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 in 10-class sessions throughout the year (Fall, Winter, Spring) to little ones (aged 6 - 36 months) and their caregivers on Tuesdays*, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 8:45 - 11:30 am. $400/session.

*Our Tuesday Rosebud session is now full.

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, with the option of 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 in the 3 or 5-day program. We also offer school break and summer camps for children 4 and older.

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!