Overlook Collaborative Preschool is a vegan/vegetarian, Reggio Emilia inspired, eco-friendly school.
We have an emergent curriculum. What exactly does this mean? This curriculum is an opportunity for playful inquiry-based learning of the arts and sciences. We (both children and teachers as co-learners) use two basic kinds of inquiry. We seek out information and look for facts, but we also value wondering and playing with possibilities. All children are naturally curious and need to create with all of their senses. The children are in a setting where they know they are welcome to ask questions. These educational moments happen in a encouraging, open setting, and build pathways in the brain by allowing children to be authors of their own world.
Overlook Collaborative Preschool is a vegan school, choosing to use only man-made or natural products. We offer vegan snacks, side dishes and drinks. Snack options may include items like fruits, vegetables, nuts, bread, crackers and treats made at school. Parents are asked to provide the main dish for their child for lunch. We ask that this option be one that is vegan or vegetarian.
Our schedule is very flexible depending on weather, project work and any interests the children may want to explore. Some days may include field trips and visits to nearby locations.
arrival, welcome, exploration of the school
meeting time, discovery time, project work, play activities
group discussion, story time, songs, yoga
collect personal items and go outside to play and explore
parents arrive and discuss the day with teachers as children continue outside play