Dragonfly Classroom (4-6 year olds)
At this time children's critical thinking skills are emerging and they are developing a readiness for Kindergarten. Their activities and play also become more complex. Our program is structured to provide a well rounded curriculim of music and movement, art, literature, language arts, science, social studies and pre-math that will encourage children to reach their fullest potential
CHILDREN'S LEARNING COTTAGE
Mountain View, California
Our school is a converted home redesigned specifically for use as a preschool and is licenced for 30 children.
Great attention is given to the look and feel of the classroom. Environment is considered the “third teacher.”
Ladybug Classroom (3-4 year olds)
At this age children are learning independence, language development, cooperative play, problem solving and creative exploration. Our program is designed to develop children's curiosity and exploration in their environment.
Butterfly Classroom (2-3 year olds)
Through our activities children's basic socialization skills, attention span and ability to listen and follow directions are enhanced. Our low ratios allow children to develop at their own pace, express their feelings and explore their surroundings in a positive way. Children are also introduced to letters, numbers, shapes and colors.
Our bathroom is fully equipped and sized for preschool aged children. With an under water theme kids like to go to use the bathroom. An extension of our curriculum children work on proper hand washing techniques and also practice brushing their teeth after lunch.
Our enclose courtyard has a small wooden house, reading nook, art area, toys and plants creating an atmosphere of fun and learning with a little something for everyone.
We have a dedicated space to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers. This area enhances our science curriculum and provides children with "hands on" learning opportunities.
Purposeful environmental designs:1) build comfort for children and their families; 2) free up teachers by helping to minimize management issues, and 3) support children in their quest to construct knowledge. - Amy Sussna Klein