“The child has a hundred languages, a hundred hands, a hundred thoughts, a hundred ways of thinking, of playing, of speaking… and a hundred, hundred more.”

– Loris Malaguzzi

our school community

We are a Reggio-Emilia inspired preschool & kindergarten for children 15 months through 6+ years. We also offer Discovery Classes, Play Groups, and Parent Groups for families in the community.

In our preschool we learn through play and hands-on exploration Multi-age groupings, small class sizes, and low student-teacher ratios create an inspiring learning environment for all preschoolers. Our degreed teachers are facilitators and guides within the classroom, offering support, new challenges, comfort, and ideas.

Please contact our Program Director, Jen Rita, if you have additional questions or you'd like to visit. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our community of life long learners and out-of-the-box thinkers!

we believe

We believe in the voices of children! Children are the primary constructors of their own knowledge and their ideas and passions are the most prominent voices in establishing classroom

We believe in living harmoniously with nature. We participate in ways to preserve our environment such as recycling, composting, and gardening.
We believe that children have more than 100 ways to communicate and express themselves and we celebrate all of them.
We believe children are valuable citizens promoting peace in our community. With friends, we practice teamwork.
We believe in rich, meaningful, and purposeful curriculum experiences to support children’s inquiry and learning.
We believe in the environment as the third teacher. We thoughtfully design our classrooms with natural, solid, and open-ended materials as props to inspire and guide learning.
Our thoughtful environment supports children as natural scientists, mathematicians, architects, artists, writers, and more, and invites them to learn through discovery, exploration and play!


OPEN HOUSE *First Satuday in January 9-11am!

Nature Playgroup (Fridays 10am)


our mission:

Parker River Community Preschool is a learning community of children, families, and teachers who listen to and respect children’s thinking, creativity, and ways of learning! Our mission is to partner with parents to support children’s growth during their toddler and preschool years with specific attention to young children’s journeys to develop the following:
A sense of belonging and well-being within a community.
An ability to communicate effectively and confidently in many ways.
An enthusiasm for persisting at challenging
problems or tasks.

Our Reggio Emilia Inspired Classrooms