Morning Garden

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I am confident that the education they have received will make them individuals who can and will take the time to think for themselves and inspire and lead others.
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Morning Garden

A Parent & Child Playgroup

Join us for indoor and outdoor play, seasonal crafts, and a healthy snack. Our playgroups offer parents and caregivers support and information on child development and parenting. These classes provide a gentle structure within which young children can play and interact with the security of a parent nearby.

For the 2018/2019 school year, we are offering a Forest Playgroup on Mondays and an Indoor Playgroup on Fridays. The sessions run for 5 weeks from 9:00am-11:00am at our Albany, NH campus and are for ages 3 months to 4 years. The cost is $75 per family.

To register, download the Morning Garden Application.

Monday Forest Playgroup Sessions

  • October 1 - November 5 (no class 10/8)
  • January 7 - February 11 (no class 1/21)
  • March 4 - April 8 (no class 3/25)
  • April 29 - June 3 (no class 5/27)

Friday Indoor Playgroup Sessions

  • October 5 - November 9 (no class 10/26)
  • January 11 - February 15 (no class 2/8)
  • March 1 - April 5 (no class 3/22)
  • May 3 - May 31

Rhythm of the Morning

Our mornings together will begin at 9:00am with children playing freely in the classroom while the adults are engaged with snack preparation or a simple craft project (all snacks and craft materials will be provided). Often the children will wish to help with these activities. Later we will clean up, set the table, and then have a circle time during which we’ll learn some seasonal songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and simple games. We will then wash hands, sit down at our table and say a blessing thanking the earth for our food. Then we share a snack together, which usually consists of organic whole grains, fruits and vegetables. After we’ve cleaned up the snack table we will have a short story or puppet play before singing our goodbye song. We will end our day outside on the playground.