Mulberry Tree
Learning Center

— ENROLLMENT —

SCHOOL HOURS

Monday – Friday 6:30am to 6:00pm

AGES

2½ Years Old through 5 Years Old

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

In Ages Served

Whittier, California
 562-696-5114

We value each child’s ability to create, learn, and build meaningful relationships with each other.

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Mulberry Tree Learning Center is an inclusive program that strives to provide your child to learn through hands on experience joyfully, and ultimately become self motivated problem solvers with a curiosity about the world.

Mulberry Tree is composed of 4 classrooms, each having outdoor learning spaces. Three of the classrooms are outdoor classrooms (Caterpillars, Branches and our After school Program). Outdoor classrooms ignite a world of learning that can’t be duplicated indoors. Children spend the bulk of their day outside, as the outdoor space accommodates every kind of play.

Approach

Founded in 1986, Mulberry Tree is a full time private preschool in Whittier, California. We are inspired by the Reggio Approach that originated from Reggio Emilia, Italy. We adapt this approach to meet the needs of our specific community. We follow theorists such as Vygotsky, Piaget, and Dewey, and continually refine the practices and philosophy derived from Reggio Emilia. In this spirit, we have created a space that encourages exploration, communication and collaboration.

Mission

We believe children learn best when they explore and experience, reflect, ask and discuss. This type of learning is supported by caring adults, and an interconnected system of child, family and community. From serving the community, the children experience diversity, creativity and kindness. We view families as partners in the learning process. We believe our teachers are co-learners and co-researchers with the children and the environment which inspires children.

Philosophy

Our philosophy is based on a social constructivist theory that views knowledge as being built by the learner. Social discourse and negotiation enable the student to build a personal knowledge base. This strong focus on social collaboration, working in groups, helps the children feel equal participants in their learning as their thoughts and questions are valued. Children quickly become competent, capable and full of ideas as they are driven by their own interests to understand and know more.

Enrollment is Open

We are a year around program. Families may come in to see the facility without an appointment Monday-Friday from 8:30-9:30am only.

ENROLLMENT FORM

MEET OUR STAFF & TEACHERS

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing.” – L.P. Jacks

MIACHELLE ANDRADE
MIACHELLE ANDRADEOwner/Director
RUBY HINES
RUBY HINES Owner/Administrator

Twigs & Branches

JOVANNA LEDESMA
JOVANNA LEDESMATeacher
KELSEY BERTCH
KELSEY BERTCHTeacher
SARAH-ASHLEY SERRANO
SARAH-ASHLEY SERRANOTeacher
LESLIE GARCIA
LESLIE GARCIATeacher
KIMBERLY VALDEZ
KIMBERLY VALDEZTeacher
VALERIE CARMENA
VALERIE CARMENATeacher
DENISE GARCIA
DENISE GARCIATeacher
MORGAN LUCAS
MORGAN LUCASTeacher

Caterpillar Class

SARAH ANDRADE
SARAH ANDRADETeacher
MELISSA SANCHEZ-ORTIZ
MELISSA SANCHEZ-ORTIZTeacher
VIVIAN GONZALEZ
VIVIAN GONZALEZTeacher

Butterfly Class

JANELLY FLORES
JANELLY FLORESTeacher
SARA SALAZAR
SARA SALAZARTeacher

Questions?

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