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Rosebud Garden


Parent-Child Classes

For families with children under age three (children turning three during the school year are not eligible and should instead apply for one of our preschool programs described below). Parents who are expecting are also eligible to enroll in the class. This group provides an opportunity for parents to meet and work together while the children play.

The 2015-2016 parent-child class will meet on Thursday or Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Each class has a maximum of five families.

Our parent-child classes offer an opportunity for children to discover the world in a special setting with their families. Parents, grandparents, or caregivers and their young child come together once a week in a nurturing, home-like environment under the guidance of early childhood teachers. Our daily rhythm includes making bread for our morning tea, domestic activities, free-play, seasonal circle games and songs, storytelling, and puppetry. For the adults, we offer parent education, crafts, and observation of the children in quietude. An honoring of the young child's imaginative capacity in play sets a mood of wonder, reverence, and enthusiasm for the tasks at hand. We strive to support parents in strengthening their parenting skills and in creating a healthy and joyful home life.


Rosebud Garden Full-Day or Half-Day Preschool

For children two to four years of age (children turning five during the school year are not eligible and should instead apply for one of our kindergarten programs). Class runs from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in the half-day program or from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm in the full-day program. Extended day options are available through 5:00 pm. Children may attend either two, three, four, or five days per week.

In our Rosebud Garden, great care has been taken to create a warm and home-like setting and to provide a beautiful environment where the children’s senses are nurtured. For the young child, learning takes place by example rather than by instruction, as they learn through imitation. The young child learns about life by engaging in many practical household activities such as washing dishes, sweeping, and cleaning up. We incorporate activities such as baking, painting, gardening, and ample creative free play to encourage joyful learning and imagination. Studies show that play, in the early years, is the key to success in school by providing cognitive, social emotional, physical, and moral development. In our Rosebud Garden the children are held by rhythm, surrounded by beauty, and carried by wonder and respect for all life! Parent evenings focusing on child development are held throughout the school year.
 

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