Ages 2-4 years
Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon Program
12:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Small group with individualized attention
(Head Teacher with 1-2 Assistant Teachers)
A Farm Based Discovery!
Taking advantage of a five acre eco-friendly farm with animals, The Green School children learn through hands-on exploration about the world around them. Experiencing a sustainable curriculum through integrated lessons, children develop key life skills that include kindness to our planet and all living things. Tolerance, acceptance and kindness are key principles of our philosophy. While feeding and caring for the animals on the farm, students create bonds and gain independence. Our ‘outdoor classroom’ proves to be a key element in The Green School’s philosophy of learning through discovery.
Our indoor classroom is designed in a safe, playful, and familiar way. Early learners must feel secure and this fairy tale setting creates comfort to allow them to confidently separate from grown-ups. The tenet of our philosophy is to encourage children to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. In our warm, idyllic and stimulating environment, our little students become self-reliant and develop a strong-self image.
The small class setting and certified early-childhood teachers support the child’s ability to grow at an appropriate pace. The developmentally appropriate materials and lessons celebrate and foster all learning styles. We inspire our students to be curious, self-motivated, and enthusiastic participants in their education, offering a foundation for a love of life-long learning. We believe in exploring each child’s different learning styles and interests.
Nature inspires creativity in a child by demanding visualization and the full use of the senses."
~ Richard Louv
We encourage the expression of feelings and emotions through art and believe in the importance of art in shaping and growing children’s minds. Nothing goes to waste in the kitchen as students compost and recycle, each item is incorporated into a project or learning opportunity. The integrated approach of learning letters as they compost and create recycled art projects, reinforces the eco-friendly guidance it offers. Healthy eating, organic gardens and farm-to-table make up our A-B-C's.
A vital part of our philosophy is “paying it forward” and for each student enrolled, we sponsor another child to go to school in Thailand through our charity organization, Mari’s Children.