Welcome to The Peppermint Tree Child Development Center, 2020 – 2021 school year! We are so very happy to have each and every one of you in our group of families this year. We are looking forward to an enriching and enjoyable year with your family. And…we are off to a fabulous start!
During the first weeks of school, your children will be getting to know their teachers, learning the daily routines, meeting new friends and finding out about all the things they can do in the classroom and on the playground. Starting school is exciting!
Our teachers in the Preschool and Pre-K classrooms use the Creative Curriculum, a proven, research-based curriculum, to guide intentional teaching activities and experiences for each age group. This is the same curriculum that the Toms River School system has selected for Kindergarten preparation. The teachers will be letting you know about all their exciting activities as they unfold in the classroom.
The Kindergarten Classroom uses McGraw Hill Reading Wonders and Everyday Math to support their learning. Mrs. Sullivan tells me she will be sending homework home soon, so you will see some of the work the children are doing each week.
We are proud that our program has been awarded a 4-star rating in the state’s Grow NJ Kids High Quality Preschool Rating System. We know your children will benefit from the engaging activities we have in store for them!
We like to make sure you know what is happening at school, so each month you will receive this newsletter from me to keep you updated on overall school news at The Peppermint Tree. I post the monthly newsletter on our website (www.pepperminttree.com) for your reference anytime.
We will be emailing you each month with a link to the newsletter rather than giving you a paper newsletter. We would like to save paper where we can.
While we are unable to have our usual community visitors and family events at this time, we will be sure that the children continue to gain a variety of experiences and knowledge through their classroom and playground adventures.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to give us a call at the office: (732) 929-2500. (more…)