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Apple Blossom Preschool

1447 S. Roanoke Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

(417) 832-9442


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Waldorf

From the Director:

Creative play, not technology or early academics forms the best foundations for school work and for life long learning.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Young children thrive in the presence of parents and other devoted caregivers who enjoy life and caring for children. They learn primarily through imitation/empathy and, therefore, need to be cared for by people with integrity and warmth who are worthy of being imitated. This is the foundation for learning and healthy development.

A Typical Day

7:30-9:00 free play indoors and outside
9 -9:30 circle time with live singing, storytelling
9:30 clean up play areas together, prepare snack together
10 lighting of centerpiece candle
table blessing
eating snack
10:30 outside play including gardening, nature exploration, sand/water play
12 lunch
12:30 quiet story, singing, music with lyre
1-3 resting time
3-5 outside time


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions