Our Classes

OVERVIEW

***Due to COVID-19, Our classroom model has been slightly adapted. Please see 2020 Back to School Plan for more information. Thank you. 

Our curriculum incorporates facets from many popular preschool philosophies. We begin the day by providing opportunities for the children to explore their world through play. We supply continuous opportunities for the children to explore concepts such as colors, shapes, letters and literacy, numbers and math, and science. Each day will include activities to develop fine and gross motor skills, language and vocabulary, and wonder about the natural world. We will involve the children in creative art experiences, block building, and dramatic play.  

We will borrow the best parts from many different early education approaches such as: Developmentally Appropriate Practices (supported by the National Association for the Education of Young Children), Play-Based Learning, Child-Centered, Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Waldorf.

GOALS:

Each class is unique in our focus. We build our curriculum based on the interests of our children in each class from year to year.

We have common goals for all of our children despite their age:

  1. Become a respectful member in a group and community
  2. Develop a love of learning
  3. Develop self help skills
  4. Improve communication skills with peers and adults
  5. Develop self confidence and independence

Chickadees Class Overview
1 & 2-year-olds. Parent/Guardian attends class with child.
Wednesday 4-5:30 pm
Class size limited to 10 (minimum of 6).

A typical day will include:

  • Discovery Time
  • Story Group
  • Snack
  • Outdoor Play (weather permitting) or Large Motor Activities
  • Music and Movement
  • Closing Circle

Owls Class Overview
2 & 3-year-olds. Diapers are acceptable.
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:30 am
Class limited to 12

A typical day will include:

  • Discovery Time
  • Clean up
  • Story Groups
  • Snacks
  • Outdoor Play (weather permitting) or Large Motor Activities
  • Music and Movement
  • Closing Circle

Woodpeckers Class Overview
3 & 4-year-olds. Pull-ups or training pants are acceptable.
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 9:30-11:30 am
Class limited to 15

A typical day will include:

  • Discovery Time
  • Clean up
  • Story Groups
  • Snacks
  • Outdoor Play (weather permitting) or Large Motor Activities
  • Music and Movement
  • Closing Circle

Eagles Class Overview
4 & 5-year-olds
Class size limited to 16
Meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12:45-3:15 pm

A typical day in each class will include:

  • Arrival
  • Opening Circle
  • Discovery Time
  • Story Group
  • Snack
  • Outdoor Play (weather permitting) or Large Motor Activities
  • Music and Movement
  • Closing Circle