Children need to move their whole bodies! The majority of toys and furnishings in the Nursery Program are those that encourage large scale activity and play. The young child’s desire to move, as well as to help out, is satisfied by having the children set the table or carry their own chairs.
They begin to control their movements through accompanying gestures for songs and poems – a tree is not just a tree, it is arms outstretched above one’s head. The children also walk and play outdoors together every day, rain or shine; they move freely while enjoying the wonders of the world around them. They climb trees, roll down grassy hills, dig in the dirt, build forts with their hands, and engage deeply with their peers and nature itself.
For more information about joining the Nursery Program please visit our Nursery Program admissions page.