In addition to our daily activities in the classroom we also celebrate a variety of festivals during the year. Having community events and a strong festival life connects us with the turning point in nature and creates an appreciation for the seasons. The children work up to these festivals in the classroom through craft, story, and song. We recognize and celebrate these turning points of the year through carefully planned, age appropriate events, including:
- Not So Scary After All Halloween event with soup, cider, crafts and a puppet show
- Lantern Walk in November
- Winter Wonderland event in December with a craft and puppet show
- Advent Spiral in December
- May Day Celebration in May
In addition to festivals and events we have several Parent Evenings over the course of the year. Parent Evenings are a time for teachers and parents to come together, build community and learn about what curriculum and group dynamic is happening in the Little Chestnuts classroom. The teacher brings a topic for discussion each evening and there is often a craft or activity that is done all together.
Lastly, we have Parent Teacher Conferences twice a year. Once in November and again in March. These conferences are a time for the parent and teacher to connect, reflect and discuss their child’s progress observed in class.
Program Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Age: 3 – 5 years old and potty trained or actively potty training
*If your child is younger than 3 and you feel that the Little Chestnuts program would be a good fit, please contact us. We are able to take children as young as 2 1/2 years old.*
Teacher to Child Ratio – 1:4