Cookie Cummings: Teacher/ Owner
* 5 STAR State Approved Preschool Program
* First Nature Explore Certified Outdoor Classroom
in Vermont - May 2013.
Welcome to my early education program.The philosophy of my program is to provide a safe, nurturing, healthy environment. As an Early Childhood Educator, I believe children learn best through play, social interactions, and hands-on exploration. By providing a play-based hands-on emergent curriculum, children can explore freely and expand their knowledge at their own pace and level. 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. My certified outdoor classroom offers a wide range of open-ended nature-based play and learning space 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.
Early education program serving ages 2 months to 5 years old.
Full-time, part-time schedules are available.