Category Archives: Uncategorized


Pollinators: You Are Great! We Appreciate All You Pollinate!


Pollinator Week: June 19th-23rd: As if we needed a reason to celebrate pollinators! Yay, Pollinator Week! We can’t stop thinking about how much we appreciate them! At Treehouse Learning, we sing about them at Big Circle, we plant foods for 

read more

Treehouse Learning Welcomes Chickens!


Our flock has grown! This Spring Treehouse Learning welcomed 3 lovely feathered ladies into their new home (a custom-made coop down the back driveway). One is already laying eggs, and the other two pullets (or chickens under a year old) 

read more

How to Support Environmental Literacy and a Whole-Planet Mindset at Home


At Treehouse Learning, we provide early care and education with the mission of helping the world thrive, and everything in it. We learn, practice, and establish lifelong patterns for caring for our whole brains and minds, our bodies, and the 

read more

What does it look like to truly honor motherhood?


Once a year in May, a single day is supposedly set aside in our culture to honor and celebrate Mothers and the role of motherhood. To be a mother is simultaneously a marker of personal and social identity, a job 

read more

Building a Better World Through BIDES- Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Sustainability


At Treehouse Learning we have adopted a framework for the expression of our core values called BIDES, an acronym for Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Sustainability. This values framework encompasses our core values as an organization or at the staff 

read more

Is Cheerful Dish-Washing a Reasonable or Necessary Parenting Goal?


How do we support capable, independent, empowered, and responsible children? In our last post, we wrote about how culture impacts our parenting and explored the intersection between Helicopter Parenting, Emotional Intelligence, and a context around household chores and who (and 

read more

Benefits of Mixed Age Groupings


Benefits for Older (or more skilled) children Leadership opportunities! Older children become natural leaders and models Older children benefit from the opportunity to give help, teach, explain concepts to younger children, model sharing behaviors, and show greater sensitivity to the 

read more

Raising Lifelong Readers: School Readiness and Preparing for Lifelong Literacy


“If you cannot write well, you cannot think well, and if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.” -George Orwell “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass Our values and 

read more

Big Circle + Brain Gym: A Whole Brain, Whole Person Invitation into a Joyful Day


Big Circle: More than just singing At its core, Big Circle is a sacred community gathering that invites our entire Treehouse Learning community of children, staff, parents, and other adults into an integrated place of positive, joyful energy. At Treehouse 

read more

Learning With All Sides of the Brain: Brain Gym Cross Crawl


At Treehouse Learning, we support whole-person development and integration through intentional, respectful, and responsive experiences. We are a community of co-learners and believe that all learning optimally and spontaneously occurs in the context of whole-brain integration and activation, and when 

read more