We believe children should have an environment that nourishes their physical, emotional and social growth. Gaia School supports this by providing a foundation that combines Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Child Directed play, Nature Exploration, Play based learning, and Reggio/RIE inspired philosophies.
Respect for children is demonstrated by them being active participants in their own care and learning by honoring their individual skills and interested with minimal adult direction or intervention. When adult participation is required, the teachers make sure to talk with the child(ren) to develop trust and communication skills, as well as to encourage an awareness of self and others. The outside and indoor classroom environments and daily routine is predictable yet flexible to children’s needs. Whenever possible, children are invited to make their own choices, participate in care giving routines and to choose their activities. The foundation of our approach is to treat all of our children with complete respect for their individuality and for their capability. Respect is our guiding principle.
We are a small school of only 14 children that is primarily outside and exploring and learning through nature. We have one TK class of 8 children ages 4-6 and a Preschool class of 6 children ages 1-3. Within our 14 children we have 4 teachers and one director.
5x week: $1700
4x week: $1360 (limited space)
Nutritious and mostly organic meals are included: Am Snack, Lunch and Pm Snack
Monday- Friday: 8am-5pm (before and after school are offered)
We run Year Round.
Closures: We are closed on all Federal Holidays, Spring Break, Thanksgiving Break and Christmas break each year.
8:00 School Opens
8:30 Morning Snack
9:00 Exploration/Gardening/Circle time/Yoga
10:30 Art and Lessons
12:00 Nap (Rest time for TK)
3:30 Afternoon Snack
5:00 School Closes