New Partnership with pb&jTV for online viewing!

It’s true! We’ve established a new partnership this fall!  Here’s some details from pb&jTV — 

pb&jTV is an interactive and comprehensive childcare webcasting program that empowers preschools and captivates families everywhere! Stay in touch with your loved one via the foremost technologically advanced webcasting company in America. With our exclusive content delivery methods and state-of-the-art Cognitive Video Compression technology, we are able to provide you with a viewing experience that is beyond imagination!

How do you get started!  Once you are enrolled, parents follow these steps!

1. Go to www.pbnj.tv

2. Click “Register” and complete the information required for authorization.

3. Your account will be processed and activated once your information has been verified by your school’s administration.

4. Enjoy your viewing segments! Depending on your school, your family should have multiple login opportunities throughout the day to check in on your kiddos!

Need any assistance?

pb&jTV strives to deliver the finest possible webcasting experience available. If there ever is a need for help with account management or viewing assistance — contact trained technicians between Monday – Friday 8am-5pm CST.




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Talking to your children about tragedy

Appreciated this grouping of resources so much, that I wanted to make sure we made it available to all of our Tree House Parents.

This is from Brené Brown’s website:


If you are not familiar with Brene Brown’s work, here is her bio:

About | Brené Brown, Ph.D.

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

Brené is a nationally renowned speaker and has won numerous teaching awards, including the College’s Outstanding Faculty Award. Her groundbreaking work has been featured on PBSNPRCNNThe Katie Show, andOprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. 

Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk on the power of vulnerability is one of the most watched talks on TED.com, with over 9 million views. She gave the closing talk, Listening to Shame,  at the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach.

Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012). She is also the author of the New York TimesBestseller The Gifts of Imperfection (2010), and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007).

In 2007, Brené developed Connections, a psychoeducational shame resilience curriculum that is being facilitated across the nation by mental health and addiction professionals. The Connections Certification process was launched in 2012.

Brené lives in Houston with her husband, Steve, and their two children.


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Do you need spring break or summer child care?

We can help!!  Our Centers that offer before and after school care are excited to have the kids spend Spring Break at the Tree House! Take a look at your local Center’s March calendar for more info or ask your Center Director!

Also, now is the time to start thinking about being a part of our Summer Camp program! It’ll be loaded with field trips and other fun activities. Join now while there are still spots left!


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What does a child care center owner look like?

Great question.  So glad you asked.

Let me introduce Monica Medford & her family.

She is first a wife and mother — then of course a Child Care Extraordinaire.

Monica Medford has been in childcare for over 15 years.  She has served as a Child Care Center Director for several Texas brands but then became an owner of Tree Academy in 2005.  In just 7 years, Tree House as a brand now has grown into operating 10 schools in 6 different states.  She is passionate about coaching Directors and inspiring others to keep what’s best for the children and families at the forefront.  This past year, she served as the 2012 President for Texas Licensed Child Care Association (TLCCA).  And now is the current president-elect for 2013.  Outside of work she enjoys being with her family and going to the beach. Now that all of her children have flown from the nest, she currently resides in Burleson, TX with just her husband and two dogs.