Imagine a preschool warmed by beautiful colors and nurturing teachers for our youngest learners to explore the wonders of every season. A place where children’s natural curiosity and creativity are fostered through song, stories, playtime, nature, and art. Here begins the adventure of a love for learning, where education is steeped in wonder, joy, and imagination.
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During circle and story time, the children hear and join in seasonal songs, fairy tales and puppet shows. We embrace Albert Einstein’s famous words, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
The classroom is filled with natural materials for imaginative play: silks, stones, pinecones, shells, capes, and crowns. In their simplicity, natural materials serve the free flow of a child’s mind so that the child’s imaginative qualities flourish and create a strong foundation for creative thinking in adult life.
We offer children lots of outdoor time! Children garden, go on long walks, and play outside; all of which hone a child’s observation skills and breeds a deep, comfortable connection with nature.
Arts and Crafts
Artistic activities encourage the child’s natural sense of beauty, color and form, as well as their development of fine motor skills and concentration. Throughout the week, children may be guided in watercolor painting, weaving on large and small hand looms, sculpting with beeswax, and making seasonal ornaments with natural materials.
Children help to prepare snacks, set the table, and wash up afterwards. An emphasis on gratitude, intention of preparation, and table manners develops lifelong social skills, a sense of responsibility, and an understanding of the source of our food. We source our food local wherever possible.
In early childhood, children learn through imitation. They also love to be useful, and have purpose. Purposeful work develops children’s sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them. In our preschool, children imitate the teachers’ work, learning to participate fully in routine projects, which include baking, sweeping, washing dishes and digging in the garden.
Music becomes a soothing influence, often used for transitioning children from one activity to another. This fosters musical appreciation and participation as children sing throughout the day.