Play school is exactly what its name entails: a place where children can engage in free play while learning age-appropriate social and behavioral skills. These 2 hour school sessions house children ages 2 to 5 under the supervision of usually 1 or 2 teachers. Small Tales has been fortunate enough to staff Jan Higgins of the popular Hobby Horse Play School.
Mrs. Higgins has had decades of experience operating this type of care and is an expert in nurturing and developing children in this age bracket. Her kind disposition and motherly nature leave a lasting impression; decades after they have left her care, children still remember Jan, all of her songs and sayings, and their first friends.
We hope to have this same environment instilled at Small Tales. The benefits of play school include early socialization skills, the same “experience” children will have when entering a school environment, the understanding of routine, and the exposure to age appropriate skills. Children enrolled at Small Tales can participate in just playschool, just daycare, or both!
We think that the pairing of these two services allow children to get the best of both worlds and is the perfect balance of loving and learning. Interacting with children their own age and older will allow play school students to learn vital socialization skills, allow them to be comfortable communicating with others, and give kids a chance to learn what life will be like in the years to come. Playschool will be Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.