What To Expect

 WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE:

  • REGULAR DAILY RHYTHMS- following the natural flow of life, balancing outward & inward energy
  • OPEN-ENDED TOYS MADE FROM NATURAL MATERIALS- such as wooden blocks, cloth dolls & playsilks
  • RESPECT FOR LIFE-  kindness & compassion for animals, plants and people is instilled at every level
  • IMAGINATIVE DEVELOPMENT- including storytelling with simple puppetry & play-acting
  • RESPECT FOR OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT- including composting, recycling & organic gardening & participation in nature-related community events
  • REVERENCE FOR NATURE & THE SEASONS- through songs, stories, poems and time spent in nature
  • PRACTICAL LEARNING- including tidying up, cooking, baking, care & mending of toys & gardening
  • NATURAL, WHOLE FOODS- certified organic whenever possible & a variety of grains & vegetables 
  • ACCOMMODATION OF SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS- gluten, dairy & egg-free meals & snacks options
    WHAT YOU WILL NOT (OR RARELY!) FIND HERE:
    • ELECTRONIC TOYS & MEDIA- we focus on present, personal & 3- dimensional sensory experience
    • PLASTIC TOYS- we avoid plastic as much as we can, but do use it when it is most practical to do so
    • FOOD ADDITIVES- no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
    • RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION- we celebrate our children and respect their own faith traditions
    • TRADITIONAL ACADEMICS- often these integrate naturally, but our primary focus is on developing the imagination
    "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking."
    ~Albert Einstein