Little Hands Garden School
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Daily rhythm

Children enter the school at 9 AM and begin the day by joining in play with others in our make-believe room or participating in a teacher-led activity such as baking, art activities, puzzles or games. When the entire class is present, children gather for morning circle, where we discuss the day and themes we are learning about, do show and tell, storytelling, yoga, and a song. We then gather for snack, then get geared up for outdoor adventuring. We will visit the art room and music room before heading back in for lunch around 12 PM.  After lunch, some of our friends are offered a nap (naptime 1-3). Those full of energy will head back outdoors for free play/games/art in the yard.  We serve another snack at 3:30 pm, and enjoy more playtime until our grown-ups arrive!
Child-centered learning means our schedule is fluid and changes with the needs of the children. If it is a very energetic day, we may do circle time and music outdoors, and have a picnic snack. We may build an obstacle course or stage a play. We may have a freedance party. If it is a quiet day, we may read many more stories than usual in our snuggle room, or build a giant fort, or turn out the lights and tell flashlight stories...
Cooperative Playtime at Preschool
Outdoor Playtime at Little Hands Garden School Preschool
Preschool Story Time
​Cooperative play
Children gathering at the day's start.
Baking
Biscuits for snack time!
Tea time
The children love to make tea from mint, sage, lemon balm, lavender and rose petals they gather in the yard.
Storytelling
2019 Schedule

Clinton Park School
​Full days 9-5 M-F

Salmon Street School
Full days 9-5 M-F

2 day minimum

No before or aftercare available

Vacation/Holiday Closures 2019-2020

Back to School September 3!
Thanksgiving Break 11/27-12/1
Winter Break 12/23-1/4
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 1/20
President's Day 2/17
Spring Break 3/22-3/28
Memorial Day 5/25
Summer Break 1: 6/20-7/5




Using story cards during morning circle.
Preschool Baking at Little Hands Garden School
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