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Kindergarten and 1st Grade

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Learning Through Playful Inquiry

We believe learning through playful inquiry is the foundation for intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth. Play-based learning allows children to engage their minds, organize their thoughts, and store information using all of their senses.

Teachers capitalize on the curiosity and enthusiasm of our young learners. Our program encourages students to learn best by doing. Students receive the skills, tools, materials, and attention they need to experience, explore, and experiment with their surroundings. Teachers assist them in planning, organizing, and discussing observations of the world around them. Kindergarten and 1st grade students learn how to think deeply, ask questions, and listen to ideas.


  • Multi-aged classrooms using co-teaching models focused on young learners
  • Small group instruction
  • 16:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Three classrooms with one teacher in each room
  • Balanced program blending academic standards, Forest School-inspired curriculum
  • Indoor and outdoor learning environments
  • Hot and cold lunch menu selections
  • Access to additional learning areas including art, music, physical education., Spanish, and library
  • Flexible seating and learning environments
  • Fall and spring semester after-school clubs
  • After-school athletic opportunities
  • Private music lesson opportunities
  • Extended Time Care (ETC) is available 7:30-8 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.

Meet the K/1 Team:

Kathryn Weinberg

Kathryn Weinberg

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teacher
419-381-1313 ext. 243