Fremont Community School is a Waldorf-inspired non-profit preschool which serves children ages 2 1/2 through 5 and provides an outdoor, explorative nature- and play-based education program that emphasizes the emotional and physical development of children. By learning about themselves, their environment, and their social interactions, the children develop their own joy and love for learning. The school has the feeling of home including an expansive outdoor play area. Play and work come together as children garden, take care of the school’s chickens. The children collect eggs each morning and help prepare organic snacks and lunches. Kids are taught to be aware of what they are eating and where it comes from. Teachers work along-side the children building social skills and taking advantage of teachable moments. Creative expression is encouraged with art supplies, puppets, and a heap of dress-up clothes. The morning preschool of 40 children is led by two teachers and four assistants with a ratio of about 1:6.7. The afternoon care program serves up to 20 children who are cared for by three teachers.
Our mission is to cultivate curiosity, friendship, and wonder through play and exploration of the natural world in a joy-filled home away from home.
Our vision is to nurture each child's own competence by providing a healthy environment where children can collaborate, create, and care for one another.
We foster empathy and an appreciation of beauty that promotes the emergence of the whole child. Exposure to art and to nature opens our hearts.
We empower children to discover their physical selves in the outdoors, learning about the natural world and the connections to their daily life. Free play learning allows the natural capacities of the child to flourish.
We introduce children to the complexity and beauty of the world around them, instilling a sense of curiosity and wonder. Children learn about the world by actively engaging in the environment.