Miles of Smiles Nature Junior Kindergarten for ages 30 mos to age five, is a unique nature based group child care program, established since 2013, that brings the preschool learning outdoors where nature is the third teacher.
We are having our annual Open House! Sunday June 11th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at 2340 Sunriver Way. (Please see the full poster below for details.)
We invite you to Come and See Why Learning in Nature Rocks!
We have both full time and part time spaces left in our September 2017 class for 30mos to age 5 program! As well an upcoming full time spot in our Tiny Seeds Infant & Toddler Program ages 0-36mos!
We hope to see you at our Open House! We are offering the opportunity to register for programs during the Open House!
We also offer private tours, please go to Schedulicity.com to book your private appointment!
Have your child become a nature detective today!
About Miles of Smiles Nature Junior Kindergarten
Miles of Smiles Nature Junior Kindergarten brings the preschool learning outdoors where nature is the third teacher!
Reggio Emilia based philosophy allows for child led learning – where children get a say in what they learn about resulting in children being more invested in the process and learning more deeply and connecting deeply with each other, with nature and the community as a whole.
We offer a full day program 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with optional morning care 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and afternoon care 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. With both full time Monday to Friday, and part-time options three days Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and two days Tuesday/Wednesday.
We feel a six hour program allows for children as well as the educators, to get the chance to revisit ideas and questions and have a more profound mutual learning experience.
Our educators produce Individual and group pedagogical learning stories to document the wonderful daily connections being made. We offer a number of enriching classes to the students. Music classes with an instructor from Victoria Conservatory of Music, Zumba Kids Junior, Sport Ball, Martial Tots and many more!
We also offer a Tiny Seeds Infant & Toddler program for ages 0-36 months. Also a nature based group child care program that allows the youngest to explore the world around them. Through many sensory based activities as well as being outside daily the group gains many important social benefits.
With qualified Infant Toddler Educators we give primary care giving allowing a deeper connection between child and educator. Educators also produce group pedagogical documentations of the fun days and activities the group have together. Music classes with an instructor from Victoria Conservatory of Music, are also offered to the children in the Tiny Seeds program.
Our fabulous facility is a beautiful purpose built building nestled with nature right at the doorstep in Sunriver Estates. The vaulted and cathedral ceilings are welcoming to children and educators. Designed for children the building has child size bathroom facilities, as well as filtration system, that constantly circulates and cleans the air.