Kids Thrive at Nature Inspired Sequoia’s Treehouse Childcare & Preschool



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Founder Sequoia Hartman shares her love of nature and learning with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years at the newly opened Sequoia’s Treehouse Childcare & Preschool.

Hey parents of kids ages 6 weeks to 5 years – summer fun doesn’t have to end when September rolls around! With almost 30% of 4-year-olds participating in preschool programs nationwide, new studies are consistently publishing “about the importance of physical play, and play generally, in early childhood development. Not only does research suggest that play supports academic-related skills, but also physical skills and development.”

Locally this early development thrives in the hands of Sequoia Hartman and the team at Sequoia’s Treehouse Childcare & Preschool. Their brand new nature inspired school’s mission is an “emphasis is on the physical, cognitive and social/emotional growth of children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Children are presented with experiences allowing them to discover and explore their world through art, science, language, music, dramatic play, and the natural environment.”

Hartman has over 15 years of experience in the childcare field and is proud to pass on her deep love of nature and the outdoors, family, and community to others.

At Sequoia’s Treehouse, class sizes are kept small with lots of time spent outdoors. Hartman is proud of their “two spacious outdoor areas which provide children many opportunities to engage in water play, digging, building with sand, gardening, running, and observing weather patterns and nature.”

The school’s philosophy is “play-based with some teacher-led activities and a variety of open-ended materials that allow children to build, create, pretend, and use their own ideas.”

Overall, the school’s primary goals are simple: to help children become good friends and community members, independent learners, problem solvers, and music and art lovers. They work with parents and families to keep creativity flowing and engage “in the development of the whole child growing cognitively, socially, physically, and emotionally through play.”

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Kids at Sequoia’s Treehouse Childcare & Preschool learning through nature, like this activity of painting acorns.

Whether you’re the proud parent of an infant, toddler, preschooler, or pre-K student, programs like Sequoia’s Treehouse are a blessing for both parent and child. The U.S. Department of Education reports that “the importance of early learning is clear. Studies prove that children who have rich early learning experiences are better prepared to thrive in kindergarten and beyond.”

The program opens September 2015. Parents wishing to enroll in the September session are encouraged to sign up before August 31 to receive free registration and $300 off tuition. The school will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. to assist working families.

Follow Sequoia’s Treehouse on Facebook or read more about their classrooms, teachers, and curriculum on their website.

The school is located off South Bay Road NE near South Bay Elementary School near Lacey, WA at 3319 33rd Lane NE in Olympia. For more information, you can call 425-298-5013 or email

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