Full Distance Learning Support
What We’re All About
Respect and Kindness are the two fundamental values I seek to model and encourage regarding others. Creativity and Integrity are the two fundamental values I seek to model and encourage regarding oneself.
Learning Through Play
Every child is an artist- Pablo Picasso
At Rivendell, art is a part of every day. During free choice times, art supplies are openly available, and there is at least one teacher-led creative activity. Art strives to be open-ended. It's the process, not the product we value at Rivendell.
Play is the highest form of research-Albert Einstein
Imaginative Play is central to the development of a preschoolers mind. It's where children explore ideas, develop friendships, and learn how to interact socially. And it's fun!
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous-Aristotle
At Rivendell, we go outside everyday, rain, wind, or snow. We observe. We collect. We explore. We rescue worms. We don't stomp on ants. We climb trees. We get messy. We take risks. And we stay safe.
Because of COVID-19, Rivendell currently offers a program to support distance learning for school age children, and has a multiage group with kids ages 3-10. I am accepting all ages right now through June, and am offering week by week camps. After Labor Day, it's back to preschool!
I support children is their school work, provide healthy snacks and lunches and provide stimulating activities. There is Outside Time every day. Parents don't have to guess and wonder what their children do all day. Each day I write a blog post summarizing the day's activities with pictures to illustrate. Rivendell is a place where children are free to explore and discover in a safe and loving environment.