Our Early Childhood Programs provide the bridge from home to school while nourishing and supporting the development and growth of each child as a unique individual. The programs include the Playgroup for child and parent together, Pre-Kindergarten (four or five days per week) and Kindergarten (five days per week).
The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten day includes circle time, story, creative play and outside play. Play, being the work of the young child, is the time for the child to live in his/her imagination and imitate, reenact and explore the world around them. Seasonal circles and stories are offered daily. Circle time integrates movement, songs and recitation. The children’s imaginations are engaged through storytelling and puppetry. Activities include watercolor painting, baking, handwork (crafts), gardening and walks in nature. Each artistic activity has its own special day and contributes to the soothing rhythm of the week.
The Pre-Kindergarten program is for children who are 3 years, 9 months by September 1st. The class size is 13 with a teacher and an assistant. The children experience socialization and play outside their home and away from parents in a loving, warm and nurturing environment. A daily and weekly rhythm of activities provides both structure and spontaneity through developmentally appropriate circles, play and story.
Pre-Kindergarten is available from 8:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.:
The Kindergarten program is for children who are 4 years, 9 months by September 1st. The class size is 18 with a teacher and an assistant. The Kindergarten curriculum provides the foundation for the grades through a movement and language rich curriculum. Circle time, play and activities are selected to stimulate and support the development that is the foundation for the cognitive work to come in the grades. The stories, circles, activities and creative play of the Pre-Kindergarten continue, but become more sophisticated and interactive.