ABOUT BLUESIDE PRESCHOOL
The early years of a child’s life are busy. Learning is happening all the time and is interwoven through all the developmental domains including Physical, Social/Emotional, Cognitive, and Communication. Our role is to become involved in play-based group learning experiences as a guide and resource. Each child is viewed and honored as a unique individual, a natural researcher with an infinite capacity to learn. We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy as we observe, listen and document while they teach us how to better serve their needs and challenge them in appropriate ways. Our play group is small by design allowing children to form a strong bond with their peers where older children learn empathy, respect, and acceptance while establishing a leadership role. Similarly, younger children benefit from the experience and wisdom that their older friends can offer.
A typical day starts with table activities, art, and free play, followed by story time which includes reading and singing in both English and Spanish. This is also a time when children are introduced to different rhythms from all over the world while dancing and playing instruments. We then take a snack break and head off to the park, explore, and interact with nature. Soon after eating lunch outdoors we return and prepare for a merited snooze (quiet time for non-nappers). Children can rest for as long as needed. Once our friends are awake, we have an afternoon snack and play until it's time to say goodbye.
*Spanish Immersion, Reggio Emilia inspired, Indoor/Outdoor, Forest exploration, Play based, Child-led, Mixed age learning environment for children 2 to 5 years old
*Full-time day care program
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with limited part-time spots available. Full days only.
*One hour flexible drop off window from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Pick up window is from 4:pm to 5:pm. There is a $50 late pick up fee after closing.
*Daily exploration adventures
*Nutritious morning and afternoon snacks provided daily. Parents pack lunch for their child.
*We use the Procare app for contactless sign in/out and to communicate with parents.
*Our beautiful facility is cleaned and disinfected from top to bottom daily.
*Owned and operated by a mom with extensive experience working with children (17+ years!) and educated in Early Childhood Development.
*A supportive community for your child's growth and development