Author: Katy Mann

The Orchard School Preschool

The Orchard School The Orchard School celebrates “Nature As Teacher” and new international research shows countless benefits for children who attend schools that feature lots of green spaces and natural scenery.     “…where there was more green around the school, we saw better cognitive development,” said Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, a researcher with the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona and one of the study’s authors. [The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.]  The Orchard School has long realized the importance of extending learning beyond a building. Orchard’s 42.9 acres serve as an outdoor classroom. For example, first graders tap trees every winter and make maple syrup. Through hands-on learning, students make connections between botany, cooking, local food economics, history and biochemistry. Find Indianapolis area preschool classes in the Preschool Directory.       Teachers at The Orchard School are experts when it comes to engaging students and fostering a love of learning. Orchard’s rich history goes back more than 90 years, when nine Indianapolis women put into practice the philosophy of John Dewey. Dewey was rebuffing a system where kids were seen as empty vessels, ready to be filled by teachers who possessed all the knowledge. The nine women wanted children to be actively engaged in the learning process. Those insightful women founded The Orchard School in 1922.         A current Orchard parent says,...

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Legacy Christian School Preschool Program

Legacy Christian School Preschool Program We are a non-denominational Christian Preschool with programs for children 3 to 5 years old. Our school building houses Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School and is located in Noblesville.  Our focus is on teaching character development and helping your child meet developmental benchmarks in education.  We believe that children learn as they play and when actively engaged.  We offer a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities.  We also provide a loving Christian environment where God’s love is not only the basis of our teaching, but is also modeled by our teachers and all those associated with our program. LCS offers a variety of programs and choices of days with hours being either 9:00-1:00 or 9:00-3:00 pm.  All students eat lunch at school but full-day students also receive a variety of special classes during the afternoon.  These classes include PE, Art and Library Buddies depending on the day they attend.  Programs offered include Jumpstart 3 (young 3’s), 3/4 year old, 4/5 Pre-Kindergarten, and the 5+(older preschooler) classes. Contact us to schedule a tour!  One of the best ways to see what we are all about is to visit our campus.  We look forward to showing you our facility and answering any questions you may have.  Children are invited to come with their parents on visits and we are never surprised when they want to...

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Meridian Hills Cooperative Nursery School & Kindergarten

Meridian Hills Cooperative Nursery School & Kindergarten Meridian Hills Cooperative Nursery School & Kindergarten is a play-based preschool and part-time kindergarten where children, parents and teachers learn together. Established in 1960, we are dedicated to creating an environment where children can grow according to their individual timetables. Our children learn through play and exploration, which is how young children learn best. We offer preschool classes for ages 2, 3 and 4. Our kindergarten is three days per week, with one afternoon per week dedicated to nature-immersion and learning in our forest kindergarten space. We are the ONLY school in Indianapolis to offer a forest kindergarten program! CONTACT INFORMATION: 7171 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46240 WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 317-721-2322 Find Indianapolis area preschool classes in the Preschool...

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Parkview Cooperative Preschool

Parkview Cooperative Preschool  Since 1965 Parkview has been educating children and parents in social skills, child development, and the ways to enjoy the brief years of early childhood. Our play-based preschool offers 2 – 5 year olds an environment to explore and learn through art, music, large and small muscle activities, and more with a combination of structured and unstructured time. The co-op model allows parents to participate in the classrooms and in school operations giving them an active role in their child’s education and offering a gradual transition from home to school. We strive to provide a fun, happy, enriched environment where children can grow and learn. Classes offered M,W,F Monthly Tuition for  2017-2018: 2-3s $75, 3-4s & 4-5s $97 CONTACT INFORMATION: 4701 N. Central Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205 WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 317-643-2460 Find Indianapolis area preschool classes in the Preschool...

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