The preschool room is the largest room in the center and consists of a cubby area, a lower play space and a loft play space. The room is designed and play spaces are created to help guide social interactions and preschool play. Attached to the room there is a deck space that can be used for outdoor activities or group times when the weather allows and the larger play yard is also attached. The play yard is designed as a natural play scape and there is a large vegetable garden within it.
This room has 18 preschoolers every day with a team of three educators. The children range in age from 3-5 years old. There is much emphasis on the rhythm and routine of the whole group and a daily schedule is followed each day with flexibility when appropriate. The daily schedule always allows for individual, small group and large group play as well as time indoors and outdoors. The curriculum is carefully planned around children’s interests and investigations and often include the seasonal changes we see in nature.