Little Hands Garden School
MORNING CLASS : Children enter the school and 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 prepare to head home for the day.
FULL DAY: Those that will be staying the full day and needing a nap can get cozy in our snuggle/reading room (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...
Children gathering at the day's start.
The children love to make tea from mint, sage, lemon balm, lavender and rose petals they gather in the yard.
Clinton Park School
Full days 9-5 M-F
Salmon Street School
Full days 9-5 M-F
9-1 M-Th (ages 3-5)
2 day minimum
No before or aftercare available
Vacation/Holiday Closures 2019-2020
Summer break 8/24-9/2
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 3/22-28
Memorial Day 5/24
Using story cards during morning circle.