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NEST PROGRAM | GRADUAL SEPARATION PROGRAM
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THE PLAY LAB

The Play Lab Nest is a program that gives you and your little one a first school experience!

Pre-separation program encourages independence while children learn to socialize, discover and play.

Parents or caregivers are required to stay with the child, separation and independence is gained gradually.

 

The Play Lab Nest has been created by the owner of The Play Lab Magda Lahliti,

founder of French for Little Ones and creator of various curriculums for preschools and after school programs.

Nest's curriculum is inspired by Montessori and Waldorf educational modalities.

12-WEEK SEMESTER OPTION
January 9, 2024 - March 28, 2024

We are offering two program options:

  • For children 18-24 months, 90 min session, meets on Wednesdays.

  • For children ages 2-2.5 years old, 120 min session, meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Separation

Our program is a great preparation step before the first pre-school experience. We meet each child where they are and in a gentle process, as smooth and easy as possible, we support you and your little one to be ready to separate.

 

Independence

We help your little one build independence and confidence through a unique and thoughtfully tailored set of tools that include learning through play, discovery & creative play, rotating activities and structured routine.

 

Curriculum

Built around children's curiosity. Our curriculum gives the children space for exploration, discovery, creativity, meaningful experiences and it is tailored to the needs of every single class session.

 

Structure and Routine

An important factor of our program is routine and structure of every session that creates a safe environment for little ones and their caregivers. It is not only routine in the class but also structured and consistent communication with parents and caregivers.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Each day session is 90 or 120 minutes long.

Welcome : children and caregivers are welcomed to the space, encouraged to join through engaging toys and play.

Circle Time : the teacher presents the theme of the class session, including story time, toys and engaging activity.

 

Art & Sensory Play : main activity of the day using different artistic tools and including sensory play.

 

Snack Time : a little break allowing to socialize and practice manners.

 

Play Time : free play in the playspace to free little minds and awake creativity & pretend-based play.

 

Gross Motor Skills Activity : an important part of each session is teaching children to perform every day functions such as walking and running, playground and sporting skills.

 

Dance & Bubbles : each day session ends with songs, dance and bubbles.

MEET NEST TEACHERS

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Seedlings

12-week semester session.

Each session 90 min long.

Meets on Wednesdays, 9 am-10:30 am.

Program led by Magda Lahliti, the owner of The Play Lab.

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Nestlings

12-week semester session.

Each session 120 min long.

Meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays,

9 am-11am.

Program led by toddler art teacher.

Rules & Policies

  • Registration is required to secure your child's spot in the program.

  • Commitment to the full semester is required.

  • Payment in full or in an installment plan.

  • Installment plan doesn't entitle you to cancel the program while the semester is in session.

  • No need to be potty trained.

  • Parent or caregiver participation required (parents or caregivers can stay and work in the cafeteria area).

  • No make-ups.

  • Parents must agree to The Play Lab's general policies.

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