Traveling Tree House rolls into action
The Traveling Tree House is hitting the road again this summer, providing free learning opportunities for children throughout the area.
The mobile learning center stops at 11 designated locations within Douglas County, Monday through Thursday, from June 11 to Aug. 16. The program is overseen by United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties.
At each stop, children experience 75 minutes of reading, crafts and activities. A snack and a gently used book of their choice is sent home with children to keep.
The schedule includes:
Mondays — 10:45 a.m. to noon at Park Osagi in Osakis; 1 to 2:15 p.m. at Maple Ridge Townhomes. There are also Monday evening stops scheduled at Alexandria City Park from 5 to 6:15 p.m. on June 18, July 9 and Aug. 13.
Tuesdays — 9 to 10:15 a.m. Garfield Park-A-While Gardens; 10:45 a.m. to noon Zion Lutheran Church parking lot; and 1 to 2:15 p.m. Noonan Park.
Wednesdays — 9 to 10:15 a.m. Alexandria City Park; 10:45 a.m. to noon Carlos City Park; and 1 to 2:15 p.m. Miltona Community Center.
Thursdays — 9 to 10:15 a.m. Evansville Park; 10:45 a.m. to noon Brandon Lion's Park; 1 to 2:15 p.m. Dean Melton Fillmore Park.
Tree House teachers use AMAZE, a literacy based, anti-bias curriculum.
The program lasts for 10 weeks and is designated for children ages 4 to 11.
No pre-registration is required to attend.
The program is supported by United Way Women United and Alomere Health.