Preschool & Pre-K Programs

Preschool at Green Garden looks like PLAY. There’s plenty of fun and excitement! Our classrooms are led by the children and supported intentionally by our well-trained staff.

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About Our Preschool & Pre-k

Respectful and responsible caregiving in a preschool classroom looks like choices; no matter how big or small. This can look like a child being given a warning that they will need to wash their hands for a snack; going to the bathroom now or setting a timer for a few minutes; or allowing them multiple opportunities for rest throughout the day. For us it’s important that our preschoolers have autonomy over their decisions. If they are not posing an immediate safety concern, we follow their lead and help them navigate the next safest choice! We know the transition to kindergarten is a big leap and are here to help support.

Social-emotional learning and establishing strong teacher-student relationships are at the forefront of our preschool program. We follow High Scope Curriculum, an industry standard for the past 50 years in Early Childhood Education. Day-to-day holds space for a multitude of activities; a constant in Green Garden preschool is love, patience and kindness.

The HighScope Curriculum

Daily Routine

  • Arrival
  • Greeting time & Message Board
  • Planning time
  • Work time
  • Recall
  • Snack
  • Small group activity
  • Large group activity
  • Lunch
  • Rest
  • Outside

Kindergarten Readiness

Preschool can be tricky with rest time. We understand that some students might have sleep regressions and nap time can fluctuate. Our preschoolers are given multiple opportunities for rest throughout the day, as well as a window of time after lunch. Days at school can feel long for our oldest kiddos and we ensure they get the social, physical and mental breaks they need.

Child-led Play

During mealtimes, preschoolers are not only excited to eat but also excited to share! Often times students catch up with classmates about the

toddler teachers will enjoy family style meals with children. Adults will assist in children serving themselves foods of their choice from our organic menu options using child-size serving dishes and utensils. Family style meal times encourage children to try new foods and meets every toddler’s need for independence.

Respectful and Responsive Caregiving

At Large Group Time, you may hear stories and songs as well as see shared sets of materials such as dancing scarves or fallen leaves collected during a nature walk. Social interaction enhances the speed and accuracy of learning at all ages throughout life. Our goal is to create a sense of community within our growing school family through shared active learning experiences.


Green Garden preschoolers spend lots of time outside! There’s gardens to be picked from and at some campuses chickens to be cared for. Being the big-kids on campus has its advantages since they are able to help support the care of our gardens and explore areas of our playgrounds our younger students are not able to yet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you follow Safe Sleep practices?

Yes, we follow all recommendations of safe sleep as provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

How will I know how their day went?

With the help of Brightwheel, a mobile-app, you’ll stay up-to-date on your child’s entire day.

Why Choose Green Garden?

Nutrition & Wellness

We embrace a healthy approach to childhood nutrition and wellness

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Family Focused Community

We aim to be extension of home, not a watered-down version of school

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Curious Learning Movement

We create intentional “YES” environments that foster autonomy and develop inquisitive thinkers

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Gardens & Growth

We believe nature offers never-ending opportunities for growth and learning

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Outdoor Classrooms

We build spaces outside of our buildings to continue learning throughout every moment our day

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What Parents Are Saying

My two kids have been a part of the Green Garden family for a few years now. This place is not a day care, it is more of a learning facility. Green Garden and the teachers provide a great and loving environment with lots of activities. My kids love going to school and they love the teachers. I also like the fact that the food that is provided is organic. That is important in today’s society, especially because of the use of pesticides. I also like the owner of Green Garden. I see her all the time. She is involved in the daily activities and she provides good benefits for the teachers. Better benefits for the teachers should mean more talented teachers. Overall, this is a great place and one of the better decisions my wife and I made for our children.

Doug W.

As a new mom trying to navigate Covid, I was extra cautious when it came to selecting a facility that would make us feel safe but that also felt like home. We found that in Green Garden – the staff is wonderful and engaged, communicative and kind and our son has a blast every single time he goes to school. We recently moved into the older toddler program and our only regret was having to say goodbye to Miss Nekeshia. Thank you so much to everyone at GG!

Marney B.

Dropping your infant or child off at daycare for the first time is such an emotional event. The staff at Green Garden really help to make this transition more comfortable. The teachers here are so kind and you can easily tell that they are passionate about their jobs. Both my children are excited every morning to go in. It makes those drops offs so much easier when your little one has a smile on their face and talks about their teachers at home. Additionally as a plant based family we have greatly appreciated their organic, vegetarian menu. They are also very welcoming and supportive of LGBTQ families. A truly warm, enclosing and welcoming environment.

Aleigha P.

All three of my children attended Green Garden and we couldn’t be happier with our experience there. We transferred from another local day care facility when my oldest was 2 years old, before the other kiddos were born, and it was the best decision we ever made. Green Garden staff are caring and knowledgeable. Everyone at Green Garden was attentive to our children’s medical needs, and the directors have always been quick to respond to questions, concerns and last minute schedule changes. I am impressed with how little staff turnover they have, which is unusual in the child care industry. The teachers truly became an extended family to us, and I will miss them as my youngest heads off to kindergarten. My favorite part of our experience at Green Garden has been the unique classroom setting, coupled with lots of nature and outside time! I also loved the sense of community, with “after-hours” family activities that helped build relationships with other Green Garden families. Our children learned so much and made lifelong friendships. I cannot say enough good things about Green Garden!

Christina C.

Without a shadow of a doubt, the best child care center I’ve ever encountered. They actually do put children first, they don’t just talk about it (as so many centers do as they become overly concerned with numbers and finances). It’s incredible to watch them grow – both physically and in mission to children and families – and to contribute so strongly and positively into their community. Highest recommendation possible.

Jenny P.

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