2.5 years old and up
Apple Blossom surrounds children with all natural toys. For example, hand crafted wooden cars, trucks, trains, furniture & our full wooden kitchen. These encourage your child to socialize & use their imagination freely. It is also very grounding to play with wooden toys vs. plastic.
Your child also enjoys shells, silks, & wool felted balls & other items from nature, to connect them to nature in the “feeling world” & encourage their 5 senses, & open imagination. We will also do games to encourage cooperation, patience & skill building, and dolls that help to develop nurturing skills & socialization. We treat our dolls as we would a real baby & encourage the children to do the same. There are age appropriate puzzles, & manipulatives to explore as well. With these manipulatives, your child learns how to count, size, group for pre math skills & of course to offer more open ended items for them to use in open play. These play items also help in the development of your child’s small motor skills.
Each week we offer enriching activities like baking, play dough, coloring, painting & crafts. We also offer puppet shows, storytelling & read books. This is part of our multi cultural experience & helps in developing pre reading skills, imagination, patience, image building, offer solutions to problems we may be having in school (telling the truth, being kind to each other) & so much more!
Your children enjoy daily circle times with finger games, & lots of songs! This is good for so much! Your children will often take images from circle time (& story time) & integrate it into their own daily play! This is so much better than taking an image from TV, Movie or video game! It is organic in nature & encourages all children to join in the fun if they have all enjoyed it from the beginning together! This is a very important in the proper building of the brain cells. This is another reason it is SO important to take all media oriented imagery out of your child’s life & let them take on their socializing, image building, imagination, naturally, with each other. (3-D play vs. 2 D) There is such a huge difference in children & how they play. We know right away who has watched a movie, cartoon or learning video compared to the children who come to school open & ready to meet their play mates on an even playing field. There is less aggression, more open to new ideas & can maintain a theme longer with their friends or on their own.
Outdoor play happens every day as you know. This will promote healthier children all around! Nature is the biggest cure for our children in the city & everywhere! It encourages open ended play, exercise, large & small motor skills, care giving (for our animals) & socialization! We love the outdoors!
Our educational goal is to develop skills that will last a lifetime.
First children start to arrive
Last children should arrive
Free play outside includes “Hair Shop” a fun song & time to bond one on one with each child as we do their hair. If their hair is already “done up” we will not undo it unless they ask for us to do a special hair-do like their friends.
Clean up time
All children enjoy a warm snack
Circle time (songs, finger plays, circle games, nursery rhymes).
The Buttercups & Sunflowers will stay inside for craft & free play.
Puppet show, story time
Rest time singing lullabies, rubbing backs
Free play inside or outside if weather permits & afternoon activities
Children are picked up
First & last month’s tuition is due upon acceptance as well as registration fee. Annual tuition amount is due in 12 monthly payments or get a discount for full payment. (Payment plan might be available for start up cost)
New family registration fee (One-time fee)
Annual Supply Fee
Included in Annual Tuition
Application Fee (One-time fee)
5 days per week
Annual tuition: $17,556
4 days per week
Annual tuition: $14,032
3 days per week
Annual tuition: $10,524
2 days per week
Annual tuition: $7,016