From the Director:
Our Free Play Time is the most important time of the day. Children are free to select from a wide range of activities and learning areas and to play in large or small groups or at times by themselves. Teachers help facilitate and extend play and encourage social interaction and development as well as problem solving skills. We also incorporate age appropriate circle time activities and work on transition skills in order to prepare children to move onto Kindergarten. We have one mixed-age classroom which enables children to work at their own pace and to both follow and mentor other children. As part of the cooperative experience, parents help in the classroom once every 4-6 weeks and also serve on the Board of Directors or on a support committee.