Our staff helps to build relationships with our infant and toddlers by creating meaningful daily routines and experiences that respond to the individual child’s own strengths and interests. These early, positive interactions with caring adults can give young children the confidence they need to explore their surroundings and take delight in their day-to-day discoveries. We strive to build a strong partnership with the families in our programs. Working together with our families not only helps with the care that we provide for the child but helping meet the needs of the parents as well.
Many children benefit from their participation in our preschool and pre-k program. The program is designed for children ages three to five years old. We have a preschool room and pre-k room. Both the preschool and pre-k programs utilize the Creative Curriculum which provides our three to five year olds with school readiness skills. Creative Curriculum is a play-based curriculum that revolves around the reality and understanding that children learn through play. We collaborate with the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union’s Early Education Department. We work along with the staff there to better serve our preschool/pre-k children and they also help us with the implementation of the curriculum within out classrooms. Both rooms have a daily schedule with lesson plans provided. Our goal is to provide our preschoolers with social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills, which will eventually lead them into a school atmosphere and continue throughout their lifetime.
After School Program
The Northshire Day School provides services for children age’s five to twelve, Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 5:30 pm. The program is open to any local area elementary school children; MEMS and Dorset Schools provide bus service here at the end of the day. We provide a nutritious snack; quiet time for homework, outdoor time, arts and crafts, books, games, as well as some occasional field trips. Our view point is that your children have been in school all day and need this time to wind down and relax after a long day at school. Much of the school age curriculum revolves around themes and the interest of the children in our program.
Northshire Day School Summer Camp Session running from June thru August is for children out of Kindergarten through fifth grade. Activities will include: bake-offs, learning survivor skills, swimming, hiking, arts & crafts , music, field trip science activities and hand-on-explorations. Children will even be able to try to become a Puppet Master! A great deal of our activities will be weather dependent so we ask that you make sure your child comes prepared with a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat and sunglasses, etc. We hope your child is as excited for summer camp as we are. Both our staff members Cheryl and Christy look forward to making this a fun memorable summer for your child.
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