Now Enrolling for June/ Sep
Nature's Way of Learning
caring for children 6 weeks to 4th grade
Raito 1 teacher to 4 students, with a max of 12 infants. Ages 6 weeks to 10/12 months
Our infant program is one that allows our students to explore the world around them. In our infant classroom, we follow the schedule the parents have set up for the child. This includes feeding and napping. Children are always changed at a minimum every 2 hours, or as soon as needed.
Students in this classroom often learn how to: self-feed, roll over, crawl, and sometimes walk. Students are encouraged to spend their day free from restraining objects like swings and chairs. We use these items sparingly and suggest parents support this at home.
Infants must always be placed on their back to sleep and must always sleep in a crib. It is very important that before having your child start, that you help with this transition and please have your infant sleep in a crib/ bassinet at home prior and during enrollment.
Raito 1 teacher to 5 students, with a max of 8 students. Ages 10/12 months to 18/20 months
This is one of the funniest classrooms in the school. Students are becoming more independent and sillier. Their little personalities are really bopping! In this classroom, our students are introduced to a more structured schedule. The schedule does get adjusted based on the needs to the students from day to day. For example, all though lunch is scheduled for 11:30, students may become hungry sooner so we may move lunch up earlier to accommodate their needs.
Students in this classroom should be independent eaters. They will use to learn a spoon and fork to feed themselves. Students learn how to share with friends and take turns. They learn and build upon their language skills with circle time and free play. We also introduce some basic educational concepts as counting, color and shape recognition, and are introduced to sensory exploration.
Students in this classroom should be able to take one nap a day, feed themselves (with hands), and be ready to have lots of fun! We ask that students in this room by the age of 1, start to transition into a sippy cup.
Behavior modification is used in this classroom to keep kiddos as safe as possible. Students are redirected and asked to have nice hands and kind words.
Raito 1 teacher to 6 students, with a max of 12 students. This is our 2’s classroom (22 months to 3 yrs).
Welcome to our wonderful 2-year-old classroom. This classroom meets better than state required ratios, much like our waddler classroom. Students in this classroom are on the go, go, go. Our toddler classroom follows a daily schedule and spends most of their day outside. When not outside we are so busy learning about the world around us.
Students have a routine of hands-on learning. This includes self-help, arts, circle time, music, and movement, counting and SO much more. This room is a non-stop, with keeping them as busy as possible. Busy toddlers thrive in all aspects of life. We will also introduce students to potty training at 2.5 years of age in this classroom. Most students are not ready to be potty trained until the age of 3, so we will take the child’s lead on this.
Preschool and Pre-K (full day and 1/2 day options)
Pre-School ratio 1 teacher to 8 students, with a max of 14 students. This is our 3’s classroom.
Pre-K ratio 1 teacher to 12 students, with a max of 12 students. This is our 4’s classroom.
Let’s jump into education and social emotional development. These 2 classrooms share a big room with their own sides. We place these rooms together to allow students to develop at their own rate. If you have a 3-year-old more advance, they can join into PK on a lesson. If you have a 4-year-old, who is struggling, they can pop over to PS for some additional help.
This classroom is so much fun. We spend our day with hands on learning about ourselves, our friends, and our world. Our curriculum is all about mindfulness, and nature. We will learn about self-soothing techniques, self-help skills, kindness, respect, and educational subjects. Students will grow leaps and bounds in these two rooms. We also spend a large portion of our day outside.
Pre-School students will not need to be potty trained to attend.
Once children reach PK, they will gain the skills needed to be Kindergarten ready! Students in PK must be potty trained.
Our 1/2 -day option are for potty trained students 3-5 years old. We offer this option Monday-Friday 8:00 to 12:30. Parents can pick between 2, 3, 4, and 5 day options. They must be the same days weekly. We will offer transportation to JMES for the MEEP program.
Raito 1 teacher to 13 students, with a max of 19 students K-4th grade.
We have a before an after-school program open during the school year. We offer homework help, lots of outside time, hands on activities and so much more! When school is not in session, we offer vacation and summer camps. Transportation is included from JMES and Reeds Ferry (must have 5 or more students enrolled from Reeds). This is a small program so we are able to gear it towards your child's needs.
The classrooms that spend their days outside, use their outside classroom areas to all the things we would do inside.