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Bullfrogs and Butterflies

1115 Gardners Lane
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

(304) 876-3551


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We wish to instill within each child, a genuine love of learning. For this to occur, children will feel safe, secure, loved, and respected. Our school uses an eclectic method of teaching as a paradigm for our program. It is our belief that by using valuable pieces from each of the following disciplines, we are providing young children with the optimal environment for learning to occur."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"9:30-10:00��..�..Arrival / Indoor or outdoor exploration and play
10:00-10:25����Morning meeting, dance and music
10:25-11:00���.�Bathroom/wash hands, story, snack and silent reading
11:00-11:30���.�Outdoors, or large motor activities inside
11:30-12:00����Language Arts or Art, followed by dramatic play and blocks
(groups divided into younger and older)
12:00-12:30����Art or Language Arts, followed by dramatic play and blocks
12:30-1:00����..Lunch, story
1:00-1:10����..�Lunch clean up, get ready to go home
1:10-1:30����.....Closing circle, story and recall, prep for dismissal
1:30-1:40����.�Dismissal, parent pick up
In order to fully appreciate our unique property, some day's curriculum will be set outside. We may sketch or paint outdoors, have a story, dance, or do yoga, and of course explore the wonders of nature. Each child is asked to bring in a pair of rubber boots for gardening and rainy or snowy day play. We will often have snack and/or lunch outdoors, when the weather permits.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school