Philosophy

At Climbing Tree Community School, an Early Learning Center, we view children as feeling, thinking, creative, and growing individuals. Our child-centered programs prioritize understanding the whole child. Each child’s culture, strengths, challenges, interests, dreams, and fears inform program design, instructional methods, and individual goals through an emergent curriculum. We honor each child’s curiosity and capacity to drive their learning. Children are encouraged to become problem-solving, sensitive, contributing, and responsible members of the “school community” as initial preparation for adulthood in a complex society. 

Mission

Climbing Tree Community School, an Early Learning Center provides a supportive community in which young children expand their learning and development. Our curriculum is child-centered and focuses on play as a dynamic form of learning that involves a wide range of intellectual, social, emotional, and physical capabilities.