St. Thomas Early Learning Center

The outdoor classroom at St. Thomas Early Learning Center is the cornerstone of our program. The shade provides the opportunity for ample free play and exploration year-round. During the school year, the outside space is used as part of class curriculum.

Time is spent observing animals and plants as part of the science curriculum. Social development is fostered in the sandbox with friends and dramatic themes are played out on the outside stage. Gross motor skills are grown by running up and down the hills or playing in the open spaces.

Our outdoor classroom is the most vital part of our school (besides our wonderful educators) and continuing to maintain and develop the space is of primary importance to us. We are hopeful that our program allows parents and children to slow down and enjoy being outside together.