Along with the childcare, Montessori style teaching, and play times, we engage children in several extra activities:
Music Classes: Cathy Cooper, who has been a music teacher for over 30 years, teaches music to toddlers and KG/preschoolers each Tuesday and Thursday. Cathy's husband, Richard Cooper, volunteers to help with the instruments.
Field Trips: During summer and some of the school release days, preschool and older children go out for field trips at places such as Como Zoo, Bowling Alley, Adventure Park, local library, local parks, swimming classes, etc.
Sign Language: Our teachers teach children sign language - something that children love and catch on fast.
Spanish: We teach Spanish to the preschool/KG children during 15 minute sessions, twice a week.
Sports Days: During summer, at Andover, on Friday mornings we rent the adjacent ball fields and a coach comes in to teach children beginning soccer.
Water Days: During summer, on Fridays, we use the sprinkler system in the back to let kids have a ball with water.
There are several more activities such as conference hours with parents every six months, picture day, Christmas Party with Santa, Graduation Party etc. which makes the year go by really fast!