The Children’s Garden Preschool is an outdoor based program for children ages 1-5 years old. We are located in beautiful South Toe Valley that offers depth of learning to the children. Our teacher to child ratio is never more than 1:4.
We offer a unique early childhood program. Your child will enjoy an unhurried approach to learning in an environment filled with the wonders of nature.
Every morning we explore our woodland neighborhood, enjoying creeks, ponds, hand built footbridges, old pine trees that make great hiding places and dens, rhododendron trees perfect for little climbers, birdsong, squirrel chatter and all the weather our mountain home has to offer. We also have a beautiful, wooded playground with lots of opportunities for digging, swinging, climbing, sand-pie making and den building.The varied natural terrain and equipment offers endless opportunity for physical development, allowing your child to experience the body and all that it can do with zeal and happiness.
Academic foundations are laid in a simple natural way through a variety of daily activities. During circle time verbal and language skills are taught through song, poem, verse and rhyme. The imitation of both large gestures and small finger-plays hone motor skills. Social skills are developed through group circle songs and games as well as through the many opportunities the children have for dramatic and fantasy play. The study of science is all around us outside from the call of a certain bird to the springtime activity in the pond.
Translating these rich life experiences into artistic expressions happens through painting, clay modeling, paper crafts and seasonal crafts, which the children do each week. Encouragement to practice virtues, such as kindness, friendliness, helpfulness and patience is woven throughout the whole program.
Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.