Learning Tree Academy"Children do not care how much you know until they know how much you care" - Teddy Roosevelt
Welcome to Your Children’s Home Away from Home!
We are experts in early childhood learning and have been open for more than 8 years. Our staff has over 100 years of combined experience caring for and educating children!
Here, at Learning Tree Academy, we welcome infants and lovingly support them up to 6 years old. We also offer the Virtual Learning Support program for elementary school students.
We welcome Infants to Pre-K and Elementary School Virtual Learners
To provide a safe, supportive learning setting with a welcoming atmosphere that creates a sense of belonging. We provide an inclusive environment which acknowledges and respects children from diverse families and cultural backgrounds.
At Learning Tree Academy, we believe in the unlimited potential of each child. We aim to create a love of learning in each child. We strive for growth and use every learning opportunity to enhance our curriculum.
As teachers, we recognize that children always make decisions in response to their experiences. There’s a belief behind every behavior. Kids learn about the world by doing. It’s our job to encourage them and provide opportunities for them to learn the best social and life skills.
We follow the Five Criteria of Positive Discipline:
Help children feel a sense of connection (Belonging and Significance);
Is kind and firm at the same time (Respectful and Encouraging);
Is effective long-term (punishment may “work” in the short term, but has negative long-term results);
Teach valuable social life skills for a good character (Respect, Concern for others, Problem-solving, Cooperation, Contribution).
Invite children to discover how capable they are and to use their personal power in constructive ways.
When children experience a loving connection and provided with adequate autonomy that allows them to contribute, they feel stronger about themselves. They learn that they’re capable, respected by others, and they experience a sense of belonging.
As psychiatrist Alfred Adler pointed out, “Human behavior is purposive and it’s directed by goals to belong and feel significant”. He believed that each of us has an inborn impulse to contribute to the wellbeing of those around us.
We try to listen to each other and our children. We respectfully focus on solutions and share responsibility. We model all the skills we want our children to learn for the future.
Hello and welcome to Learning Tree Academy, or as our parents call it, Our Home Away From Home.
How old is your child?
Infants/ Early Toddlers
6 weeks – 18 months old
18 months - 3 years old
3 - 5 years old
Elementary School Virtual Learners
K to 2nd grade
Toddlers - K
What Our Families are Saying
We have been attending LTA for years (our children are currently 2 & 5). The atmosphere is very welcoming and the kids are happy and engaged. We love the teachers/staff and are so happy to have a safe and healthy place for our children to go when we can’t be with them!
NJ Department of Children and Families