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We are proud to announce that for the second time this year, The Asbury Park Press has visited The Peppermint Tree to learn about an important Early Childhood Education topic, and to create an educational video.  We are also featured in an article on the subject of Developmental Milestones.

Here is the link to the video and article featuring The Peppermint Tree:

Our Director, Valerie Frost-Lewis, MS Ed. is interviewed about Developmental Milestones in Preschool Children and the wonderful children and staff of The Peppermint Tree are there to illustrate the high points!  Enjoy!

We have just received the exciting news that The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has once again selected Valerie Frost-Lewis, the owner/director of The Peppermint Tree Child Development Center and her husband, Scott Lewis, aka “Mr. Scott the Music Man”, to make a presentation on the topic of early childhood music and movement at their annual conference. The title of our presentation will be: “Move Your Feet to the Beat!: A high energy, motivating, interactive exploration of music and movement in the early childhood classroom.” We will be making this presentation at NAEYC’s 2011 Annual Conference, November 2-5 in Orlando, FL. (more…)

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.


We are proud to be a “Strengthening Families” Center. We provide resources, family friendly activities, information and support to our community of families.  We are one of only eight centers in Ocean County that are participating in this national program.  Here is a bit of background on this program: (more…)

Hi everyone!

I am so excited for our first “My Parent and Me” class after the holidays. It will be Saturday, January 8th at 9:30 a.m. We are putting together some fun interactive songs to help us get to know each other and enjoy music and movement together. For more information on the program, click here: