Our indoor classroom is full of materials that are culturally rich and that motivate students to be mentally active. The furniture is all natural and creates an inviting aesthetic feel in the classroom. Our outdoor classroom is a great space for children to connect with nature and use movement as part of the learning process. All our teachers have a passion for inspiring young minds to learn and grow through serving as a facilitator, observer, decision maker and collaborator in the classroom. By teachers taking on these roles, learners are allowed to think for themselves, construct their own knowledge and solve their own problems, therefore, creating an environment full of possibilities!
Peapod is a place where we play to learn! In addition to our everyday, child-directed schedule, we offer a variety of unique and hands-on activities in order to reach all of our learners. Stretch and Grow, a program that engages children with kinesthetic practice, visits the Preschool every week. The Springfield Library brings their program to us on regular basis, along with lots of good books. We also enjoy Zoo Class, offered through the Dickerson Park Zoo, every month. Both the Preschool and Learning Center take field trips to the Nature Center to enjoy their classes and trails. We also love involving our community and families to help our children learn. Firefighters, grandparents and special musicians have been known to stop by. Please see our calendar for more details!