Ages 1-2, Ratio 1:5
Every classroom is encouraged to go on weekly nature walks to improve a child's relationship to nature. Caregivers and kids alike love to be outside as much as possible! The wobblers especially love their wagon and stroller rides!
Wobblers participate in a daily circle time to talk about the weather, what they'll be doing that day, wiggle their bodies to some music, and encourage language building! This is a great time to bond together as peers!
Every classroom, including the wobblers, play outside as much as possible. During this time, wobs explore their outside world with teachers by participating in fun, nature-based activities!
Ages 2-3, Ratio 1:7
Toddlers enjoy learning about the growing world in many ways. One activity they love to do is plant seeds every Spring. They also love talking about what plants need to grow and how they can work together to care for another living thing.
On their weekly nature walks, toddlers love to stop any chance they get to count bugs, pick up unique sticks/rocks, and of course, smell the flowers! This teaches them how to interact with their world all while growing their social-emotional skills!
Much like all classrooms, the toddlers explore our nearby pond under direct supervision to learn about other animals and their babies. Our students love going on nature walks to the pond to discover new creatures and to even throw rocks!
Ages 3-5, Ratio 1:8
Preschoolers come together every morning for in indoor or outdoor circle time. During this time, preschoolers learn about working together, how to solve problems, what's going on outside, weather patterns, and what kind of activities they'll be doing!
Every classroom participates in daily music and movement activities, but the preschoolers especially love this time! They are encouraged to move their bodies in new and unique ways as well as familiar ways. They also get to sing songs together, play musical instruments, and dance!
Preschoolers have their own large outdoor playground with different climbing materials to practice their gross motor skills. Preschoolers are outside as much as possible and participate in many nature-based activities such as river crafting and boat floating!