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Thursday, September 27, 2012, 6:30 pm – 7:30 p.m.

Come to our open house, and find out why “There’s no place like The Peppermint Tree!”.  All classrooms will be set up and in action with our students, staff and families!  Our  teachers and administrators will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our curriculum.

This is our “Back to School Night” for our current students and their families, which makes it a wonderful opportunity for new families to come and meet our community of families, teachers and wonderful children.

Registration materials will be available. Our programs serve children 2.5 years old through Full and Half Day Kindergarten, as well as before and after elementary school care.

We hope you will join us!

Valerie Frost-Lewis, MS Ed.


June Newsletter

June 1st, 2012 No Comments

Dear Parents

“Time flies when you’re having fun!” And, what a fast year it’s been here at The Peppermint Tree. We hope you and your child have enjoyed our program, and that we will be seeing you in Summer Camp and/or in the Fall. (more…)

February Newsletter

January 31st, 2012 No Comments

Dear Parents,
for Fall 2012 are now flowing into the office from current families and we will be opening up registration up to the public as of February 1st. Please fill out your child’s registration form either on paper & hand in to your child’s teacher, or on-line at our website, and send in the $75.00 family registration fee as soon as possible if you would like to reserve a spot for your child at Peppermint Tree next Fall. Space is saved on a first come, first reserved basis.  This includes registration for Full Day or Extended Day Kindergarten, as well as our Early Learners Preschool starting at 2 years of age, our Preschool class (3 years), Pre-K class (4 years) and our Before and After Elementary School programs for East Dover and Cedar Grove Schools. 

Parents or Grandparents, do you have an interesting hobby you could share with the children?  Or, would you like to come in to your child’s classroom to explain what your job is?  Children benefit greatly from seeing their own parent in the classroom, also they learn so much about the world when we share our work and our passions.  Please write a note to your child’s teacher if you would like to come in some time!


December Newsletter

November 30th, 2011 No Comments

Dear Families,

“Pajama Club” Parents Night Out  – Friday, December 2, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(There’s still room, so RSVP Today!!)

 Do you need a chance to get holiday shopping done without the kids???  Some of our parent Strengthening Families volunteers (along with Miss Val) will watch your children while you shop this Friday evening so you can either shop or have a quiet dinner out!
We will treat the kids to pizza, popcorn, a drink and movies for $3.00 per child.  (The children will vote on movies to watch so if you have popular G-Rated movies to share, please send them in with your children for us to borrow for the evening.) (more…)

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…)

If you’re here, then you’ve seen it…yesterday we went live with our new website.  Thanks to Gary Dates and Songworks Design, we are up and running with our awesome new website that will help us communicate with families about the happenings at The Peppermint Tree.  You can also leave a comment back to us in this “What’s New” blog. 

Our new blog

September 21st, 2010 No Comments

This is the first post in our new…”What’s New” blog.  You can write back and add your comments, too!  We are hoping this will help to keep us in touch through out the year.