(for ages 3½ to 6 years of age)
Three mixed-age classrooms for children 3-1/2 to 6 years of age – 2, 3, and 5 half or full day options available.
In our Early Childhood Cottage, nurturing teachers gently guide children through a day of play and work, story and song, nature and movement – awakening and celebrating each child’s innate sense of joy and wonder and laying a firm foundation for academic work in the grades.
Four to six-year-olds in well-structured ‘play’-oriented preschools develop more positive attitudes toward learning along with better ultimate skill development.” – Jane Healy, author of Your Child’s Growing Mind
Pre-K and Kindergarten Morning
While children play, teachers engage in purposeful activity worthy of imitation and children’s participation. Washing and carding wool, grinding wheat and baking bread, water color painting and various handcrafts are some of the activities of the kindergarten. Children are gently guided through clean-up, circle time, and a healthy snack before getting ready to enjoy gardening, sledding and outdoor time. Each morning ends with a story told by the teacher.
Afternoon (full day option)
Extended Care (Before and After Care)