Our teachers are emotionally and intellectually engaged with children throughout each
day while engaged in an endless array of learning experiences based on early
childhood developmental domains.  Children learn through play, and the teachers plan
curriculum based on their interests and development.  Learning materials are carefully
selected to include mostly wooden toys and ecoconscious toys, as well as objects found
in nature.   Teachers use the Reggio framework to continuously observe,  reflect,
assess and plan based on their 'image of the child'.

Literacy-rich environment includes shared-reading of high-quality children's literature,
ongoing conversations between children and teachers throughout the day, dictation of
children's words to describe their art, attention to words and labels in the real world,
and journal writing.

Nature-based play, including digging in dirt, inspecting a worm, manipulating shells,
planting seeds, and watering flowers.

Listening, dancing, and playing along to musical selections from around the world, such
as children's recording artists, reggae, bossa nova, classical, jazz, African, South
American.  Music and movement along with Music Together and Old Town School of
Folk Music's Wiggleworms.

Art mediums, such as paint, clay, crayons, and markers.

Sensory experiences, such as light table, water, sand, or dirt.

Math experiences, such as counting,  developing patterns, cause and effect, etc.

Science exploration, such as observing natural phenomenon, manipulating volume
within a container, and inquiry-based science activities.

Fine motor development includes coloring with crayons and using one finger to touch
delicate flowers.

Large motor development includes carrying tree branches, climbing over logs, and
crawling through tunnels.

Dramatic play with real plates and napkins, cultural garments for dress up, and real-life
furnishings.