Because we recognize the importance of play for healthy development, our nursery program provides gentle guidance to encourage the natural expression of the young child’s imagination. Trained teachers create a nursery room designed to be a safe, warm environment for the work of childhood, which is play. With simple materials, such as logs and stumps, stones and shells, cloths and play stands, the children build and explore. Outdoor play offers futher opportunities for the development of the child's imagination, physical body, and social skills, as well deepening the child's connection with nature.
In the course of their play their growth in all areas is stimulated – physically, emotionally and socially, mentally and spiritually. Play is the way children practice being in the world, how they test ideas, solve problems, and find enjoyment. It lays a foundation for creative and lively thinking in the adolescent and adult and stimulates an interest for all aspects of life, which can then be cultivated through later academic studies.
For more information about joining the Nursery Program please visit our Nursery Program admissions page.