"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again." --Elizabeth Lawrence
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Morning Garden
Extended Care

Morning Garden

 "If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older." --Tom StoppardMorning Garden is for three- and four-year-olds who are ready to explore and socialize independently of their parents in a safe and homelike atmosphere. The Morning Garden program meets from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.(extended care is also available) and follows the same calendar as the Kindergarten. Two, Three and Five-Day programs are available.

The 3 to 4 year old child is nourished in an environment which provides appropriate experiential and sensorial opportunities through creative play, nature exploration, gardening, stories, puppetry, artistic expression, music and singing. Movement and music, participation in snack preparation, and playthings from a variety of natural materials stimulate the senses and encourage healthy physical development. Special care is given to selection of healthy, nutritious, whole-foods snacks.

Teachers and children participate in such activities as:

  • Creative Free Play

  • Watercolor Painting

  • Storytelling

  • Puppet Shows

  • Singing

  • Outdoor Play

  • Breadbaking and healthy snack preparation


Children applying for fall admission to this program should have turned three by May 30th. Children must be potty-trained (although we are prepared for the occasional accident). Enrollment is for the year.


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