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Brianna, Newburyport

“We cannot say enough wonderful things about the warm and enriching environment of Our Secret Garden. Our children have been a part of the preschool program for 3 years, Our Secret Garden has helped them develop a sense of self, a love for nature, and open their mind to the world of learning. We are so grateful for the kindness and dedication of the teachers and director, Jenn. They are wonderful with communication and very responsive during a school day. They have created a fun, safe learning environment for children to grow and play. Not to mention, hosting wonderful holiday events! We are so pleased our children go to preschool at OSG!”

Pam, Newbury

"Our girls have flourished at secret garden and they are always so excited to go to school. OSG provides such a fun and nurturing learning environment and we couldn't be happier with our experience."
Leah, Newburyport
 "Our Secret Garden has been a loving, nurturing, second "home" for our children for the past two years.  Our son has forged new friendships and learned so many wonderful skills... while enjoying every second of the wonderful outdoor experience that OSG brings.  Now our daughter attends the school, too!  We can't say enough about the warmth, kindness, and devotion to our children that we feel from the teachers." 

Sarah, Byfield

"Two of my children have attended Our Secret Garden and I really cannot say enough about the program. My youngest is there now and he has truly blossomed in his speech, pretend play and socializing. What I like best is there is such a good mix of "old school" games and outdoor nature based learning. The staff really do care about every child as if we were family."

Our Philosophy

Our Secret Garden Indoor/Outdoor Preschool (OSG) is a nature-based center aimed at nurturing children of all abilities to care for themselves, each other, and the earth in a quality educational program that kindles children's natural sense of wonder and intellectual curiosity.

 

Experiencing nature hands-on and then taking that experience into the classroom sparks learning at the highest level of each individual child's potential. OSG is committed to environmental stewardship believing that every child has incalculable worth and can make a positive difference in the community and in the world.

Our Goals and Objectives

Sowing Seeds of Integrity
Nurturing natural sense of wonder and curiosity
Fostering Compassion
Affirming children's 
natural tolerance of individuality
Creating rich learning experiences through group play, individual attention, developmentally appropriate curriculum and nature
Loving attentive care for children in a stimulating healthy environment

Indoor and Outdoor Gardens

OSG is committed to providing opportunities for children to experience nature hands-on, through activities in our outdoor organic garden, indoor planting areas, aquaria, and around the community.

Our Program

Our Secret Garden provides both half and full day programs.

Half Days run from 8:30-12:00, with an option until 1:00 (for lunch time).

Full Days run from 8:30-3:30 Tuesday through Thursday with some extended hours available, Monday and Friday 8:30-1:00.

Days

Half

8:30a - 12P

with option until 1p (for lunch)

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Days

Full

8:30a - 3:30p

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Chickadees

Cardinals

2.5 years to 4 years

4 years to 5 years

A Day In Our Secret Garden

After arrivals, a typical day involves children's free-choice time, including a self-serve snack, as well as opportunities in art exploration, writing/drawing, cooking, dramatic play, math, science, music and movement, sensory activities, and outdoor exploration.

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