Our Philosophy

        At Tree of Life Learning Center our goal is to create a warm, caring, comfortable, and safe environment where children are able to reach their highest potential. We view children as capable and competent, so we create an environment that allows children to explore, investigate, and discover their abilities through an array of activities and play. We offer a program that fosters young children’s curiosity, creativity, self-esteem, and confidence through developmentally appropriate practices.

        We believe that every child has their own unique learning style, so we use multiple teaching styles in order to reach each individual. Our program focuses largely on building social skills – teaching them how to play, build relationships, navigate through social situations, make connections, problem solve, and become leaders. We encourage your child to become a purposeful individual, to respect themselves and others, to gain awareness of the diversity of cultures in the world, and to understand what it means to be part of a community. These skills build confidence and self-esteem, which create the foundation for all learning, growth, and development. When given the proper support and guidance, children naturally thrive!

        We believe in creating a balance between play-based, academic and values-based learning. We believe that “play” has an important role in children’s overall development.  Play allows children to explore the world, and helps them to learn how to work in groups, to share, to negotiate, to think critically, to resolve conflicts, and to learn self-advocacy skills.  And it's FUN!  We want children to be children and love the learning process! We also want them to be prepared for kindergarten.  We offer a strong academic learning environment that will prepare your child for kindergarten and later learning.  Our curriculum falls in line with the San Ramon Unified School District, so that your child will enter kindergarten with confidence.  One of the most essential parts of our school is our values based learning.  We intertwine Jewish values, which are essentially human values, into everything we do.  We teach our children to take care of themselves and make good choices, to care for others in our community and to care for the earth. 

        By incorporating play, academic and values based learning, we are able to focus on all aspects of our children's' development, and help them become well rounded individuals who are prepared for a brighter tomorrow! 

 


 

  • A couple of children having a BLAST on our colorful play structure!

  • Children enjoy child directed circle time while sitting in the book area!