New Programs at the Peppermint Tree!

November 12th, 2010 by Valerie Frost-Lewis
 Spread the word!  Starting in January 2011, Peppermint Tree will be offering an afternoon Preschool Class as well as a Saturday Morning “My Parent and Me at the Peppermint Tree” music and movement class for toddlers, 2’s and 3 year olds and an adult.    Keep reading to get the details. 
Starting in January, 2011:
Afternoon Preschool Classes for 3’s, 4’s and 5 year olds: Quarter Day:  1:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Taught by our existing Peppermint Tree staff, and cost is the same as our morning quarter day program. 

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum teaching Foundational Skills for reading, math, science & social skills:

  • Engaging the minds of children through hands-on learning
  • Daily outdoor activities (weather permitting)
  • Balance between teacher directed and child directed activities
  • School readiness skills such as listening, cooperating, respect
  • Teaching through the arts: music, art media, movement, dramatic play

Choose a schedule for your child that includes 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week.

 Monthly Payments based on
Number of Days Per week:                        2                  3                    4                    5          
Quarter Day (9:00-11:30 or 1:00-3:30)
$ 269.00
Plus $75.00 non-refundable family registration fee.  Registration is available on-line  at , or at the center.  Call 732-929-2500 for more information. 
Also Starting January 2011:
“My Parent & Me at The Peppermint Tree” : Music and movement for Toddlers, 2’s and 3 year olds: Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. 30 minute class followed by a 15 minute social snack time.  Click this link to see our web page on this new and exciting program:
  • A relaxed environment to share music between children and adults
  • Original music inspired by many cultures and music genres
  • Self expression is encouraged through movement, musical instruments, scarves, bean bags and other surprises to keep it lively and interesting
  • Rhymes, finger plays, singing and more.
  • Explorations of rhythm, tempo and pitch variations provide exposure to early pattern recognition
  • Children and parents can connect during snack time after class. 
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
Each class is $5.00 per person (1 child and 1 adult would be $10.00)
Register for a minimum of four classes at a time. ($40.00 for 1 child/1 adult)  Registration is available on-line  at , or at the center.  Call 732-929-2500 for more information. 

Starts January 8, 2011
Announcing for school year 2011 – 2012:
Full Day Kindergarten at The Peppermint Tree
We are coordinating our curriculum with the Toms River School System, so children will learn what is required to prepare for First Grade.  In addition, the children will be given more time to learn the concepts more deeply and to explore them with hands on learning to assure full understanding, not just memorization.  Since we will have the full school day, the children will not be rushed and we will be able to integrate many different teaching strategies to reach all learners.  The children will also have ample time to play and socialize, which is an important part of their development.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our children!
Please watch for more information.  We will be having an early registration for the full day Kindergarten due to the demand for this class.  More details to follow.  See our web page on this new program by clicking here:
We’ve got lots of exciting new offerings at The Peppermint Tree.  Hope you’ll join us!
Valerie Frost-Lewis  (“Miss Val”)

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