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For children ages 18 months through four years of age. Class runs from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm (half-day program) or from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm (full-day program). Extended day options are available through 5:00 pm. Children may attend either two, three, 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.
For parents and their children who come to school together. Children are generally no older than three years old. This group provides an opportunity for parents to meet and work together while the children play. The Parent-Child class meets at the Rosebud Garden campus on Hickory Grove Road on Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:20 pm. The program has a maximum of 12 children.
Our Parent-Child class offers 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 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.