The Learning Tree School is a Christian early childhood center open to children of all faiths, race, creed and national or ethnic origin. Basic biblical teachings of Jesus Christ are implemented into the developmentally geared program. Many moral and value lessons are also incorporated into the program.

Since 1981, the Learning Tree School, a non-denominational school located in Buffalo, Wyoming, has provided early childhood education to children ages three through kindergarten. Buffalo is a community of approximately 4,000 residents located in northeast Wyoming at the base of the Big Horn Mountains. The Learning Tree School  began providing preschool two mornings a week in a church basement in Buffalo where no other preschool was available.

Every year it has grown in numbers and gained in reputation as an established preschool where children learn, grow, develop, and are prepared for entrance to the public school classroom.

We now serve more than 100 children each week. We have one certified Director, three fully certified teachers, three instructional assistants and over twenty volunteers (mostly parents, but other interested, responsible adults as well) who spend time in the various classrooms each week.

Learning Tree implements a play-based learning philosophy. Research has shown that play-based learning enhances children’s academic and developmental learning outcomes.  The teachers encourage children’s learning and inquiry through interactions that aim to stretch their thinking to higher levels.  The dispositions for learning, such as curiosity, openness, resilience, optimism, concentration, and creativity are developed in play.

The Learning Tree School is a fully inclusive, developmentally based program aligned with Wyoming’s Early Childhood State Standards.


The Learning Tree admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school programs.