We have four classrooms with a maximum capacity of 12 students and 2 teachers in each room.
Student to teacher ratio is 8:1 or less.
Children are placed in classrooms with similarly aged peers. Classroom ages may change year-to-year based on our currently enrolled demographic. Class placement is done shortly before the start of the school year.
Children who enroll after school starts will be placed in classrooms based first on availability and then age.
Parent and Me (18 -30 months)
Our Parent and Me class is offered on Wednesdays from 9:15 to 10:45. It is a parent participation class that provides a child's first introduction to the classroom environment. Stories, songs, art, sensory materials, and outdoor playtime are part of the Parent and Me Class. Students enrolled in this class receive priority enrollment in when they are ready to move up to preschool classes. Class offerings along with prices may be viewed on the link to our enrollment application on our enrollment page.
Seeds Class - Pull Up Wearing (Tu/Th 9-12 only)
On Tu/Th children that are still in pull-up's may attend the Seeds class from 9am - 12pm. Our Seeds class is usually children between 2.5 - 3.5 years old. Children should be in pull-up's only as a precaution and should be able to tell when they need to go potty, and mostly attend to their own wiping needs. Teachers will not be changing the pull ups during the class, and parents will be called to change the child in case of a BM accident. This focus of this class is the same as the Seed class description below.
Our Seeds class is usually children between 2.5 - 3.5 years old. This class focuses on connection, social and emotional skills, and learning to work together as part of a preschool community. Fine & gross motor skills, literacy, the arts, number sense, developing empathy, and communication skills are all developed in this class. Emphasis is placed on developing self control, self help skills, patience and compassion. This classroom is centers based and includes include math/science, sensory, literacy, blocks/manipulatives, art, light table, dramatic play/housekeeping, music and more. This class is designed to build the solid first layer in the child's learning foundation.
The Sprouts class is usually between 3-4 years old. The Sprouts class focuses on social/emotional skills, self regulation, empathy, language arts, gross & fine motor skills, number sense, the arts, social science & science. Children arrive for the day and are given a choice of centers to work in. Provocations (activities) are set up at the centers by the teachers prior to the children's arrival. The provocations are planned based on the children's interests and are open ended, which means the learning can take many different directions and can be extended based on the children's ideas and skill levels. All provocations are designed to encourage critical thinking skills. Centers in this class include math/manipulative, science, sensory, literacy, blocks, art, light table, easel, fine motor, dramatic play/housekeeping, music and more
Sycamores & Sunflowers
These classes are usually composed of children who are 4-5 years old. The Sunflowers and Sycamores focus on school readiness, including writing, language, number sense, science, social science, visual and performing arts, music social/emotional skills, self regulation, empathy, gross & fine motor skills and more. Children arrive for the day and are given a choice of centers to work in. Provocations (activities) are set up at the centers by the teachers prior to the children's arrival. The provocations are planned based on the children's interests and are open ended, which means the learning can take many different directions and can be extended based on the children's ideas and skill levels. All provocations are designed to encourage critical thinking skills. Centers in this Pod include math/manipulative, science, sensory, writing, reading, blocks, art, light table, easel, fine motor, lego, dramatic play/housekeeping, class pet, several individual writing and fine motor centers, and more.
Summer Camps (3 through 6 years)
Our fun, play based, summer program is open during the summer months of June and July. Summer Camp is open only to currently enrolled students and their older siblings through age 6. Camp days are shorter than school days and generally have two choices of times, 9-12 or 9-2. Camp is a SCREEN FREE ZONE. Arts and crafts, water play, nature exploration, STEM activities and more ensure an active, stimulating environment for your child. Camp is a separate program from the school year program and a separate enrollment and fees are required. Look for our summer camp schedule and registration in March or April of the current year. There is no guarantee that camp will run every year, or for the number of weeks it will run.