The Rookies class (2-3 year olds) meets Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30am. Children are encouraged to be toilet trained but do not need to be.

For the Rookies, this preschool class offers a safe, playful space to have a first experience of preschool. Meeting friends their own age in an environment setup and geared towards their appropriate developmental level of play, growth and engagement. A consistent class structure introduces the beginnings of transitions in a class setting in an easy supportive way. The class structure includes: Motor Play, Circle Time,  Snack, a coop required hour of uninterrupted free choice play which includes art, sensory, science exploration, home living drama play, dramatic storytelling and much more, and outdoor play, weather permitting. Social and emotional support are offered by the teacher and the parent teacher(s) in the room as the students discover their own rhythms and connections in the classroom. In alignment with Indiana’s Early Learning Foundations the teacher provides meaningful activities, projects, hands-on experiences and invites students to engage in all identified subjects, including: language literacy, counting, geography, creative arts, science, building and more. The teacher observes the children and asks questions to support a deeper understanding through exploration and play. As the year progresses the student’s learning and relationships develop into friendships and a trusted learning community.

Meghan Sissom teaches the Rookies class. Click here to learn about our teachers.