About Sequoia’s Treehouse Children’s Center
Sequoia’s Treehouse Preschool is a Nature Inspired, Play Based Children’s Center based on the philosophy of early learning that has emerged from the pioneering collective work of a group of schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. We are shaped by an emergent curriculum and anti-bias practices while encouraging principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. Our spaces invite curiosity, exploration, creativity and discovery. Skills are learned which build confidence, independence and helps children understand their role as a family and community member.
The early years are a unique and exciting time as children are busy developing physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. Our program is play-based with some teacher-led activities and a variety of open-ended materials that allow children to build, create, pretend, and use their own ideas. Many of the materials are designed to help children develop the skills needed for later learning. Children have the opportunity to represent their ideas in different dimensions, scales and perspectives. Teachers facilitate their use of materials for more complex projects.
We have a spacious outdoor area in which children have many opportunities to engage in water play, digging, building with sand, gardening, running, playing hide and seek, and observing weather patterns and nature.
We strive for smaller classes so we may give students our full attention. We strive for smaller ratios that are age-appropriate for each age-group.