Cookie Cummings: Teacher/ Owner
* First Nature Explore Certified Outdoor Classroom
in Vermont - May 2013.
Welcome To My Early Childhood Program:
The philosophy of my program is to provide a safe, nurturing, healthy environment. By providing a play-based, hands-on learning environment, children can explore freely and expand their knowledge at their own pace and level. I believe through “play” children receive a balance of developmentally age appropriate activities and experiences in the areas of physical growth and development, fine/gross motor exploration, language skills, social skills, and self help skills.
Outdoor play is vital to a child's development. Outdoor play fosters opportunities for creativity, imagination, social connections, and learned behaviors. Natural playscapes offer a wide range of open-ended play involving sensory stimulation and physical diversity which is critical for childhood experiences outdoors.
My program is based on an "Emergent Curriculum", which is a way of planning a curriculum based on the child’s interest and passions as well as the teacher’s.
Child care program serving ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
Full-time, part-time, and after-school schedules are available.
To learn more, contact me today!