Our center is housed in the former, and newly renovated, Lumberyard on 4th Street in Farmville. You'll enter the center through the large, open foyer that we use as a gathering and educational space.
Our classrooms are carefully designed to promote active learning experiences for young children. The classrooms are set up in learning areas where children can explore their interests, conduct investigations, and engage with thought-provoking materials. Documentation panels in each classroom make learning visible so that families can follow along with current learning inquiries and classroom projects. Each classroom is equipped with an observation booth, allowing families to see their children in action.
As a nod to our building’s former heritage as a Lumberyard, each of our classrooms is named for a type of tree native to the Farmville community. The Dogwood Room is home to children ages 3.5 years old to 5 years old. The Magnolia Room is home to children ages 2.5 years old to 4 years old.
In the Art Studio, our students create, explore, and express themselves through art. Children have the opportunity to visit the Art Studio daily, where they are able to freely choose from a variety of materials with which to work. Painting with watercolors, sculpting with clay, and weaving with fabric are just some of the many options that children are able to explore in the Art Studio.
In the Movement Studio, students are able to experience creative movement, music, and dance. Children can climb to the top of our fort, dance with scarves, and even practice yoga in this space.
Spending time outdoors is an important part of the educational experience. Children spend time daily in our outdoor playground space, visiting our outdoor garden, and taking walks in the neighborhood.