Rhythm at Heart in Hand
Creating a sacred space for imaginative play
Growing up takes its own sweet time. At Heart in Hand children have all the time in the world to play, make friends, cut veggies for soup, get their hands in some sourdough, jump in puddles on our neighborhood walk, and all the activities that make life sweet!
Children wholeheartedly want their Hands in Everything!
Originally from the Amish; “Hands to Work and Hearts to God”,
at Heart in Hand children get to participate with all their enthusiasm and devotion.
9 am Arrival, play in the yard and Morning Walk
10 am Snack
10:15 Playtime and Making Lunch
11:30 Puppet Play and Seasonal Circle Time
12:30 Outside Play Time
1:00 Goodbye and Start of Aftercare
1:00 Nap time
2:30 Snack and Outdoor Play
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”
— Mr Fred Rogers
Our Weekly Rhythm
Creating sweet anticipation for things to come
While most young children might not remember which day of the week they go to Heart in Hand Preschool, they do remember their sticky rice day or yoga day, and this helps them move comfortably and confidently through their week.
*Heart in Hand’s weekly rhythm changes from year to year as our community resources change. The rhythm you see here is our most current one.
Our Seasonal Rhythm
Creating memories with Heart in Hand Families
At Heart in Hand Preschool, the changing of the seasons are celebrated with speical outings for the entire family. Simple events can become lifelong traditions that can become some the adult-child’s fondest memories, memories that can become traditions for their future families. These are the anchors in a year that create the gentle rythym that moves the calendar pages along.
The Harvest Festival
At the end of every summer, Heart in Hand families gather at a local apple orchard to get to know each other a little better or reunite from the previous year. They pick apples and have a picnic gathering to kick off the school year.
The Lantern Walk
Every fall, Heart in Hand families gather in a nearby park to welcome the darkness of the season to come in the warmth of lantern light, hot cider, and freshly roasted chestnuts.
The May Day Festival
Every Spring, Heart in Hand families gather in another park to celebrate the bright colors and beautiful smells of spring. Children sing and dance together around the May Pole, while parents and family sing and dance around the children. Families share favorite dishes at a picnic for all. The end of the year is near.