Open House August 28, 2021 9AM to 2PM

The Joshua Tree Early Learning Center

Committed to Teaching Children Through Music, Art, and Dramatic Play. Our enriching arts curriculum encourages children to create, perform, and respond to the arts, and helps them to reason and understand the world around them. Art-based learning also develops self discipline, creativity, and confidence that will help children to succeed in school and life.

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Committed to Teaching Children Through Music, Art, and Dramatic Play. Our enriching arts curriculum encourages children to create, perform, and respond to the arts, and helps them to reason and understand the world around them. Art-based learning also develops self discipline, creativity, and confidence that will help children to succeed in school and life.

Limited Time Special Offer! Refer a Friend and Earn a $400 Tuition Credit.
The Joshua Tree Early Learning Center located in the Northern Liberties part of Philadelphia. The Joshua Tree schools are Full Day and Part Day, Year Round Educational centers. We provide two healthy meals and snacks daily. (During covid19, families must send meals) The Joshua Tree promotes a Multicultural Environment. We Strongly believe in diversity in our inclusive environment.

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Our Education Programs

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Students Empowerment

Student empowerment is where students gain the authority and agency to make decisions on their own and implement their changes in school. Student empowerment generally includes learning, teaching and leadership in the classroom. Empowerment happens through student authorization and action upon gaining a sense of power. Student empowerment refers to students prioritizing meaningfulness, competence, impact and choice in their learning journey. Strategies for instructors to use to promote student empowerment include inspiring possibilities, tapping into students’ interests and encouraging critical consumption and creation.

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Teachers Empowerment

Empowerment refers to the employee’s feeling of being effective, in control and influential. Empowerment is an amalgam of four related feelings. Autonomy carries a sense of freedom in making choices about how to work and results in the feeling that the person is responsible for her choices. Confidence is the personal feeling of having the ability to perform the job satisfactorily. Meaningfulness is the employee’s feeling that the duties of the job are valuable. Finally, impact is the feeling that tasks produce intended results.

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Motivation

Empowerment improves employee commitment, creativity, productivity, satisfaction and motivation. Effective motivation comes from within the individual. Traditional rewards such as monetary compensation are not the best motivators. Appreciation, meaningful work, a happy and flexible work environment and a feeling of personal achievement are powerful motivators. Empowerment is a factor that enables better performance through these mechanisms.

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Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is defined as an ongoing, collaborative relationship between parents and staff with a shared goal: to help students succeed. As a parent, you have many responsibilities. High-quality child care programs work closely with you to care for your children and help you meet your family’s goals. Teachers who value parent engagement welcome their insights and strive to work together throughout the year. The more support students have available to them, the better equipped they’ll be to reach their potential.

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This all adds up to one important goal: Prepare every child for school and the future.

How we work our learning programs in various categories

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Our Promise to you

Our caregivers will communicate love, keep an upbeat positive attitude and smile . Assure that all children experience a safe, diverse, loving, stable and nurturing environment where they can thrive.

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We are following CDC and local COVID-19 guidelines, including social distancing, daily health screenings, and additional measures to keep our children, staff and families safe.

Yes, all employees, parents and children will have to pass a daily health screening. The health screening includes a temperature check and a series of COVID-19 related questions that pertain to the individual and their households.

The health and well-being of our families and staff are our highest priorities. In the interest of limiting the opportunity for transmission to our vulnerable community, we are taking the following precautionary measures:

Your household must remain out of the center if any member of your household has (or has been in close contact with anyone who has):

a. A suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 (for example – close contact at school, work, religious service, social gathering); or

b. Traveled: internationally; or domestically, from any area which is the subject of travel restrictions under applicable state and local guidance.         

14 days after the last potential exposure, your household may return provided these three things have happened:

a. At least 10 days have passed since any household member first experienced symptoms; and

b. Symptoms have improved for any household member that experienced symptoms (for example, cough or shortness of breath has improved); and

c. The household has been fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.

Please note, depending on the circumstances we may require you to obtain medical clearance before return to the center will be allowed.

To implement enhanced safety protocols for all areas including daily health screening, distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting. Our goal is to ensure that all of our health and safety practices in every center are in line with recommendations provided by the CDC and requirements of state and local municipalities, and have the well-being of children, families, and staff at their core.

All employees will be in face coverings while working. Those conducting health screenings will wear gloves while conducting the screenings. Those undertaking disinfection activities will be wearing gloves while disinfecting. Teachers will wear gloves for activities that they wore gloves for in the past; diaper changing and bathroom help, wiping noses, first aid and cleaning. They also wear gloves for preparing and serving food. They will not be required to wear gloves all day.

Unless mandated by local state authorities or medically necessary, The Joshua Tree does not require the use of masks for children. To provide a safe and healthy environment, we employ strict exclusion policies for households, regular health screens, increased disinfection, and social distancing practices. Please contact our center directly to learn more.

Prospective parents are being encouraged to visit our link for a virtual tour.

Keystone Stars

Keystone STARS is Pennsylvania’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). A QRIS is a continuous quality improvement systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education programs. Keystone STARS is a program of Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

Our Guiding Principles

Keystone STARS is a responsive system to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania. Our system is guided by three core principles:

We believe inclusion, diversity, equity and respect are foundational values embedded in these principles.

Keystone STARS has four primary goals:

OCDEL’s Keystone STARS Program supports all early care and education programs to improve program quality. We encourage programs to think about the Keystone STARS Performance Standards as a tool to support continuous quality improvement (CQI) that impacts services to the children and families in your care.

Keystone STARS – Improving the quality through: