Pincushion understands that parents may require care before the start of the day. With this reason in mind, we offer early morning care available from 7:15 am to 8:30 am every day. Each day your child will be greeted by a faculty member. As your child settles in, they may choose an activity or to socialize with friends.
After the end of the school day, children need to be engaged in a fun yet stimulating child care environment. During this time the children eat a snack in small groups, practicing independence and self-reliance.
Each week activities are presented to the children based on a different theme. The children will hear a book related to the theme and make a theme-related snack and craft.
The students are offered a variety of activities each day in the after school program. They have the opportunity for indoor and outdoor activities, working individually, with a classmate, or in a small group.
Children continue building relationships with their friends and teachers while participating in the after school program. They have the opportunities to work in the vast gardens, building cooperative projects, and play indoor and outdoor games.
This is a hands-on class offered on-site in the vast gardens throughout the property. This outdoor laboratory provides an understanding and appreciation of the year-round bounty of beauty, fruits, vegetables, and teaching moments. Children will learn about habitats, environmental health, botany, animals, planting cycles, and the connection between humans and the earth.