preschool

A funny thing hap­pens when wee ones become less. ..wee:  mean­ings of school begin to form, views of who they are as a learner develop, and they come to expect great things to hap­pen.   In the Reggio-inspired class­rooms of Rain­tree, the foun­da­tions laid in the Nurs­ery Col­lab­o­ra­tive give rise to remark­able thinks and fan­tas­tic deeds.

 

Ever since chil­dren have begun to leave tod­dler­hood for big-kidness, the preschool class at Rain­tree have set the stage of inno­v­a­tive learn­ing while build­ing the cre­ative capac­ity of every child.  Col­lab­o­ra­tive, long-term projects of the children’s devis­ing pro­duces stu­dents who can think crit­i­cally and cre­atively, com­mu­ni­cate effec­tively, col­lab­o­rate, and per­se­vere in the face of obsta­cles and aca­d­e­mic challenges.

 

Dur­ing this year of a child’s Rain­tree expe­ri­ence, young chil­dren will encounter sewing hand­crafts, a class­room econ­omy that intro­duces basic arith­metic, sci­ence in the gar­den, and the writ­ing of their first fic­tional sto­ries. Cre­ativ­ity, inde­pen­dence, and crit­i­cal think­ing are habits.  Those healthy habits are sparked to life here.

 

Half-day and full-time atten­dance options avail­able for chil­dren aged 3 by August 1st.

a place where children are engaged in civic mindfulness; where young citizens share a sense of common good, intellectual courage and a love for all things wild.

2100 South Mason Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63131

​tel. 314.858.1033

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