Nature-based Learning, Family Field Trips*, Social and Cultural Awareness experiences, and the Recess 101 and Sports program teach beyond the classical standards of academics.  With these programs, we provide personal and social enrichment that develops individual talents and lets children practice community-building skills.

*Family Field Trips have been temporarily cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nature-based Learning

Nature-Based Learning (NBL) uses aspects of the environment as both classroom and curriculum; the teaching and learning approach can be both guided learning and self-directed exploration. Outside time is provided multiple times daily.  A specially designed outdoor area has a garden with fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers, a bike/walking path, play structure with two … Continue reading Nature-based Learning

Recess 101 and Sports

Recess 101 Similar to the program elementary schools have, Recess 101 aims to teach children basic game play and socialization skills needed on the playground.  We rotate through playground games such as tag, hide-and-seek, Simon Says, Red Light/Green Light, and free-play on the play structure, in the play house, and riding tricycles.  Alone time is … Continue reading Recess 101 and Sports

Social and Cultural Learning

  Special Learning Days The Special Learning Days calendar lists the national, ethnic, and cultural celebrations that we observe outside of the normal curriculum that help create awareness of the diversity of our communities.  Lessons are developmentally-appropriate, interactive, and fun. If there is a cultural, ethnic, or national celebration you would like to co-create with … Continue reading Social and Cultural Learning