We recognize the unceded and traditional territories of the Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations.
We respectfully acknowledge the many nations who are represented by the urban Indigenous population in the Ridge Meadows Community
Under the Tree Childcare Centre
A place to be for the WHOLE family
Hours of Operation
7:00am to 6:00pm
*We offer flexibility
9975 272nd Street
Maple Ridge, BC
We believe that children learn best when playful curriculum is motivating and meaningful. The children explore and play with materials that are presented in an interesting, provoking and inviting manner.
We believe learning through play creates a variety of experiences to enhance the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social growth of your child. We provide your child with the opportunity for developing social and emotional skills, problem solving, and learning to work together. With respectful guidance and support from educators, children gain independence and practice self regulation.
Children develop a sense of personal and social responsibility, as it relates to each other from within our preschool; from there it naturally flows into our larger community and beyond.
3 TO 5 YEARS OLD
Half day Program
The half day program can begin for children with ages as early as 30 months, however, subject to review and dependent on their readiness.
One of the best features of the half day program is that our experienced teachers facilitate learning through the promotion of meaningful investigations that give your child the chance to ask questions, make predictions and build skills in language, reading, math and science. These investigations often result in long-term projects that give meaning to learning and allow for the children to reach a deeper understanding of their subject.
Keeping with our Reggio Emilia philosophy, our planned activities are based on the interests of the children.
We provide the children with a variety of open-ended art materials to explore and create with, as well as, lots of outdoor time that involve both free play and planned games and activities. In our classroom after school, we support and encourage the children to be respectful of material and to problem solve independently.
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL
Out of School
Out of school care program is open all day on all district wide professional development days and the school closures (Spring Break, Summer Break and Winter Break).
We keep our professional development days and school closure days fun and interesting for the children.
For week long closures a separate schedule is created by the staff with many fun filled activities. Schedules are provided to families prior to the school closure.
We pride ourselves on our cutting-edge infant program for children ages 8 weeks to 18 months.
We provide a non-restrictive-response environment designed to give your infant the freedom to safely explore his or her world. Our caring experienced teachers understand the importance of providing rich learning experiences, positive interactions, and promoting brain development through engaging play activities.
We believe in the importance of early exposure to music and art. These key elements of emotional & intellectual development are featured prominently in our Infant program.
(FROM 8 WEEKS)
The Toddler program is for children ages 18 months up to a maximum of 30 to 36 months depending on their readiness for transition to a Preschool classroom.
The Toddler program is focused on providing an environment that encourages your child to actively explore the world with their bodies and all their senses. In every classroom, you will find experienced teachers who are skilled in supporting toddlers’ growing independence, emerging skills, & developing sense of self. Classrooms are equipped with materials that promote and inspire a variety of learning-rich experiences – from providing cause/effect experiences to help toddlers figure out how the world works to opportunities to explore different art materials and even create music.