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All posts by Amy Benson May

Kindergarten Spring Performance


To paint a true picture of Treehouse Learning’s play-based, relationship-centered, community-focused River Kindergarten experience, come check out our annual Treehouse Learning River Kindergarten’s Spring Performance!! Get your passport ready for an artistic and musical extravaganza performed by a talented group 
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Why Private Kindergarten at Treehouse Learning?


Kindergarten at Treehouse Learning Treehouse Learning first opened our full-day Kindergarten program in 2010 after the expansion of our building two years prior, when Colorado only offered half-day kindergarten options. The classroom and Kindergarten program was named “River,” which is 
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Gratitude, Peace, and Building Resilience


On Peace, Gratitude, and Childhood At Big Circle, our daily community singing ritual, we’ve recently incorporated a Peace song, and this feels particularly relevant and important at this moment in the world. We want to take the opportunity to invite 
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Building Lifelong Healthy Relationships with Food and Food Systems


What’s Growing This Week? This week at Big Circle we’ve focused on the foods that have been grown near or around us. (The vegetable-related puns we weave into our Big Circle Singing experience just can’t be beet…. From my head 
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Wear Your Imagination: The Intersection of Creativity, Sustainability, and a Growth Mindset


Wear Your Imagination! The week of October 30-November 3rd is our annual Treehouse Learning Dress up Week, something we coin, “Wear Your Imagination!” Let’s get creative and wear interesting, creative, and thoughtful things all week long! (But always things that 
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Hispanic Heritage Month, Indigenous People’s Day, and Identity: Person-First Language


We wanted to offer a few definitions to explore some relevant overlaps between Hispanic Heritage and Indigenous People’s Day (which each include systems of European colonization). We started with these definitions to explore concepts of identity and culture with the 
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“Culturally Divisive” Topics, or Social-Emotional Learning as the Foundations of Democracy


This week, we received a great question from one of our parent feedback surveys that we thought would make an excellent blog post. The question was: How does Treehouse Learning teach socially or culturally divisive subjects? First, we don’t actually 
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Halloween: Candy, Consumption, and Costumes (Oh My!)


Halloween at the end of the month is such an interesting cultural phenomenon in 2023 here in America!  Here is a blog post we wrote last year: The Culture of Costumes on Creative Learning Experiences – Treehouse Learning where we started with 
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Water is Life: Everywhere the Water Flows, We Can Plant a Tree to Grow…


Our own backyard here in Boulder County is the direct connection to our approach to water at Treehouse Learning and as residents of the Front Range Water Shed. At the Western Edge of the county in an area now known 
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Treehouse Learning wins Silver Colorado Green Business Network


The Colorado Green Business Network within CDPHE has recognized Treehouse Learning as a Silver-certified member! The program focuses on helping businesses across the state advance sustainability and reduce their environmental impact. By joining, businesses gain access to funding resources, a 
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