We are pleased to announce that Frog Song Montessori Preschool will open September 2015! Frog Song joins Dharma School and Mandala on the Mountain summer camp as a new Dharma Garden program. Preschool development team members Shin’yu Vitells and Ko’in Newsom have worked to make this longtime vision of abbot Gyokuko Carlson and others a reality.
Frog Song will be located in the new portable building (Uji) on the Siskiyou property, allowing us to use the land as an outdoor classroom for nature study and exploration, gardening and outdoor activities.
The Montessori model’s emphasis on mindfulness, respect, kindness and care for the environment make it a perfect fit for a Dharma Rain preschool. Frog Song will be based on these values, but won’t be specifically Buddhist in content. Enrollment is open to Buddhist and non-Buddhist families.
Frog Song will be for children ages 3-5 and run Monday-Friday from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Please join us at our first Open House on April 13 from 9:30-11:30am.
For more information visit the web site or contact Shin’yu Vitells [frogsongpreschool at gmail.com or 503-475-9257].