Learning Through Play


Children Learn Best Through Play

We believe that, and research supports it.

How We Play

At All Saints School, children learn through playful exploration facilitated by passionate, caring teachers. Our curriculum is child-centered with open classrooms that provide choice and autonomy. We value outdoor play both on our playground and in our Outdoor Classroom, which provide children opportunities for social and motor development as well as sensory exploration with sand, water, mud, bubbles, shaving cream and more!

Our objective is for children to LOVE learning and the process of acquiring new information. We want children to see themselves as lifelong learners and to be passionate about asking questions and finding answers. Our teachers create a culture of inquiry by encouraging children to take risks, ask questions, and feel confident creating new ideas and objects.

Each child is unique with their own special gifts, deficits, interests, and passions. Our experienced staff sets goals for individual children and provides learning activities that harness their interests according to best developmentally-appropriate practices.

  • Cooking in a mud kitchen to use imagination and experience changes in matter
  • Using ramps and tubes to develop tracking and explore gravity
  • Caring for a class pet to foster empathy, respect and responsibility
  • Cleaning the classroom tables to show pride in our belongings and build independence
  • Digging the seeds out of an accidentally-dropped pumpkin to discover what's inside and learn that everyone makes mistakes
  • Adding more glue or paint to see what will happen to the texture
  • Practicing an alphabet yoga pose at circle time to reinforce literacy skills while strengthening the core
  • Singing a song using friends' names to practice rhyming and build community
  • Making labels and signs for a block creation to practice pre-writing and strengthen fine motor skills
  • Graphing the number of people in each friend's family to make numerical comparisons and celebrate our similarities and differences

Faith Formation & Alleluia Chapel

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me." Matthew 19:14

We incorporate spirituality into the lives of our children by the way we nurture them. Developing trust and confidence and consistently meeting a child's needs in a loving fashion are the beginning of building their faith in God. 

We make prayer an important part of each day in every classroom. Christian values and principles, as well as stories from the Bible are incorporated in our day-to-day in various ways. On Wednesdays, Older Twos, Threes, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes attend Alleluia Chapel where they are lead in song by Ms. Jennifer, participate as acolytes (Pre-K and Kindergarteners), and learn stories from the Bible taught by Father Russell. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend Alleluia Chapel with their Little Saint(s)!