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Our Preschool Division (The earth division)

is for children aged 1-3 years old upon entry

*Acceptance prior to a child's first birthday can be considered but requires the Director's approval. 

Short Day Program is from 8:30-12:30pm 2 days, 3 days or 5 days a week
Long Day Program is from 8:30-2:30pm 2 days, 3 days or 5 days a week
Full Day Program is from 8:30-4:30pm 2 days, 3 days or 5 days a week
Whole Day Program is from 8:00-5:15pm 2 days, 3 days or 5 days a week

We believe in FULLY meeting and responding to the needs of our students.  As opposed to assigning children to a static group of classmates and teacher, we have created a fluid class framework.  What does this mean?  We are able to create and plan a day that meets the needs of the individual child.  If a child is feeling especially connected to one of our educators, or a friend that day, we will make sure that they stay together.  If a child is particularly active, we will make sure that they get a longer time in the gym or on the playground.  If they are really engaged in a learning activity, we will allow them the time to stay with an educator to explore the concept further.  Our nest children have access to their homeroom, gym, nature garden and playground!

At ABC we strive to provide a warm, inviting and home-like environment to help our youngest learners feel safe, secure and ready to explore.
Our teachers are sensitive, intuitive and responsive to the children’s needs and help facilitate positive social interactions, providing stimulating expressive art activities, sensory circle times, outdoor play, cozy story times, and lots and lots of fun and hugs. Parents may join their children for the first few sessions to help them settle in or we will formulate a drop-off plan with you to best support your child and meet your needs.

Phenomenal, gentle educators

We have a dedicated team of educators in the earth division who are experienced with toddlers and provide a safe and nurturing environment with opportunities to grow, explore and learn.  

Preschool sample curriculum

​Weekly Curriculum 

classroom fluidity

classroom fluidity

Our ratios are exceptional and allow for the children to spend time within the daily framework in large, medium and small groups as well as have individual time with their educators daily.  
For children under two, 3 children to one educator, for children under three, 4 children to one educator.

parent app and classroom events

​Daily Class and Individual Updates 

Home away from home

At Abc children are provided with ample opportunity for self-directed play and exploration alongside teacher-led activities. they are  encouraged to be active, engaged and involved in tehir learning rather than passive recipients:
 "If is hasn't been in the hand and body, it can't be in the brain" ~Bev Boss
Mistakes are seen as opportunities to learn and the focus is not just on the 'product' but on the process. 

individual attention

Children are able to spend unstructured time throughout the day in a multiage setting.  When we break down into small learning groups for structured activities, we group children based on a multitude of factors including but not exclusive to age, language ability, interest, attention span.  This enables each of our children to experience learning success that meets their current needs.  

Sample parent communications

Monthly Group Updates