Open Minds Preschool

New for fall 2017! We are offering kindergarten on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well. Choose 2, 3 or 5 days a week from 9am to 2:30 pm.

Open Minds is proud to include kindergarten! This class is specifically geared towards kids on the "cusp" -either slightly too young to enter public kindergarten this fall, or old enough to enter at the young end of their class. 

Our class meets 9 am to 2:30 pm. Children combine with the morning class for a larger social group of up to 14 children until 1pm, for making friends and building interpersonal and leadership skills, and a small group of 4-8 students during the academic afternoon lessons, to allow us to give each child individual attention at their own developmental level.

We follow the Starfall kindergarten curriculum, which is an excellent, playful literacy program and includes reading and writing skills as well as some music, math, social studies, literature, art and daily mail from "Backpack Bear." 
Our school day contains a balance of focused group activities and unstructured indoor and outdoor time, to continue honing both academic and social/imaginative/problem solving skills. We serve a vegetarian, organic morning snack and lunch as well.

Many parents of children with birthdays near September struggle with the decision about when their child should begin kindergarten. It can be difficult to predict how quickly a child's interest in literacy may grow, how their social skills will develop, and even whether a physical growth spurt is on the horizon -all factors in determining in which grade your child will feel happiest. This kindergarten class gives such children
an extra year of "customized" school tailored  to each child's individual abilities and pace before they are permanently placed in a grade level at an elementary school.