At Moss Garden, we emphasize the importance of play, especially outdoors, to develop the child’s imagination and encourage movement for pre-academic development. Because preschool children learn through imitation, the role of the teacher is to create an environment of beauty and warmth through colors, natural toys, materials and by what we do through purposeful work, stories, songs and activities. We influence children by who we are, by the goodness, love and trust we express. The role of rhythm also plays an important part at Moss Garden. The rhythm of the year, of the seasons, and of the day, impact the child’s development, aptitude for learning, and sense of security. We respond by having a consistent daily schedule of balanced activities that include time for gardening, care of animals, circle time, handwork and play. Seasonal changes are met with stories, songs, movement and activities that celebrate nature and support a child’s curiosity and interest in the natural world.
Moss Garden Nursery