The Tree House Child Care Program
Thank you for your interest in the Tree House! We are self-sustained program that is funded entirely by parent tuition and at no cost to the Board of Education. We offer a variety of services for students in grades K through 6 including:
1. Before and After School Care - Beginning before school at 6:30 AM and remaining open until 6:00 PM.
2. Full Day Programs - Offered from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM on Professional Development Days, February and April breaks, and during summer recess. Open to all children in grades K through 6. Events include outside presenters, field trips, and themed activities that incorporate physical activity, science, art, reading, presenters, and field trips.
3. Extended Day Enrichment Clubs - Three-hour sessions of varying topics designed to engage students and alleviate scheduling conflicts for parents on the five Teaching and Learning Initiative days scheduled throughout the school year (see district calendar for dates).
Before and After School Care
Transportation is provided before and after hours to all district schools from our three site, including:
Charles Barnum Elementary School, 68 Briar Hill Road in Groton, services families from its own building, Mary Morrisson and Pleasant Valley.
Before school, children are well supervised in a loosely structured environment in which they choose their own activities. Several choices are available, including exercise and physical games, puzzles, and coloring. Centers are also available daily. These student ready kits are varied in themes such as sensory activities, construction challenges, and art projects. They are rotated every two weeks to ensure continued student interest.
Our after school environment is more structured and offers snack/socialization time, homework help, weekly clubs, and daily outdoor play and/or structured physical games.
Full Day Programs
The Tree House is open from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM on professional development days and during spring and summer recesses. Special activities, including field trips and presenters, are planned to ensure that children have fun and unique experiences on these days. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive email notifications when program details are available for the following full-day programs:
Please use the links on the left of the screen to learn more about the program policies and procedures, schedules, and to find helpful links to help you to contribute to your child’s learning. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Extended Day Enrichment Programs
Plans are currently underway for enrichment programs to be offered on next year's early dismissal days. If you would like to receive an email when more information is available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.