Our School

Room to Grow Preschool is a place where children are encouraged to play, explore, and create freely both inside and out. 

Like the Children's Schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy we view our classroom and play yard environments as the '3rd teacher'.  Spaces are arranged to provoke curiosity, encourage exploration, discovery and problem solving and to support creativity.  

Mixing colors in the water play area

Mixing colors in the water play area

Exploring shells

Exploring shells

Inside the classroom

An area to explore the materials for creative expression - children use tools to work with paint, clay, wire, fabric and other materials.

Painting at the easel

Painting at the easel

Designing with clay

Designing with clay

An area to explore language, literacy, and writing -  children write mail, dictate stories, listen to and tell stories and explore puppetry and dramatics.

Listening to a story

Listening to a story

Creating mail

Creating mail

An area to explore the materials, tools and concepts of math and physical science 

An area to explore construction - children build and create with a variety of blocks and other materials

An area and opportunities to use imaginations and engage in pretend play

Outside in the play yard

Water/Sand - an area and opportunities to explore the wonders of water, mud and sand.

At the water table

At the water table

Water play in the creek

Water play in the creek

The Garden - children help to plan, tend, harvest and prepare produce from the garden and to care for and gather eggs from our hens.

Opportunities to use developing motor skills and learn about acceptable risks - children run, climb, swing, jump and more as they create and participate in games of their own creation.

An area to explore tools and construction - building doesn't just happen inside with blocks, the work area outside is a place to build with real tools.