NATURE KINDERGARTEN & PRE-K PROGRAM
We are currently planning our 2021-2022 school year. We recommend that you get in touch soon if you are interested in the coming school year as we expect to have a waiting list. To submit your child's name to our waiting list, please click the button.
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Nature Kindergarten & Pre-K Program Details
Half Day Program for 4 & 5 year old students
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Full Day, Part Time Program for 4 & 5 year old students
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Full Day, Full Time Program for 5 year old students
Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 8, 2020 - June 17, 2021
Our Nature Kindergarten & Pre-K Program offers joyful learning experiences for children ages 4-5 years old. Daily activities and rhythms that support the healthy growth of the young child are provided that encourage time for free play both inside our classroom and out in nature: in our yard full of swings, ride-on toys, slides, play house, sandbox/water/mud/trucks, forts and fruit trees and in our forest with streams, trees to climb, logs to balance on and moss to create something magical. We go outside in almost all weather.
Our curriculum integrates music, art, sensory exploration and crafts. Activities include drawing/handwriting practice, free play, morning circle with songs and movement/yoga, introduction to Spanish, poetry, nursery rhymes/ finger play, games, snack, clean-up, outside free play, themed stories and projects, and nature walks. Free play encourages each child's development of emotional intelligence through guided social education. Hands-on experiences prepare the child for cognitive learning.
Sample Daily Schedule
9:00 a.m. - Kindergarten & Pre-K students arrive; Free choice/free play
9:15 a.m. - Pick-up time & Morning Circle
9:40 a.m. - Free choice/ Free play
10:00 a.m. -Snack and all-school outdoor Recess
11:15 a.m. - Theme read aloud
11:30- 11:50 a.m. - Craft or themed activity
12:00 p.m. - Lunch for full day students; dismissal for half day students
12:30 p.m. - Relax and Read for full day students
1:15 p.m. - Theme Time (story and related project) for full day students
2:15 p.m. - Prepare to leave, outdoor Adventure Walk for full day students
3:00 p.m. - Dismissal
Our whole school community celebrations throughout the year create a support for the child and the whole family. Our balanced program revolves around the seasons with developmentally appropriate themes weaving in an introduction to letters, numbers, shapes and colors. However, our overall emphasis is on following the child's interest, cultivating social responsibility/kindness and emotional well-being, and, fostering wonder and imagination. We allow a child to be a child and nurture strong roots so they can blossom into lifelong learners.
Children must be fully potty-trained and turn 4-years-old by December 1st of the year they enroll to be eligible for the program.
To enroll, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or add your name to our waitlist using the button above.