Seedlings Nursery School is a hands-on early learning environment which focuses on the development of the whole child. Children learn best through play, exploration and imitation.
are no TVs, computers or video games at Seedlings. I believe that early
exposure to media limits a child's imagination and exposes the child to
images, commercialism and situations which are inappropriate for young
education is not an elimination of academics, as many people assume;
rather, it is the creation of an environment in which academics become a
part of every day exploration and discovery. By allowing the child's
natural curiosity to unfold, learning remains self-directed and
intrinsically motivated. A child who learns because he is truly
interested is a child who retains a deep understanding of what he has
everything we do is done with thoughtfulness and care. As we move
throughout our day, we do not rush or worry about what will happen
next. We give each activity, movement, chore or song our utmost
attention and focus. Patience, gratitude a respect are practiced and
mastered through our daily work.
At Seedlings, students learn self-control, problem-solving and independence through
the gentle guidance of the teacher, who remains a consistent model for
the behavior she expects in her students. As a teacher, it is not my
job to tell a child what to do or how to do it, rather to provide
open-ended materials in a child-friendly environment for free
exploration; stepping in only to assist in solving problems or ask 'I
wonder' questions to help expand upon play and learning. Except in
cases of the possibility of serious injury, children are allowed to
learn through natural consequences; the young child's first encounter
with trial and error.
your child's enrollment, I will strive to provide a good
amount of resources for parent education. I have a small lending
library of books and magazines which is always available. As a parent
myself, I am always looking for new information and research on child
Please feel free to contact me at any time for further information.