first Presbyterian Church

of Cumberland, Maryland
Learning Tree Nursery School
Established in 1978, the Learning Tree Nursery School is a non-profit organization open to the general public. We welcome all children from the community and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex or creed.
The philosophy of The Learning Tree Nursery School has as its cornerstone the developmental theory of early childhood education. We believe that each child has worth and dignity and therefore, the right to a variety of learning experiences which will promote his/her fullest possible development. We believe learning occurs when realistic expectations are made in a climate in which the learner is valued.
The nursery school experience is a benefit to the child when it stimulates him/her intellectually; broadens his/her social abilities to accept security with adults; and companionship with his/her peers; influences growth toward self-discipline; and promotes health, physical growth, motor development and self-expression.
The goals of the Learning Tree Nursery School programs are to establish firm educational roots; but at the same time promote childhood. Our goals for your child are the same as those published by Association for Childhood Education International and the National Association for Education of Young Children. They are:
to promote health, physical growth and motor development
to increase independence in meeting and solving problems
to strengthen inner emotional controls
to recognize reasonable limits and to influence growth toward self-discipline
to encourage self-liking and self-confidence and self-understanding
to foster security with adults
to stimulate liking for children of different ages and backgrounds
to promote the language skills
to promote self-expression in art, music and dance
to broaden intellectual horizons
to help children to observe, investigate, seek and acquire information, and think critically.

Registering for Learning Tree
Please use the Registration Form for Ages 2 & 3 2024-2025 or Registration For for Age 4 2024-2025 to register your child. If you have questions, please contact the Director, Nadene Stroup at (301) 777-3700 Ext. 103. You can drop your registration form off at the church office, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
Tuition for the 2024-2025 School Year
2 & 3 Year Olds
  • 1 day per week for one month = $100.00
  • 2 days per week for one month = $200.00
  • 3 days per week for one month = $300.00
4 Year Olds
  • 3 days per week for one month = $300.00
  • 5 days per week for one month (Pre-K) = $350.00
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