Now enrolling for fall Playschool & Preschool.
Extended hours available to fit your family schedule.
Since 1954, our mission has been to provide a safe place for children to play, learn, discover and grow. We believe that childhood is a time for children to learn through play. Our new curriculum is called Beyond Centers and Circle Time and fits our motto “Play, Learn, Discover, and Grow”. The lessons are play based and offer greater flexibility for learning opportunities.
Our staff has spent countless hours researching, developing, and training to provide the high quality early childhood education that parents are looking for. Beyond Centers and Circle time still has the centers families are used to. The full day gives the child plenty of time to “play out” their learning. Likewise, instead of having a teacher who must learn all the center activities, each teacher focuses on a single center and the children rotate teachers on a daily basis. This provides the child with a highly specialized teacher in that activity as well as personal interactions with multiple teachers.
Visit our Registration Page for all the information including a step by step list on how to complete the registration process.
Seasonal sessions available.
A typical day starts with a story from Ms. Del in our library. Then Circle Time at 8:30 in the classroom. After Circle Time, children say good morning to their garden and to the farm animals before going back to the indoor classroom. Both indoor and outdoor classrooms are designed for early literacy, fluid art, hands on math, and dramatic play. The play groups are mixed ages (3-5), allowing the older children to be mentors. The prepared classroom environment also serves as a teacher. The environment grows with the children nurturing their developmental needs.
Our classes are small with lower than required student teacher ratios (limit 1 to 11 for ages 3+ during that academic part of the day). Each age group has their own large, shaded playground. Tuition includes care from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Preschoolers also take part in weekly pony rides. They participate in gardening, growing and harvesting organic produce which they enjoy tasting! The children are involved in Project Learning Tree and Growing Up Wild Programs. There is always plenty of time and space for outdoor experiences. Our preschool summer camp program offers the children a special time to learn to swim, ride horses, create art, make crafts, play games and generally just be a kid. Preschoolers still have some free time inside to enjoy their favorite classroom pursuits like blocks, dramatic play and story time. If this doesn’t look like a regular preschool, it’s because we are not. We are a family!