The Heart and Hands curriculum is a play based, non-academic approach to developing skills needed for a firm foundation in later academic and social success. The children develop feelings of security, accomplishment, and self-esteem while living the daily and weekly rhythms that are woven into the cycle of the year. Weekly we enjoy arts and craft, coloring, baking, gardening, and household tasks. Daily we sing, move, do art, tell stories, and play. Throughout the year we gather to celebrate life as a community. Nutritious vegetarian meals and snacks are served thoughout the day. The children love to pick fresh veggies from our family-maintained garden The full day program is from 7:45 to 5:30. The part time program is from 7:45 to 5:30. Children may attend from two to five days a week. Parents are encouraged to bring and share their skills and passions.
For over two decades Petaluma’s west side has been home to Heart and Hands. Year round we provide care for children 15 months to 5 years. A play based program, non-academic approach to developing the skills needed for a firm foundation in later academic and social success. We have opening in fall for both our morning preschool program and full day child care.