We have two large outside play yards. Our front yard has both sand and tanbark areas where children can choose to use tricycles, swings, climbing structures, or engage in creative free play. In our backyard, we have a rope climbing structure, a play house, and more opportunities for sand and water play. Children may also explore our Native Plant Gardens where our children interact with nature including planting, watering, and consuming a variety of vegetables, as well as building fairy gardens. Throughout the day we install ever-changing art and tactile areas where children can create and play.
There are many indoor areas for active and quiet play. Children may choose our Art Room with four different hands-on art stations where a variety of materials are always accessible. In our Game Room, we have tons of puzzles, games, dress-up clothes, and musical instruments. There is also a quiet corner for reading and storytelling. Our Loft Area has an indoor structure where children can play above the ongoing block building, train tables, and make-believe house play. We have many bookshelves and sensory tables placed throughout the school, with contents that change daily.
During program hours, with very few exceptions, the children are free to use any and all our areas for whatever purpose they design. We don’t program their activities. We work carefully to curate the environment, and then let the children engage in whatever play they see fit.
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