Early Childhood Education

Preschool (multiage) & Kindergarten offer a unique opportunity for families to support their children in a critical period of academic and social-emotional development.
Our Early Childhood program includes Multiage & Kindergarten. Both programs have two highly qualified teachers in the classroom, as well as a learning support staff.

Multiage classrooms have a mix of three through five-year-old students and offer many convenient options:
  • Half-day/full-day at 3 days a week
  • Half-day/full-day at 5 days a week 
    *half-days end at 1:00 PM after lunch

Multiage & Kindergarten offer a unique opportunity for families to support their children in a critical period of academic and social-emotional development. While developmental milestones are most often listed in a linear format, the rate and sequence that each child meets those benchmarks can be different. Multiage & Kindergarten classrooms tap into these differences and use them to enhance a child’s learning experience. Small group learning and peer groups remain flexible based on each child’s developmental path, not on their chronological age. At Orchard, our Early Childhood program leverages the benefits of a Multiage & Kindergarten environment alongside the best practices of Progressive Education. It’s that combination that creates a truly unique experience for each child and family that is part of our community.

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