Our mission is to provide quality, respectful childcare programs that help children and families to be their very best. We follow the philosophies of Magna Gerber, and Reggio Emilia, of respect for and trust in the child to be the initiator, explorer and self-learner. We are here as facilitators to provide the optimum environment for children to learn and grow.
The Outside Classroom
Most of our day is spent outside. Our outdoor classroom is designed to encourage creative and cooperative play. Our children build confidence as they balance, climb, run and jump playing in ways only limited by their imaginations. The willow tree has been a castle, a café and a jungle, inhabited by dinosaurs, dragons and fairies. This time spent outside naturally increases a child’s interest in science and math. Exploration, observation and experimentation are the natural outcomes of allowing children to play freely in nature. Even our infants enjoy time outside, often napping in the shade of a tree.
The Indoor Classroom
Our inside classrooms are designed to encourage play that promotes social/emotional development. With a mix of open ended toys, household items and objects from nature, the children build, cook, dance, sing and learn in a natural way. With an emphasis on science and the arts driving our curriculum, the classrooms are rich in books, maps, musical instruments, dress up clothes, puppets and art supplies.