We are an all-day preschool program with learning and fun always happening within our walls. We provide a home-like environment for children to learn and grow on their journey toward kindergarten. Children leave our program excited to learn and confident about their place in the world.
Group time is a time for discussions, stories, language arts, and learning games. Morning snack and lunch are included as a nutritional and social part of our program.
Activity time is a time for teacher-directed experiences (such as creative art, craft art, baking, science, math projects, group games, etc.) and child-directed activities (such as blocks, dramatic play, workbench, art easel, climber, cognitive learning games, etc.) This “freedom of choice” time allows children to choose friends and activities they enjoy and need; they learn to socialize, explore, and create in a child-oriented environment.
Enrichment-time has developed over many years to be a fun and educational experience for children and staff. We choose from the following enrichments: yoga, music, computers, Spanish, creative movement, science, literature, etc., Specifically we have used a national organization called “Stretch N Grow” for our creative movement instructors, a locally owned music school, Philomusica, for our music classes at the preschool learning center and Marty the Music Man for our music classes at the toddler learning center, we use the best parts of the storybook yoga curriculum for our yoga classes, we have specialized Spanish lessons that keep the children engaged in what their learning and bring in unique literature experiences from across curriculums.
We continue our learning outside of the classroom often. We are outside in our park-like playground at least twice a day. We are sure children get a chance to spend time in nature and to get in time to move, move, move! In addition to using our playgrounds, we go on neighborhood walks and take advantage of our downtown community. Each class takes field trips twice per month. One trip is to the library and the other is to a community location such as the grocery store or the discovery science museum.
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