Kirksville, MO
(660) 665-2003

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    The Learning Tree

    The Learning Tree is a private daycare facility. The director is Amelia Shahan

    Early Childcare

    Routines offer the opportunity to build positive relationships with children and promote trust. Too often, the time spent diapering and toileting, feeding, dressing, and helping children fall asleep are missed opportunities for development and learning. The Creative Curriculum® will help teachers and caregivers use routine times to nurture children’s curiosity, help them feel secure, and create a language- rich environment full of warm, loving, and meaningful interactions. This is what helps build the foundation for children’s future success in school and in life.


    Five fundamental principles guide practice and help teachers to understand the reasons for intentionally setting up and structuring preschool programs in specific ways. Our lesson plans reflect our alignment with creative curriculum and the philosophy that children learn by doing.  This requires active thinking and experimentation.  Our classroom, it’s materials, activities, and interactions promote such an environment.

    • Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical foundation for successful learning.
    • Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.
    • Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning.
    • The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions.
    • Teacher-family partnerships promote development and learning.

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    Childcare Openings

    • Accepts

      Full-time, Part-time, Afterschool care, Care when school is closed, Food Program Reimbursement, Childcare Subsidy, Private Pay

    • Licensed Spots


    • Infant Openings

      9 (birth - age 2)

    • Pre-School Openings

      7 (age 2 - 5)


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