Our classrooms offer a wide range of hands-on opportunities for our children to explore, engage, ask questions, create, problem solve and discover. Our typical day is spent entirely outdoors. We have found that anything we can do in a classroom with four walls, we can also do outside. Throughout their day children will have the opportunity to play, explore, discover, create, meet as a whole group, work independently, work in small groups, appreciate the natural world, enjoy stories, make music and so much more. While we typically bring all of the opportunities that the Moon and Sun Rooms have to offer outdoors we do utilize these spaces during hazardous weather, for specific activities and to care for our animals.
In our Outdoor Classroom you will find a Musicscape, Tree House, Mud Kitchen, Digging Zone, Bird Blind, Water Table, Small World Area, Sand Zone and more. We also have swings, a slide and climbing equipment. Our Nature Trails lead to great exploration, wonderment and adventures. Our children also enjoy a riding area for bikes, scooters and riding toys. Both small and gross motor skills are fostered in these areas. Our Tree House can be the perfect spot for Circle Time or Snack. Our Gathering Area has several picnic tables where we are able to bring many indoor classroom components outdoors. In the fresh air, sunshine and surrounded by the sounds of nature (occasionally a rescue vehicle or two) many organic, teachable moments unfold.
In the Moon Room you will find the Science & Nature Area, Language Arts & Math Centers, Sensory Table, Writing Center, Small Worlds Shelf, Puzzles and a Reading Nook.
Our Sun Room consists of an Open Art Area, Art Easel, Large Wooden Blocks, Music Center, Bird Watching Window, Reading Loft, Sensory Table and Dramatic Play.