Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Milwaukee’s Tiny Green Trees Nature Based Childcare offers environmentally friendly, nature based childcare for up to 22 children of all religious and ethnic backgrounds between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years old. Full day care from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. is available Monday – Friday, twelve months a year.

The center groups mixed-age children together to provide them the opportunity to grow up in a “family-style” environment that looks, acts and feels like home.

The curriculum is inspired by Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and Montessori early childhood approaches, with an emphasis on outdoor and indoor environmental awareness, sustainable gardening and explorative art activities.

Tiny Green Trees serves organic fruits, vegetables as much as possible, avoiding ‘conventional’ chemical-laden, heavily processed foods. Teaching children the importance of healthy eating and understanding where food comes from improves their nutrition and instills better habits for life.

Tiny Green Trees Nature Based Childcare believes that if a child can be exposed to “environmental literacy” early on, then the child will be motivated and have the ability to keep our planet healthy for years to come.

MISSION
To instill a love for nature in our children by supporting their natural growth in a home-like, healthy, and sustainable environment.

VISION
Tiny Green Trees is a nature-based early childhood education center that puts nature at the heart of the program. We value and teach children to learn about nature, in nature and for nature. Our curriculum emphasizes that care and protection of nature and our environment is as important as healthy child development. We believe that if a child can be exposed to “environmental literacy” early on, then they will be motivated and have the ability to keep our planet healthy for years to come.

PHILOSOPHY
We respect the natural urge in children to grow and discover in a mixed-age group setting. Our daily rhythm creates time for children to learn practical life skills throughout each season. We embrace nature as our teacher and practice practical life skills throughout our daily rhythms. Our experienced early educators work to create a  safe, nurturing, and natural environment that promotes positive self-image, independence, self-confidence, and healthy living skills.

We hope our tiny green trees childcare center will be your child’s home away from home!

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