Our fun, play-based preschool setting allows children to develop age-appropriate social skills while learning to follow classroom routines. We offer preschool programs Monday through Thursday mornings from 9-11:30 am.
Fall 2017 Registration Is Open
Preschool Exploration Preschool Program
The focus of this term by term program is to expose students, some for the first time, to a preschool environment among their peers. Garden Home has two designated classrooms catering to distinct styles of learning: social and academic. This program offers knowledgeable and caring teachers with experience working with children. We incorporate the academic and social aspect of learning, along with playtime, to work towards students being comfortable away from their parents. If you have any questions regarding our preschool programs, feel free to give us a call at 503-629-6341.
My First Preschool, ages 1 1/2 - 3 1/2
Our play-based preschool setting allows children to develop age-appropriate social skills while learning to follow a classroom routine. The morning provides time for free play, an art activity, language development, large motor skill activity and a snack. My First Preschool is also designed to enhance social skills through positive interactions with fellow students and teachers. This relaxed and slightly structured environment focuses on social concepts like sharing, first time separation from parents, listening to teachers, following directions, activity transition and much more.
Gear Up for Learning, ages 3 1/2 - 6
This program is designed for an older age group that are ready to prepare for kindergarten academic benchmarks. The Gear Up for Learning focus is to develop skills needed to make smooth transitions in a classroom environment and begin lengthening attention spans. Large and fine motor skills we be used through art, music, books, sensory play and more.
Parent Participation: Term by Term Classes
We also offer parent participation classes for our youngest learners who require the comfort of guardian involvement. These are excellent classes for children who need help detaching from parents, getting used to a classroom environment with a trusted adult or for families who just want to spend some quality time together. We offer a variety to chose from and have childcare on-site for unregistered siblings.
Art - Toddler Messy Art
Music - Music for Infants and Toddlers
Dance - Itty Bitty Ballerinas, Kidz Bop
Sports - Tiny Tot Sports
Gymnastics - Kid Fit, Pre-gymnastics for 2 1/2-4 year olds
Please call the center for more information regarding these programs at 503-629-6341.