Tree House Afterschool Program


New Song Music Ministry

1 Chronicles 23:5 - “David said... praise the Lord with the musical instruments I have provided for that purpose.”

The mission of NSMM is to provide quality musical instruments to children of financially challenged families at NO COST to them.


Tree House After School Program

Tree House Mission Statement

Tree House is a Place TO:

  • Nurture Children
  • To support them, give them advice, and help them grow
  • Empower Children
  • Give them choices
  • Give them a voice
  • Mentor Children
  • Give them direction
  • Be an example
  • Share with them what we know
  • Provide Children with a safe environment

Spiritual Growth

We want children to know they are special. We will help them understand that God knows them individually and believes they are special with special talents. Every Friday, we will have spiritual growth time, and children are welcome to state their joys or concerns.

Tree House Staff

Director – Robin Wiginton – NYS Credential for School Age Children, Former Preschool Teacher and Substitute teacher. Mother of four children.

Business Manager – Angela Militello – Former administrative assistant. Mother of two children.

Group Leaders - Majority of group leaders have either graduated or currently enrolled in college taking, education classes, child/adolescent psychology classes, business administration, fitness training.

Volunteers/Field Study Students Volunteers coming from local colleges and high school, to work with the group leaders. All staff and volunteers of Tree House are properly screened and finger printed.

The Tree House School Age program is dedicated to partnering with parents. Please contact the Director of Business Manager for additional parenting resources and support.

Ratio: NYS requires 1 adult to 10 children.

Possible Daily Schedule

6:30a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Morning Program – Quiet play, art, cooking, breakfast served at 7:50 a.m. Hot and cold food provided.

2:35 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. snack served, free time, and rotation schedule begins at 3:35 p.m. with children participating in either homework room, art, cooking, science, game room or big playroom/outside time. Each rotation period is 35 minutes. Thursdays at 4:10 p.m. are club days, where children sign up at the beginning of the month for 5 choices of clubs they wish to participate in for the month. Friday at 4:10 p.m. is spiritual growth time and movie time.

Summer Program

6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Children in groups rotate into different fun curriculum areas: Life skills, Art, Literacy, Sports, Team Building, Expressions, Science. Tree House has themed days, Olympics, Birthday celebration for everyone, Christmas in July etc.


Tree House is able to offer affordable child care to families of all income levels. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 315-768-6712 to obtain our most current rates.

NYS Office of Children & Family Services School-Age Child Care Registration #00123151SACC

The Apple Tree Pre-School Program

Our Philosophy

The philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by hands on activities. Learning in not repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and how things in their world relate to them. The activities introduced to the children have been created to promote self-awareness, language development, auditory and visual discrimination and sensory skills. At the Apple Tree they are free to explore and learn at their own pace. The children are encouraged to make their own choices, explore, create, use manipulative materials, and to express their own interest and opinions in both structured and unstructured formats. The Apple Tree will provide a sensitive and warm environment in which the child feels secure enough to open their mind to new and exciting things.

The Apple Tree recognizes that every child is unique. Each child has his/her own individual pattern of growth and development. The curriculum, materials and teachers will be responsive to each child's abilities and interests.

Our Goals

The most important goal of our curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try new things and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become interdependent, self confident, inquisitive learners.

The activities we plan for the children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, interact and talk with the children are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start.

About us

Welcome to Mohawk Valley Trinity United Methodist Church. At Trinity we see ourselves living on the edge of a new mission frontier for the 21st century, which starts right at the door of the church and extends across the globe. We understand that in our rapidly changing world people need to connect to God in new ways that are multi-cultural and multi-sensory. Whether you’re a spiritual seeker or a committed Christ-follower, we’ll communicate in a way that’s easy for you to understand and apply to your daily life. We believe that no matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been – you matter to God. If you live in the Utica/Mohawk Valley area, or are just planning to visit, we hope you will join us for worship. There are tremendous programs and ministries for people of all ages and stages in their spiritual journey.


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Trinity United Methodist Church
8595 Westmorland Road
Whitesboro, NY 13492

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