The Country Day School is located on four beautiful wooded acres that provide a stimulating and enriching learning environment for young children. The school's two historical classroom buildings with unique classrooms and nine playgrounds provide the perfect locations for learning both inside and outside of the classroom.
The main building is named after the school's founder, Dorothy McCormick, and is home to six classrooms, a science room, an art studio, a library, and several porches that are used as outdoor classrooms during good weather. The Cottage building, located behind the main building, houses six additional classrooms, a multi-purpose room, kitchen, and faculty work area. During the summer camp program the children have the opportunity to learn how to swim in the heated pool designed specifically as a training pool for young children.
Highlights of The Country Day School grounds are the many playgrounds named for their trees or other significant natural features. Each play area provides different physical challenges for young children and the children's outside time is scheduled so they may experience all the playgrounds on a rotating basis. In addition the school's movement program is held outdoors on the various playgrounds whenever possible.
The outdoor areas of the school are also used to enhance the school's science curriculum offered both in the classroom and in the Nature Room by the science teacher. Using the grounds, the children learn about different animals and their habitats, birds, and insects and grow their own vegetables and plants in the school garden. The children particularly enjoy the nature trail known as the “North Woods” where they observe the life cycles of various plants and the ecological changes to the forest.
The National Wildlife Federation has labeled the school's grounds as a “Certified School Yard Habitat,” a perfect place for young children to experience nature on a daily basis.
has NAEYC accreditation.
National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC established a national, voluntary accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood education programs and to help families identify high-quality programs. The NAEYC Accreditation Criteria address all aspects of an early childhood program, including interactions among teachers and children, curriculum, interactions among teachers and families, administration, staff qualifications and professional development, staffing patterns, physical environment, health and safety, nutrition and food service, and program evaluation.
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