During the school year, we have four classes that range in age from early preschool to TK.
During June and July we have mixed age summer camp programs.
Student to teacher ratio is 8:1 or less with a max of 12 students and 2 teachers in each room.
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.
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. Children will learn to work in group environment as well as explore their individuality. 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 4-6 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.
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. Free choice of arts & crafts, water play, and a lot of free time on our playground just being kids 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. The schedule for camp weeks may be found on our calendar page.