Hillside Playschool

Director: Kara Grover

Max Enrollment: 14 Children

HP2022We love teaching children at Hillside Playschool and treasure their curiosity, imagination, hugs, and laughter.

Hillside Playschool is a play-based, outdoor program that emphasizes learning through active engagement with the environment. With an emergent curriculum, children follow their interests and learn at their own pace with short and long term activities.

Our outdoor classroom has areas to explore using all five senses. We have areas to paint, work on process art, use sand, water and mud, make music, build with various loose parts, tend to our garden boxes, work on cooking projects, read books, dance, run, climb and balance, discover bugs and birds visiting our garden, talk with friends, build tents, learn simple kid friendly yoga, laugh and sing!

Through play, these various areas give children the opportunity to flex their early math/problem solving, literacy and critical thinking skills! We strive to support self-confidence and independence while encouraging empathy and positive social skills. We emphasize kindness in respect of each other and the world around us.

Being outside in the fresh air helps promote healthy bodies and minds. We take lots of neighborhood walks — including weekly creek exploring — in Piedmont Park.

Hillside Playschool meets outside in our garden classroom, rain or shine. We have the option of moving the program to our inside second floor classroom if the weather is too extreme (i.e. unhealthy air quality, heavy rain, thunderstorms, etc.).

Hillside Playschool Monthly Tuition:
R $1058| NR $1088

801 Magnolia East Wing Classroom, 801 Magnolia Avenue
Monday–Thursday from 9:00 am–1:00 pm