Early Childhood

Rosebud (Parent Child)

A warm and protective environment where parents or caregivers and their child come together once a week in a supportive learning community. Activities include baking, snacks, storytelling and connection. This program follows a daily and seasonal rhythm and celebrations.

Rosebud is offered to little ones aged 6 - 36 months on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 - 11:30 am.

Cedar Rose (2-, 3-, or 5-day pre-k) and Buttercup (5-day pre-k)

These pre-kindergarten classrooms are designed for the children who leave the warmth of home to attend school for the first time. They are met with kindness, simplicity and a well-rounded experience. They begin to immerse themselves in the work of childhood, which we believe is play. Every aspect of our classrooms is intentionally chosen and carefully prepared to meet the developmental needs of the young child. This includes handcrafted dolls, pieces of wood, colorful beeswax for modeling, and toys that encourage wonder, competence and curiosity. Children enjoy a variety of hands-on practical activities in a social setting that will develop a sense of competence, skill and community.

The start time for pre-kindergarten is 8:30 am. The Cedar Rose class is released at 12:30 pm while the Buttercup has the option for a 12:30 pm or 3:30 pm release. We offer early care for pre-kindergarteners from 7:30-8:30 am and extended care from 3:30 to 6 pm everyday for students 4 and older. We also offer school breaks and summer camps for children 4 and older.

Cedar Rose will have a 2, 3, or 5-day option for children ages 3 - 4 starting in the fall of 2019.

We will also be adding an extended care option until 6 pm for Buttercup children in 2019-20.

Huckleberry and Cherry Blossom kindergartens

The children in our kindergarten classes bake bread, paint, draw, garden, cut vegetables, make soup, and importantly, become stewards of their classrooms where they care and support one another. The children are invited to live fully in their imagination. Each day allows for ample time to play, both inside and outside. Children absorb the beginnings of science and develop a love of creativity. Storytelling, puppet plays, poetry, sorting and counting are examples of the pre-literacy and pre-academic activities in the kindergarten. Commonly the kindergarten classes visit a local pumpkin patch in the fall and a farm in the spring, which introduces field trips while staying close to home. Parents are always invited to attend.

The start time for kindergarten is 8:30 am. All kindergarten classes have the option of half-day, released at 12:30 pm, or full day, released at 3:30 pm. We offer early care for kindergartners from 7:30-8:30 am and extended care from 3:30 to 6 pm every day. We also offer school breaks and summer camps.

We love to share the simple beauty and warmth of our Early Childhood Program!