In all classrooms we encourage an atmosphere of love and warmth, a peaceful environment, consistency, flexibility, and choice. Children are empowered to explore and experiment.
The Twos program cares for children 2-3 years old.
The Twos classroom is the child’s first introduction to our preschool program. This classroom has a ratio of one teacher to every 6 children. The three loving teachers create an environment that promotes the independence that children need to gain and build confidence. The children will enjoy the outdoor area in the morning, and then continue with snack indoors. The curriculum in this class is Reggio-inspired including activities such as puppets for role playing; craft materials like paint, crayons, paste and collage materials; and manipulatives for fine motor experiences. Children are encouraged to care for the environment by preserving our flowers and plants in the yard by tending to them and watering them as needed. After lunch and nap, the fun and learning continues with more activities such as ball games and dramatic play areas.
The Twos classroom is a large open space with a flexible partition that adjoins the Threes classroom. The partition can be opened to create one large one open space for all upper classes. The Twos classroom is a flexible space that has a reading area, circle area, bathroom, kitchenette and tables and chairs for activities and meals. The Twos room offers direct access to the exterior, partially enclosed playground, which offers space for play, meals and outdoor activities.
Art Class with teacher Sara Martin – Tuesdays through Thursdays
Children will do Reggio-Emilia inspired art with teacher Sara - they will be given the opportunity to create, explore and experience themselves through art. They will get to work with an array of art mediums like clay, different kinds of paint, wood, and things found in nature, like leaves, branches, sea shells, sand, etc. They will participate in observational drawings, collages, sculptures, crafts and an introduction to sewing which they will explore in different ways over time. Art will be displayed around the classrooms and throughout the school. Approximately 30-45 min each class.
MUSIC CLASS WITH TEACHER ERNEST DAVIS – 2 MONDAYS AND 2 THURSDAYS A MONTH
Teacher Davis brings a variety of instruments for the children to learn about and hear their sounds. They learn new songs and participate with this hands-on class. Children are also encouraged to play instruments that Mr. Davis provides for them, dance to new beats and sing along with him. Music is a great way for children to develop intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills.
Gym & Yoga Class with teacher Zoe Welch – 4 Wednesdays a Month
This 30-minute class provides a chance for young children to increase their activity and develop socially and physically. Skills learned in gymnastics can benefit a child’s overall development. Children in this class learn to balance and have better coordination, patience and self confident. They also practice taking turns, following directions but most of all, and working cooperatively with other children. Additional cost: $50 / month
Anna holds a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in health and development from Stanford University. She has taught preschool for 3 years and worked as a nanny and an ABA therapist for children. Anna joined our team in early 2017. She is very creative and patient with the children.
Katherine has been working with young children for over 5 years. She has a B.A. in Liberal Studies. She enjoys doing art projects with the children, reading stories and encouraging imaginative play.