Registration for 2016-2017 is now open!
Helping children learn and grow in a safe and stimulating environment since 1975. Nurturing the exciting idea that growing and learning through first-hand experience in an environment that is naturally rich and varied is fundamental at Canterbury Creek Farm School. In the outdoors children develop a broader awareness, greater curiosity, and a growing sense of wonder regarding their world, their own selves, and their friends. We have 11 acres of vast learning experiences. Even with a variety of unique learning programs, our philosophy remains consistent - to help children love and respect our world.
It has been a pleasure and a privilege to send both of our children to Canterbury Creek Farm Preschool. At first we were attracted to the combination of outdoor and indoor discovery but it is so much more. The teachers are wonderful; warm, patient, creative, and knowledgeable. The curriculum is varied and never repeats over the course of two years. The unique setting is such an asset too. My kids love having the chance to get up close and learn about all of the animals (and also to ride Tallulah the horse), take walks through the woods throughout the seasons, and play games in the meadow. School is never a chore here - there is excitement, curiosity and deep love attached to it. The preschool has fostered our children's love of nature, and modeled respect and kindness to classmates and animals alike. We are thrilled that Farm School will live on in its new location and can spark a love of learning for many for years to come.
Yes, I am one of the grandmothers who "attends" Canterbury Creek Farm School each day. We pick up our precious grandchildren and chat briefly with the teacher who safely brings our boy or girl to the awaiting cars. The best part is hearing my grandson excitedly tell me all about what happened at school that day. He adores the staff and the nature/environmental part of the program. He was so excited the first time he fed the chickens and rode the horse. He loves science and art too and proudly shows the work he brings home. And, he talks about the story and other daily happenings. And his friends. He continues his friendships with the Cantebury children he met when he was 3 and he already has summer plans with the boys and girls he met this year and last. He has loved preschool at Canterbury and we salute the wonderful owners and staff who have contributed to his growth and development. They are fabulous! Three generations of our family, in one capacity or another, have LOVED Canterbury Creek Farm School!
My daughter has been a student at Canterbury Creek Farm Preschool for two years. The focus on animals at the school provides the children a unique learning experience. They learn compassion for animals, the environment, and each other. This is modeled very well through all the staff members and activities at the school. My daughter has grown into a very independent child during her time at the school. They find new ways to challenge her, while maintaining a fun and playful atmosphere. This school has been a wonderful experience for our entire family.