Play is the work of young children. Preschoolers learn best and construct their own understanding of the world around them through active involvement with materials, peers, and adults. Through play, they discover, create, interact socially, and learn to become critical, independent thinkers. Using developmentally appropriate practice, we provide tools and offer experiences that build broad foundations for learning in language and literature, math, science, social studies, physical and health education, and creative arts. Each child learns at his or her own pace, and has individual strengths, interests, needs and learning styles. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment in which each child can grow and develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, and creatively.
As a cooperative preschool, we believe that the most effective education results from a partnership between parents and teachers. We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and are the experts on their children’s development. Parents and teachers work together in partnership to address the needs and holistic growth of each child so that learning is supported in the home and at school.
Our school is designed to be a two year program. Children in our first year class are 3 by September 1 (exceptions may be made on a case by case basis for siblings who are 2.9 by September 1). Children in our second year class are 4 by September 1. We have 16 children in the first year class which meets 8:30-12:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays with an optional third day on Fridays. In our second year class, there are 18 children who meet 8:30-12:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays with an optional fourth day on Wednesdays. Lunch bunch is available Monday-Thursday 12:00-2:00.