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OVERVIEW

All of our classrooms have large windows which let in lots of natural light. We have used soothing natural colors and tones on the walls, floors and furniture to provide a nurturing and home-like feel.

Each learning area inside and outside of our preschool has been intentionally designed to engage the children’s interest and curiosity. As the children interact with the unique materials, and with each other, they become immersed in purposeful experiences that deepen their inquisitiveness and learning.

While you will see traditional learning centers in our classrooms like block building and home living/dramatic play, you will also see unusual items offered like light boxes, mirror tables, shadow curtains, stages, and studio areas. These less typical materials offer the children opportunities to investigate light, translucency and reflection. Your child will often have the delight of working with clay, watercolors, oil pastels, and many natural materials.

The classroom environments encourage role play with costumes and puppets on the stages to bring stories to life. Science centers provoke research about the properties of water, sand, magnetism, weight, measurement and more. Literacy skills are enhanced in our reading and writing centers, which are supported by our school’s library of over 2500 books and its over 200 audio books and wireless headsets for listening.

CLASSES

The Rainbow Kids class meets five mornings per week, Monday-Friday, 9:15-12:30. Children must turn 4 years old by August 15th to be considered for this option. The Rainbow Kids class has 18 students with two co-teachers.

The Sunshine Gang class meets either two mornings per week, Tuesday and Thursday, or three mornings per week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:15-12:15. Children must turn 4 years old by August 15th to be considered for this option. The Sunshine Gang class has 16 students with two co-teachers.

The Moonbeams class meets either two mornings per week, Tuesday and Thursday, or three mornings per week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:15-12:15. Children must turn 3 years old by August 15th and be independently potty trained to be considered for this option. The Moonbeams class has 15 students with two co-teachers.

The Starshine Friends class meets either two mornings per week, Tuesday and Thursday, or three mornings per week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:15-12:15. This class serves children who are older 2s and younger 3s. Birthdates are loosely between turning 2 by January to turning 3 by April. Children are not required to be potty trained before entering this class but will be encouraged to potty train throughout the year. The Starshine Friends class has 14 students with two co-teachers.

The Twinklers class meets either two mornings per week, Tuesday and Thursday, or three mornings per week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:15-12:15. Children must turn 2 by September 30th to be considered for this option. Children are not required to be potty trained before entering this class but will be encouraged to potty train throughout the year. The Twinklers class has 10 students with two co-teachers.

Atelier

Our Atelier (art studio) presents opportunities for small groups of children to dig deeper in a laboratory-type setting where they may use its vast array of materials to construct their ideas. Our atelier has been used by the children to explore digital photography, electricity, color mixing, weaving and sewing, wire sculpture, drawing, painting, and much more.

Music Studio

In our Music Studio, children interact with a variety of musical instruments. They sing, dance, move, and learn about rhythm, beat, and scale. Music is inspiring and energizing and livens up our brains.

Our Library

Our library is a special space for children to come with their teachers and find books about a particular interest that is forming in their class.