Eco-Healthy Childcare


Our program for learning is based on a developmentally appropriate environment that allows children to be confident and successful learners. We facilitate learning through
these concepts:

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Child Initiated Learning Centers
  • Whole and Small Group Activities
  • Emergent Curriculum

Our curriculum offers a variety of learning opportunities where children can make self-directed and guided choices. We use a whole child approach to learning which includes:

  • Social/Emotional Development: friendship building, self-help skills, managing and expressing feelings, following rules and routines, explore sense of self, family, and friends.
  • Physical Development: creative movement, running, jumping, balancing, coloring, cutting, writing, playdough, manipulatives, puzzles, Legos.
  • Language Development: songs, stories, music, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, books, magazines, classroom labels, charts, writing center, introduction to writing upper and lower case letters, following routines, retelling of stories/events, playing games
  • Cognitive Development: counting, one to one correspondence, number recognition, shapes, colors, measuring, patterning, sequencing, graphing, sensory table, gardening, recycling
  • Creative Development: music, creative movement, dramatic play, instruments, open ended art activities.

View our Preschool Daily Routine

Less is more

Less talking more observing
Less clutter more minimalistic
Less intervening more focus
Less teacher initiated, more child initiated
Less praise, more encouragement
Less interruption, more concentration
It has been my observation over the years that children who have too many things have a harder time playing peacefully and learning to share than children who have less.

— Hammond, Ruth Anne. Respecting Babies: a New Look to Magda Gerber’s Approach. Zero to Three.
Washington, DC. 2009