The philosophy of the school is inspired by Maria Montessori as well as Jean Piaget and the schools of Reggio Emilio, Italy. Music, developmentally appropriate art, physical activity and problem solving are interwoven into a literature-rich curriculum which guides children in these most important years of brain development.
A hands-on approach and individualized instruction, as well as a low student-to-teacher ratio, allow small groups of children to be engaged in meaningful activities that promote healthy self-reliance and community. Benefits your child can expect from our facility:
The school is involved in a continuing effort to build a National Wildlife Federation Certified Playground. This effort is guided by the understanding that children are multisensory and should be encouraged to spend more time outside in natural settings.
The restrictions of "adult-made" playgrounds disappear when children are engaged in planting. tending and harvesting a vegetable garden or caring for butterfly gardens and worm composts. A playhouse made from a ring of sunflowers replaces a wooden or man-made playhouse, and outside play becomes meaningful and expressive.
2- 2 1/2 1 teacher/5 children 5 in group
2 1/2- 3 1/2 1 teacher/8 children 8 in group
3 1/2- 4 1/2 1 teacher/6 children 12 in group
4 1/2- 6 1 teacher/8 children 16 in group
2-3 yrs 1 teacher/10 children 20 in group
3-4 yrs 1 teacher/15 children 25 in group
4-5 yrs 1 teacher/20 children 25 in group