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Get a tour of the school, in-depth Q&A about our program, and a visit to the classrooms on a normal school day. Contact Merryl if you’d like to join us.

Upcoming Dates: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 10:15am. 


Come find us on Facebook for resources on education, parenting, and mindfulness, and updates about goings-on around school.


Welcome to the Children’s Community School, a learning community that honors and empowers children to engage their whole selves in education. Our students engage their bodies, minds, and emotions to make meaning, form relationships, and develop an understanding of themselves as active members of a community.

We serve children from 18 months through 5 years old. We are open from 8:00 to 5:30, Monday through Friday, September to July. We offer a variety of schedules for part- and full-time enrollment for children, ranging from 8 to 40 hours per week. 

Find out more about who we are and our approach to teaching and learning. For information about enrolling your child in our programs, see Prospective Families.

Thanks to Downdog for creating this wonderful mini-documentary about mindfulness at CCS!

The Children’s Community School Blog

  • Dice Matching March 5, 2015
    Back in October, I wrote a piece about the Oak Classroom’s “Practice Spot”—the area in the classroom with one-child activities intended to build specific skills—and about a particular activity where children could push milk caps into a coffee can. This … Continue reading →
  • Deepening Children’s Ideas February 24, 2015
    Emergent curriculum (part of the approach we use at CCS) creates lesson plans based on children’s ideas, interests, and needs. When emergent curriculum goes well, it not only gets children more invested in school activities, but also helps them build … Continue reading →
  • Gun/Weapon Play in Early Childhood December 17, 2014
    We have heard from a few parents that they would like some support around gun/weapon play. This is an issue that we have all grappled with at CCS. In fact we are all not still in agreement and plan to … Continue reading →