Garden Gnomes A.M Program

Why play?


Play provides opportunities.

Opportunities for balance, ability to move.

What stimulation would they have without play?

What sensory stimulation of eyes, nose, mouth, smell, even sense of taste?

How would they learn?

Let them smash, rattle, feel the water dripping through tiny hands, splash, bang stones, carry blocks, smooch clay, and surround themselves with fragrant plants and flowers. Quietly absorbing themselves in these environments helps train concentration.

Make the world touchable, livable, and you will jump start their ability to learn.



What are blocks?


Our blocks are sections of the day the children are free to explore what little nuggets we've left for them. Nature and Sensory are our basic blocks where we will introduce curriculum for the kids to free take and make their own. These sections are left for the children to discover and explore with freedom. They will invent, problem solve, negotiate, and work through differences. These times are vital to the kids, and as they grow more comfortable we begin our daily "walk adventures" to different parts of the site, where they will have activities and even visits with their older "buddies".

Blocks will include: Puppets, water tables, bugs, buckets, bubbles, music, parachutes, mixing, dying fabric, painting, spilling, drawing, squirting, building, planting, weaving, hunting & finding, digging, pretending, creating stories, pretending, helping...and growing.

Monday- Friday (8:45-11:45 am) $85 day

You pick & mix days each week (and you can reschedule too)

Drop off only. Must have experience with separation programs prior to summer camp.

Daily enrollment is limited, and due to popularity we fill quickly. *10 spaces* daily, please book early. Rescheduling is dependent on availability on your requested day. No guarantees first choice will be available but we will try to accommodate your schedule.

Spaces available daily as of: 6/21/19


WK2: Mon-Fri   still available  

WK3: Mon-Fri still available (Mon & Fri limited)

WK4: Mon FULL, Tues 1, Wed FULL, Thurs FULL, Fri FULL

WK5: Mon 1, Tues 3, Weds 1, Thurs 1, Fri FULL

WK6: Mon FULL, Tues FULL, Wed FULL, Thurs 1, FRI FULL

WK7: Mon 2, Tues 3, Weds 3, Thurs 3, Fri 1

WK8: Mon 3, Tues 3, Weds 5, Thurs 3, Fri 2

WK9: Mon 1, Tues 4, Weds 5, Wed 3, Fri 2

WK10: Mon 4, Tues 3, Weds 3, Thurs 4, Fri 3

WK11: Mon 3, Tues 5, Weds 5, Thurs 4, Fri 3

Daily schedule:
8:45- 9:00 arrival/adjustment time
9:00 Circle time
9:15 Begin Play Block 1 (Nature)
10am- Snack & Story
10:15- Begin Play Block 2 (Sensory)
10:30- Begin Art Block (groups of 5)
11:00- Adventure explore/visits
11:25- Breaks and Storytime
11:45 pick up