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Early Learners Program

Open House on March 24th, 2024, from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

*Registration begins February 27th. for Fall 2024 enrollment. Visit sales.westchestergov.com to register*

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • 3.5 to 5 years of age

OUR MISSION

The Early Learners Program at Muscoot Farm empowers each child to discover the world around them, appreciate the interconnectedness of all living things, and develop a strong sense of self. Through a team of passionate educators, we aim to create a community where diversity is supported and each child is celebrated. By prioritizing nature-based experiences and play, our goal is to cultivate inquisitive minds, kind hearts, and confident spirits. We hope our program will lead students on a journey of growth, exploration, and skill building that will serve them well beyond their preschool years.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

  • We believe children learn best through play and exploration. Fresh air and access to the outdoors is an important component in developing curious minds, strong bodies, and a lifelong passion for nature.
     
  • We believe in providing an environment where students feel safe, confident, included, important, and comfortable. Our low class size of two teachers for ten students allows for more one-on-one attention when needed and encourages students to build relationships with others while building important social skills necessary for kindergarten.
     
  • We believe all children are unique and learn in different ways. Our teachers utilize both structured activities and free play, indoor and outdoor spaces, and lessons that include art, music, baking, gardening, nature, farming, math, science, and more to provide a wide variety of learning moments each day. 

SAMPLE ELP MORNING

9:00 AM  - 9:30 AM

  • Arrival/morning activity
  • Circle Time: Morning Song/circle stretch/check-in/theme of the day

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Story Time/Snack Time 
  • As children finish eating, child led/instructor guided free play

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Visit with an animal/lesson

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Pick-up

  • Wrap-up/end of day game (for example, chicken egg roll or chicken egg/spoon race)

WHAT TO SEND WITH YOUR CHILD

  • Please send a healthy snack and a reusable water bottle with your child every day.
     
  • We will be outside a majority of our morning so appropriate clothing and footwear is a must. Clothing may include a warm coat, rain jacket, gloves, hat, long pants (every day), layers if needed, comfortable socks and boots. Our motto is the dirtier the better so you may want to bring an extra change of clothes and shoes at pick up.
     
  • Due to the exploration factor of this program, please make sure your child has a comfortable backpack to carry his/her lunch and water bottle.
     
  • A more detailed list and suggested clothing items will be provided before the start of the program.

REGISTRATION AND TUITION

Registration begins February 27th, 2024. Each session is eight weeks long for a total of twenty-two classes:

  • Session 1: September 4 - October 25, 2024 for a cost of $1,100  *no class Oct. 14
  • Session 2: October 28 - December 20, 2024 for a cost of $1,100   *no class Nov. 11, 29

For questions related to the program please reach out to the director, Mindy Quintero, at mqs5@westchestercountyny.gov or (914) 864-7283.

Little Explorers

Looking for something to do with your 3-5 year old? Bring them to the farm for a fun morning of stories, crafts, animal and nature activities, and more! Pre-registration required with one ticket per child and caregiver.

Click here to register for one of our upcoming sessions!

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