The Hartsbrook School

Early Childhood

ECboyWebOur Early Childhood programs attend to children’s unfolding capacities and awakening interests and meet their deep devotion to life with a gentle, loving environment. Young children imitate and absorb their surroundings deeply. At Hartsbrook great consideration is given to the children’s play environment, which is created to be beautiful, healthy and natural.

In addition to a nurturing space, we also offer rhythm and balance in daily and weekly schedules and opportunities for children to experience new social interactions in a safe setting. Our programs provide the foundation for developing creative thinking and sound character through activity, imitation and imaginative play.

Please visit the pages for our Early Childhood programs:

Cricket on the Hearth: Parent-Baby and Parent-Child classes that deepen our parenting capacities and nourish our children, up to age 4.

Nursery and Kindergarten: Children ages 2.9 to 6 receive rich exposure to language, culture, and social interaction through stories, songs, verses, imaginative play, and practical activities.

See Also

Rachel Kennedy, Hartsbrook Forest Kindergarten Teacher, “My Path to the Forest” (Renewal Magazine, Fall/Winter 2014)

Hartsbrook School to Launch ‘Forest Classroom’ to Integrate Play, Nature and Learning (Springfield Republican, April 16, 2014)

From the Hartsbrook Blog — Early Childhood

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at Hartsbrook
A good IDEA.  The Hartsbrook School has embarked on an exciting new inclusion, equity, and diversity initiative.  Through a collaborative process between the Family Association, Faculty Conference, Board of Trustees, staff, alumni, and other community members, the school formed a one-year Ad-Hoc Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Committee to conduct a rigorous analysis over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year…

Governance Changes ~ New Roles ~ Pedagogical Chair and Administrative Chair
Dear Parents and Members of the Hartsbrook Community, We are writing to let you know about important changes in the school’s leadership effective this September. Over the past two years, the school has been engaged in a process of strategic renewal, which resulted in the formation of the Governance Task Force mandated to examine the school’s existing structure and organizational…

Report from the Strategic Renewal Committee
  One year ago, the Board and the Conference put together a committee with a broad mandate – to shepherd a process to move The Hartsbrook School forward. The school has been in a stable place financially and while enrollment fluctuates from year to year it, too, is stable overall. Change has come over time, but a more rapid transition…

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