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Join us to discuss Kindergarten Readiness!

Will your child be ready for Kindergarten in the Fall? Learn about the latest research on what your child will need to know and be able to do to be ready for Kindergarten. We will provide strategies to help you prepare your child.

We will also discuss our Private Full Day Kindergarten program, which features small class size and individual instruction.

Workshop presented by Peppermint Tree Owner/Director, Valerie Frost-Lewis, MS Ed., and Kindergarten Teacher/Head Teacher Carol Sullivan.

Registration is required, as space is limited. Child care provided at no charge. To register: call 732-929-2500 or email

OPEN HOUSE:  Ice Cream Social, Monday, May 16th 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

JOIN US!!  All are welcome!

FREE Ice Cream, a Mr. Scott the Music Man Concert, the Fun Bus (fitness fun on wheels) and a visit from “Sister Bear” from the Berenstein Bears! We will also have games such as ring toss, horse shoes and every child will receive a prize for participating!!  Activities are suitable for toddlers through elementary school age children and their families.  Babies are also welcome to attend along with their families.

Come see why “There’s No Place Like The Peppermint Tree”!  If you would like more information on our Summer Camp and School Year programs, visit us on the web at, or call us at 732-929-2500.

Hope to see you on Monday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Valerie Frost-Lewis, MS Ed.


In these rapidly changing times, we are finding that the needs of our families are also shifting. To help our working families, we try to be as flexible as we can to meet your needs. If you need a special schedule for your child, to fit a new work schedule, just let us know, and we will work to make Peppermint Tree suit not just your childen’s needs while they are here, but also your family’s needs.

We are also adding some new programs to meet the needs of our community. Beginning in January, we will not only be offering a morning preschool class from 9:00 a.m. – 11;30, but we will also be adding an afternoon class 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. These classes are in addition to our 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and full day offerings.

Also beginning in January is our “My Parent and Me at The Peppermint Tree” music and movement classes on Saturday mornings. Many parents, working more hours, have told us they are looking for an opportunity to bond with their young child and socialize with other families. So, the class is 30 minutes long, followed by a 15 minute social snack time. Join us! For more information, click here:

And, we are excited to announce our new Full Day Kindergarten offerings for the 2011-2012 school year. This sure beats having the children on and off busses for just a 2.5 hour school schedule. Click here for more information:

Since the Toms River public schools offer only a half day for Kindergarten students, we have received much interest in our Full Day Kindergarten and other Kindergarten options for the 2011-2012 school year, so we are starting registration early for these programs.  We want to save spaces for our interested current Peppermint Tree families, before opening up registration to the public in January. Space is limited!  So we have begun to accept inhouse priority registrations from our current families, and in January, we will open registration up to the general public.

Here is an outline of our Full Day Kindergarten program:   (more…)

 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.