Welcome to Bear Cub Cave!

Children in the preschool room are between 31 months and 3 years

Our ideal child-teacher ratio is one teacher for every seven pre-schoolers

Art, letters, numbers, shapes, concepts, explore, explore, explore! Preschool is about questions, answers and imagination. We turn their natural curiosity into learning at every turn. We embrace each child’s interests to help them experience a real joy in learning.

Using a cross between play-based and Montessori style instruction, your child will grow leaps and bounds. Meals are served family style to practice sharing and good table manners. They will work on science, language, math, conceptual and concrete skills. They’ll have so much fun they won’t even realize they are actively learning. What they will know is pride in their accomplishments and a growing sense of their own unique and special qualities. We make sure each child has an opportunity to soar.

Your preschoolers day could include:

  • Art projects: painting, cutting, gluing, crafting and more

  • Morning meeting: sharing stories, learning about the day's weather, checking the calendar and Show and Tell

  • Science: discovering the world through observation, experiments and hand-on exploration

  • Reading development: learning sounds, letters and words and name recognition

  • Writing skills: learning letters and how to write their own name

  • Fine motor development: working with small pieces and parts

  • Free play: allowing each child’s imagination to guide them

  • Creative play: encouraging dramatic play, group games and roll playing

  • Outside play (weather permitting): one to three times each day on the playground, in the garden and at nearby neighborhood parks

  • Practice social graces: mealtime manners, polite greetings and respectful interactions

  • Weekly music class with Mrs. Jean : a lively, hands-on music experience including instruments, puppets, books, game pieces, shapes and more

  • Weekly Stretch-n-Grow: non-stop fitness fun that emphasizes large muscle groups, motor skills, coordination, balance, flexibility and aerobic activity

  • Monthly garden and food sustainability class with Ms. Kathy from Fare Table

The multiple play areas will spark your preschooler's imagination.

The multiple play areas will spark your preschooler's imagination.

New ideas and opportunities for learning are created each day.

New ideas and opportunities for learning are created each day.

Science, art, music, reading, make-believe and more all have a home in our preschool classroom.

Science, art, music, reading, make-believe and more all have a home in our preschool classroom.