Multi-aged Alternative Education
Our regular program offers multi-age instruction and enrichment programs perfect for children seeking alternative education programs. Your child will experience an educational environment within a country setting where children can run, play, explore, climb, learn, nurture animals and develop socialization skills.
The White House Champions of Change Program and the White House Council on Environmental Quality has recognized our own Country Knoll as a school program devoted to conservation leadership for young learners, and has invited Country Knoll to participate in the Champions of Change program at the White House.
From the White House: “All across the country, ordinary Americans are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. As part of the Champions of Change Program, the White House will honor and celebrate local leaders across the Country that are working to get young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors.”
"As an over protective dad of a little girl, I drove our 2 1/2 year old up to CKPS one morning many years ago with concern. Our first experience with childcare was not favorable. So the daunting search for another childcare provider began. It didn’t take long to look forward to dropping her off and hearing about all the wonderful fun she had that day. CKPS is interlaced with all the memories of her growing up and this father will be forever thankful for that.
Our first experience with CKPS was getting out of the car and hearing laughter, lots of laughter. Children shrieking with delight, we walked through a gate to find multi color trees lining the stepping stones, those too were painted brilliant colors. Miss Suzie greeted us with a warm and caring smile and gave us a tour of the school. Children were swinging on swings, splashing in the water, holding and playing with a variety of small animals, reading in a quiet corner nook or “using their words” (a phrase we grew to know and love) to solve any problems that came up. We were impressed then and continue four years later to be impressed by the caring, nurturing and educational environment that is the essence of CKPS.
When our little treasures walk through these gates, rest assured they are learning, laughing and being loved in a home away from home. One day, I will figure out how to bottle the energy that Miss Suzie brings to the school, every week it seems there is some project beginning to improve the school for the children. Whether it’s a new outside eating deck, a classroom (disguised as a place to jump on a king size bean bag J ) or a tranquil pool of water to splash in the summer heat it is what makes the magic in this place happen."
"What sets Country Knoll apart from your typical preschool, is the setting! Unlike most preschools I've visited this preschool central focus is the outdoors with a choice of indoor learning. Typically preschools are programmed the other way around and outdoor learning is a special and unique experience. But not Country Knoll, it's a typical day at Country Knoll!"
Country Knoll School includes Country Knoll Preschool, Country Knoll Homeschool, and Country Knoll's new Waldorf Inspired Nature School.
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