschool teachers have years of experience and an incredible amount of creativity that they bring to Maple Tree. Though the Early Learning Success curriculum forms the base of our lesson plans, we take an eclectic approach and allow our teachers to employ Montessori methods and other excellent programs such as High Reach and Wee Care. The staff is skilled at assessing the needs of the group as well as the needs of individual children as they develop activities.

The children are given access to a wide variety of activities including art, science, daily living, dramatic play, math, language, movement, and outdoor nature interactions.

The classroom allows for individualized, small group, and large group activities. Individual children work on specific skills while group are also introduced. Our mixed age group time to fosters cooperation and peer learning.

The children are encouraged to learn independence and we enjoy sharing in their joy as they master skills. We seek to challenge them, without pushing them. We want them to freely explore the classroom and work at a pace that is comfortable for them.

There is exposure to Christian values as the preschoolers have weekly Bible stories, pray before their meals, and sing Christian songs at group time. We regularly present teaching on positive values and encourage the children to be good classroom citizens.

Daily Schedule

  • 6:30-7:30 AM — Arrival and free play time
  • 7:30-8:30 AM — Breakfast/Free choice time (arrive by 8:00 to participate in breakfast service)
  • 8:30-9:00 AM — Morning meeting/Outside time if weather permits
  • 9:00-11:00 AM — Curriculum time: Art, language, science, math, manipulatives, gross motor, etc.
  • 11:00-12:00 PM — Group A has lunch and free play time
    Group B has grouptime and playground time
  • 12:00-1:00 PM — Group A has grouptime and playground time / Group B has lunch and free play time
  • 1:00-2:45 PM — Nap (Children who are not asleep after 30 minutes will be invited to participate in activities)
  • 2:45-3:15 PM — Snack
  • 3:15-4:00 PM — Playground
  • 4:00-5:00 PM — Curriculum time
  • 5:00-5:30 PM — Playground time or free choice activities


Preschool Full Day Tuition

Quoted prices are based on weekly rates

5 days $307/ week
4 days $278/ week
3 days $249/ week
2 days $166/ week
1 day $83/ week

What Our Families Say

I like Maple Tree because it is a friendly environment. I love that when you come in, you are acknowledged and you feel welcomed. The staff open doors and helps you when needed. I love the dialogue when it comes to questions or concerns about our baby girl. I love that we don’t feel left out and that I can openly express any concerns or general questions.

We really love Maple Tree – we feel very confident that our child is safe and in loving hands and that he is in an environment that nurtures his growth and development.

I like the loving community Maple Tree has created. I love that kids grow up here and that teachers stay here to see them through. I like how creative and nurturing all of the teachers are when planning lessons and activities. I like how caring and respectful the staff members are to each other. I love that everybody at Maple Tree wants to be there and wants to see it thrive.

I love that there is a lot of outdoor play and field trips over to the monastery! I am lucky to have a safe and fun place to send my children and nephew!

From the day our daughter began attending Maple Tree, we felt a part of the Maple Tree family. Everyone is welcoming and cheerful. The staff members know my child as an individual. Each child is made to feel so special. My child loves Maple Tree, the downside is that she protests taking a vacation day with me; she never wants to miss a day.

We like Maple Tree because of the teachers. The teachers make the difference! Several of the teachers have become like our family! They make Maple Tree and we love them for loving our boys!

We like the caring, consistent staff. There is a thoughtful learning environment. The balance of core curriculum and special events are wonderful and we know our daughter enjoys them very much.

I like Maple Tree because of the people. I feel like I am leaving my daughter with family. Even the teachers in other rooms welcome her. It gives me a great feeling. I like the open communication with teachers and their willingness to work with special requests I have for my child.

We like the daily, consistent structure that Maple Tree provides the kids. We like the different activities and the sensory experiences.

The families are loving and the teachers are committed, making it easy to develop relationships with everyone.

Our child learns every day – socially, academically, and spiritually. Number one: We love all the staff.

We enjoy picking up our child at the end of the day and seeing how much fun she is having with the other children and her teachers. We appreciated how all the teachers knew our child’s name within days of her starting at Maple Tree. We love how our daughter’s eyes light up when she sees her teacher; we can tell her teacher loves her job.

I am always excited to read the newsletter for the month and see what fun activity is planned. I always look forward to looking in my child’s file folder and finding the art projects she has created or finding photos from one of her fun days (petting zoo, pony rides, jumpy castle day, picture day, water play day, crazy hair day, pajama day or the Christmas pageant). Thank you for the wonderful care you provide for my daughter. The peace of mind I have knowing she is there is just wonderful!

Routines are followed and the children understand good expectations for behavior and responsibility. The environment is calm, loving, and happy. I love how the preschool room facilitates the different learning areas. The newsletters, emails, daily notes, and conferences are awesome for keeping us informed.

We like the teachers. The longevity indicates that people are satisfied with their jobs-this is important. The teachers seem friendly and good with the kids. They seem to really care.