Silver Bell Nursery is a nature-based enrichment program for children ranging from 2 ½ to 5 years of age (potty training not required). We offer three day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) or five consecutive days for each child.
Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:45am to 12:45pm.
Our Daily Rhythm
8:30 – 8:45am – Children arrive
9am – 9:15am – Daily activity (painting, crafts, drawing)
9:15am – 10:15am – Unstructured free play
10:15am -10:30am – Circle (seasonal songs and poems) and story time (puppet show)
10:30am – 11am – Snack time (Monday and Thursdays are bread and honey-butter day, Tuesday and Friday is rice day, Wednesday is muffin day) followed by cheese and apple.
11am – 11:50am –Toilet, hand washing and hike to lunch spot
11:50am to 12:15pm – Lunch
12:15am – 12:45pm – Farewell circle and hike to pick up
Wednesdays is our big hike day and is less structured then the other days, this gives the children more time to play and explore their surroundings. Snack on hiking days are freshly made homemade muffins followed by cheese and dried fruit and nuts.
On Monday and Thursday bread rolls are made fresh that morning and on Tuesday and Friday rice is cooked that morning and served warm at snack time.