COVID-19 UPDATE: Sadly, we will not be opening in September for the 20/21 school year like we had hoped. For right now we plan to remain closed until things go back to a safer state. We plan to reopen in September of 2021 but will consider reopening earlier if things settle down before then.
Our daily and seasonal rhythms in Little Chestnuts Preschool are carefully planned to support the whole health of the young child.
Our day begins with a morning activity which changes daily and includes baking, painting, chopping vegetables, felting and/or sewing; all hands on experiential activities. We then greet the morning with seasonal songs, movement and finger games. This is followed by inside free play where the child’s imagination is engaged with a variety of natural wood toys in the classroom. After playing, an all organic meal is prepared and enjoyed together in the snack room that overlooks Commencement Bay. We end the inside portion of our day with a therapeutic story or puppet show told by the teacher. Our school day ends with a walk outside, rain or shine, and finishes in the play yard where the children get more time to run and play.