Morning Song School

For 27 years, Morning Song, a state licensed preschool, has provided a loving, inspiring and supportive place for children to thrive, learn and develop. We offer an environment which cultivates and delights the young child’s creativity and imagination and provides a joyful and rich experience. Our program is warm and nurturing, creating magical childhood memories. We offer a lovely Waldorf inspired and Reggio Emilia based program for young children. These philosophies resonate and intertwine beautifully together. 

It is our goal to foster each child’s lifelong love of learning, to encourage curiosity in all that he or she encounters, to inspire reverence for others and for the natural world and to foster each child’s seeds of greatness.

Our program size is perfect for the young child’s social/emotional development, allowing children to explore and practice the skills required to build relationships and learning to recognize social cues. Our size also offers us the ability to recognize each child’s needs and be present and available to help each child feel safe, comfortable, secure and loved while they learn and grow.

We provide an environment which is play-based, relationship-based and nature-based. This not only serves the developmental needs of our young student, but offers a true place where they can comfortably be themselves and feel truly connected to all within their environment as they grow, without feeling hurried, pressured or made to participate in a way in which they are not yet sure about. If a child is apprehensive or hesitant, we always have a warm and welcoming hand and heart reached out to invite them in to gently experiment with all things we are offering. This ongoing invitation comes from a place of warmth and love and each child feels this. Most children, however, are so excited about everything we are doing throughout the days that they enthusiastically jump in without a second thought and always have a fulfilling experience.

Play is the highest form of research.

   –Albert Einstein

The Rights of the Child

  • Every child deserves to be seen and heard as a valued individual as well as an important community member. 
  • Each child’s ideas and thoughts are as important as our own; honoring this creates a dynamic relationship between each child and ourselves and inspires a love of learning.
  • Children need and thrive from meaningful, hands-on learning, not the rigor of rote.
  • Fostering the creative faculties in children is one of our most important tasks today; this becomes a gift that will be essential in all life circumstances in an increasingly difficult world.
  • Trusting children and providing them the time and space they need to thrive is one of the most powerful gifts we can give them.

Morning Song Preschool honors the rights of the young child.

  • It is important that as teachers, caregivers and parents, we protect the wonder and magic of childhood and in doing so, we say no to academic pushdowns which rob our children of this natural and essential experience that belongs innately to each of our children.
  • A fundamental need for health and well-being is to ensure each child is given daily time outdoors and in nature to move, explore and to play.
  • Each child deserves the opportunity to create a relationship with nature. This cultivates wonder and curiosity as well as a reverence for all life.
  • Providing children with open-ended, child-initiated play paves the way for higher thinking order. It is the foundation necessary that precedes intellectual development.

The Rights of the Child

Morning Song Preschool honors the rights of the young child

  • Every child deserves to be seen and heard as a valued individual as well as an important community member. 
  • Each child’s ideas and thoughts are as important as our own; honoring this creates a dynamic relationship between each child and ourselves and inspires a love of learning.
  • Children need and thrive from meaningful, hands-on learning, not the rigor of rote.
  • Fostering the creative faculties in children is one of our most important tasks today; this becomes a gift that will be essential in all life circumstances in an increasingly difficult world.
  • Trusting children and providing them the time and space they need to thrive is one of the most powerful gifts we can give them.
  • It is important that as teachers, caregivers and parents, we protect the wonder and magic of childhood and in doing so, we say no to academic pushdowns which rob our children of this natural and essential experience that belongs innately to each of our children.
  • A fundamental need for health and well-being is to ensure each child is given daily time outdoors and in nature to move, explore and to play.
  • Each child deserves the opportunity to create a relationship with nature. This cultivates wonder and curiosity as well as a reverence for all life.
  • Providing children with open-ended, child-initiated play paves the way for higher thinking order. It is the foundation necessary that precedes intellectual development.

The Rights of the Child

 Morning Song Preschool honors the rights of the young child

  • Every child deserves to be seen and heard as a valued individual as well as an important community member. 
  • Each child’s ideas and thoughts are as important as our own; honoring this creates a dynamic relationship between each child and ourselves and inspires a love of learning.
  • Children need and thrive from meaningful, hands-on learning, not the rigor of rote.
  • Fostering the creative faculties in children is one of our most important tasks today; this becomes a gift that will be essential in all life circumstances in an increasingly difficult world.
  • Trusting children and providing them the time and space they need to thrive is one of the most powerful gifts we can give them.
  • It is important that as teachers, caregivers and parents, we protect the wonder and magic of childhood and in doing so, we say no to academic pushdowns which rob our children of this natural and essential experience that belongs innately to each of our children.
  • A fundamental need for health and well-being is to ensure each child is given daily time outdoors and in nature to move, explore and to play.
  • Each child deserves the opportunity to create a relationship with nature. This cultivates wonder and curiosity as well as a reverence for all life.
  • Providing children with open-ended, child-initiated play paves the way for higher thinking order. It is the foundation necessary that precedes intellectual development.