The Rose Tree Early Learning Center officially opened our doors on July 1, 2021 as an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Located at 145 W. Rose Tree Rd. in Media, PA, we continue the tradition of quality education and care previously provided by Rose Tree Day School.
Since 1979, Rose Tree Day School has operated as part of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County (UUCDC), falling under the church’s religious status as a non-profit organization. In October 2020, after careful consideration of both the church’s current and future evolution and the increasing complexities of running a day school, the UUCDC’s board made the determination to cease operations of the Rose Tree Day School effective June 30, 2021.
For more than 40 years, Rose Tree Day School has provided exemplary early childhood learning programming to the local community led for the past 30 years by Director, Andrea Sampson and Educational Coordinator, Marianne Conway. With the need for the type of high-quality programming and safe and nurturing environment that Rose Tree Day School provides at an all-time high, the decision was made to incorporate the school as its own independent entity under the continued leadership of Ms. Sampson and Ms. Conway bearing the new name of Rose Tree Early Learning Center (RTELC).
Rose Tree Early Learning Center launched in the summer of 2021, after being known as Rose Tree Day School for more than 40 years. We have educated hundreds of young children and supported their families, always guided by the highest quality standards.
Our dynamic Board of Directors bring years of demonstrated success to RTELC. These professional individuals share their strong expertise in community relations, marketing, licensing, finance, education, health, and quality assurance. We share a deep understanding of the mission and the vision of Rose Tree Early Learning Center and work together to make it come to fruition.
The Rose Tree Early Learning Center offers a program which enriches the world of each child and augments what a child learns at home. Our curiculum is individualized to meet the unique needs of all learners and incorporates Social and Emotional, Gross and Fine Motor, Language, Cognitive and Self-Help Developmental areas. The teachers foster children's natural curiosity and energy into learning, and help to instill a lifetime love for learning, sense of independence, self-confidence and caring for each other and the community.
Learning areas are set up in the classrooms and facility to encourage exploration and learning and include, but are not limited to:
In our preschool classroom, we utilize a teacher created curriculum that is cross-walked to Pa’s Early Learning Standards. Our experienced teachers provide diverse and developmentally appropriate experiences to meet the varied learning styles, backgrounds, interests and needs of each child. The teachers provide play opportunities that allow your child to learn and explore the world around them while investigating early learning concepts, socialization and being a member of a new community. Children will learn and discover their interests through collaboration with the teacher and peers in small and large groups as well as in individual learning.
In our Pre-k classrooms, the teachers build upon and continue to develop the children’s knowledge and skills including promoting independence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, sharing, self-regulation and problem solving in preparation for Kindergarten. Through using hands on materials and providing varied opportunities for play and exploration, we utilize a teacher created curriculum based on PA’s Early Learning Standards to address all areas of a child’s development. Our pre-k program includes a balanced curriculum of fun and innovative activities with emphasis placed on providing developmentally appropriate activities and experiences so all children grow and learn at their own pace.
In our PM Kindergarten Program, we realize that Kindergarteners are in between early childhood and elementary years so we provide a wide range of experiences to support the children’s interests and needs while providing a supportive and nurturing environment. The children have both indoor and outdoor daily opportunities for play allowing the children time to choose activities and to foster children’s curiosity, relationships, independence and creativity. By utilizing a teacher created curriculum, based on PA’s Kindergarten Standards, the teachers use small group and individualized instruction to fulfill all Kindergarten requirements, while having the flexibility to use various teaching strategies to meet the diverse learning styles of our Kindergarteners. Our low child/teacher ratios provide daily opportunities for small group writing, reading, journaling, hands-on math, science, social studies, computer, art, music, gross motor and fine motor activities. RTELC is in the process of completing the licensing process to retain our PA Department of Education status.
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