Toddler: We will be opening a toddler classroom during our 2018-19 program year. There will be 8 openings serving children 18 months to 3 years of age. Stay tuned for more details!Preschool: Our two preschool classrooms, Butterfly and Dragonfly, are designed to provide a quality, nurturing environment for children ranging from 36 months to 5 years of age. The 2 rooms are multi-aged classes which allow children to experience and make friends with other children of different ages. Our comprehensive programs are designed to serve all children and families regardless of race, color, disability or health status.
The Afterschool Enrichment Classroom is a new program for school-age children ages 5 to 10 years. Our curriculum integrates creative play and project-based programing along with homework assistance and a healthy snack. Our goal is to provide a place for children to go after school where they can experience enrichment activities to boost learning, expand creativity and form new friendships.
Outdoor Classroom: Children of all ages enjoy being active in our outdoor play area. Our outdoor classroom not only includes TRI-CDC’s playground but on to the beautiful WOU campus. Children connect to the natural world and learn from what nature has to bring to us. Children benefit from spending substantial time outside. All of our teachers value and support our outdoor classroom by providing a rich learning environment that are child-initiated, hands on and interactive and engaging. Outdoor play fosters healthy habit by providing physical activities. When a child spends time outdoors they connect to connect to the natural world.
"New research strongly suggests that schools that use outdoor classrooms and other forms of nature-based experiential education can result in significant student gains in social studies, science, language arts, and math. Children are more likely to invent their own games in green play spaces than they are on flat cement or playing fields. The outdoor classroom can also promote social inclusion, regardless of gender, race, class, or intellectual ability.”
~ Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle.TRI-CDC’s philosophy and goals guide our classrooms and curriculum. Each classroom is uniquely different with a culture that establishes itself through the individual children, families and teachers.
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