Children's STEM Garden, LLC, Forest Preschool | Kids Out and About Rochester

Children's STEM Garden, LLC, Forest Preschool

Lazy Trail Village Green East
Penfield , NY , 14526
Phone: (585) 362-3822
43° 8' 15.6948" N, 77° 26' 54.4164" W
Contact name: 
Marne Parmelee, MS Ed ECE; NY Licensed Teacher N-6
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The mission of Children’s STEM Garden, LLC, is to immerse children ages 3-5 in a safe, Nature Play environment, where they can actively explore, imagine, create, & thrive through active, hands-on, holistic, child-led play & learning outdoors in nature every day. The natural spaces & small, Multi-Age group engage children in problem-solving & cooperative interactions, nurturing your child’s Curiosities, Senses, & Skills. Following all DOH Pandemic Health Protocols.

Active, hands-on, outdoor explorations are a key foundation for the program, and include gardening, sustainability, native plants & wildlife. We will spend as much time as possible outside in our large natural Playscape featuring a large Sand Pit, Muddy Kitchen with Camp "Fire" cooking, Rock & Gem Box, Jungle Area, Pour Station, Crate Construction, & Loose Parts including logs, water, & wood blocks of every size!

Early learning of Literacy (stories, phonics, writing, sight words), Math, Science, Engineering, Arts, Social Citizenship, & Kids Curiosities are integrated in developmentally appropriate, holistic explorations, guided by children's inquiries about our world.  We use our senses & whole bodies to learn through active, hands-on experiences.  Aligned with NY Learning Standards.  This program does not replace school district kindergarten.  Provider will not supervise Zoom meetings or learning tasks assigned by other teachers. 

*My name is Marne Parmelee, & I am a NYS Licensed Teacher (N-6), with an MS Ed. in Early Childhood Education. I'm a Mom, & Early Childhood Educator, with 25 Years FT + 4 Years PT Experience teaching PreK, Kindergarten, & 1st Grade; 23 years full time in local public schools. The Children’s STEM Garden, LLC, is a NY registered facility located on a quiet street in Village Green East, Penfield.

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Beginning Fall, 2020: KINDERGARTEN Outdoor School. Active, Hands-on, Nature-Based Explorations & Projects. Inquiry-led focus integrates Literacy, Numeracy, STEM, Cooperative Problem Solving, Culture, Arts, & Nature Awareness. NY licensed teacher.


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Children's STEM Garden,Ages 3-5 in Penfield

Children’s STEM Garden, LLC, Forest Preschool is an outdoor nature play program for ages 3-5.   We spend most days fully outside in all seasons & weather.  Our space features a huge sand pit, mud kitchen, water runs, rock & gem box, & loose parts play.  We take frequent Walking Field Trips through neighborhood green spaces & along wooded trails up to Harris Whalen Park.  Located in Penfield, we enroll kids for both half & full days.   We comply with NY OCFS regulations & DOH/CDC protocols.

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