Early Childhood

Our  and nursery and kindergarten classrooms set the tone for beauty and creativity for the young child. Children engage in songs, stories, puppet shows, rhythmic games, dramatic play, outdoor play and nature walks. These activities cultivate language, memory, imagination, small motor skills, coordination, concentration and a lay a solid foundation for math and problem solving.  

A typical day begins in the play yard followed by a short walk for animal care, or creative play in the forest. Once inside, the children engage in imaginative play with dolls and toys made of all natural materials. They help to prepare an organic snack, then participate in circle songs, games and finger plays. Stories come to life with puppet shows and lyre music. The afternoon program offers a lunch period, rest and additional indoor and outdoor playtime.

Ms. Pema's Shooting Star Nursery - 3 & 4 year olds (must be 3 years old by October 1)

Ms. Abel's Hummingbird Kindergarten – 5 & 6 year olds

Morning Program 8:45am – 12:30pm

Afternoon Program 12:30pm – 2:45pm

Aftercare Program - 2:45pm – 5:00pm

*Afternoon programs are only available for those enrolled in the morning session

First grade ready children, in general, will have turned 6 years old by June 1st prior to entering 1st grade.

 
The most effective education is that the child should play amongst lovely things.
— Plato