Our licensed teachers create play-based learning opportunities across the curriculum while all of our teachers nurture care and respect for the world and the people in it. We are a parent cooperative which fosters a strong community of families and teachers.
The combination of teacher-directed activities, such as circle time, and self-directed play, such as exploration at learning centers, create a balanced day. Children are encouraged to pose questions, seek solutions, develop friendships, and explore their creative and intellectual abilities. The freedom to make choices empowers children to thrive both inside and outside the classroom.
Our curriculum is devised from a combination of the natural flow of the seasons and world around us, process-oriented art and sensory experiences, social-emotional growth, and the emergent interests of children. Our program follows the Vermont Early Learning Standards, and those set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
As part of the Act 166 ADM Public Preschool Partnership we adhere to state rules governing public schools, and as such we accept all children, regardless of socio-economic status, toileting skill, or classroom support needs. State law does not allow for suspension or expulsion of children from public preschool programs, and sending school districts may help providers meet children where their skills are now.
Our Mission Statement: The Children’s School will provide high quality early education inclusive of all young children and their families by fostering a sense of community and encouraging the children to discover new things about themselves, their friends, and the world around them.