ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
DEVELOPING A LIFELONG LOVE OF LEARNING THROUGH PLAY!
Children's Cottage offers a unique educational setting designed to support and inspire children in their learning and exploration: developing a lifelong love of learning through play!
BEING A PART OF THE CHILDREN'S COTTAGE FAMILY
Here at Children's Cottage, we offer continuity of care from birth through Kindergarten and beyond, building a sense of community between children, teachers, and parents. learn more...
OUR LEARNING SPACES
We believe that every child will flourish in a comfortable indoor and outdoor environment filled with nature and art, free access to learning materials, and many opportunities for movement and creative expression. We believe that a child's play is their work, and we protect their right to work and build their understanding of the world around them through hands-on exploration.
OUR EMOTIONALLY RESPONSIVE CARE GIVING APPROACH
We believe in following a child's lead. In the Infant Room, this involves a primary care giving approach and individualized routines guided by the infant's own teacher being carefully attuned to their needs through thoughtful observation and consistent touch/interaction. We use gentle sleep practices, encourage breastfeeding/attentive bottlefeeding, and practice baby wearing as desired by parents and babies. In the Older Preschool classroom, this belief leads us to offer long term project work based on the children's interests, hands-on and MESSY exploration of the physical scientific world, and time and space given to helping children learn to express their emotions and to listen to the needs of themselves and others.
A BRIGHT FUTURE
Our emotionally aware teaching approach guides children to be kind, compassionate, self-motivated and thoughtful human beings as they go on into life!
THE BORING DETAILS
Hours of Operation: 7:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday
We are open year round, and enroll throughout the year. We serve children from birth through age 6, and also offer a summer camp program for K-3rd Grade. Please call to learn more!
We accept Changing Tides, Coast Guard Subsidy, and also offer partial work trade or business trade options. We have two partial scholarship programs.