Come explore, discover, create, and grow with us at Orchard Kids

Welcome to Orchard Kids!

Our Explorer and Creator preschool programs for 3-5 year olds lay the foundation for a bright future full of fun, curiosity, and growth. We've mastered the blend of learning and play.

New Themes & Centers Every Month

These active, hands-on units are created and developed to encourage exploration and discovery as students dig deep into learning about each new concept.

Children are able to learn best when they can interact with each other and their environment.

Peer to peer interaction

Peer to peer interaction

Purpose built themes

Purpose built themes

Encouraging curiousity

Encouraging curiousity

Learning Targets

Each day/week brings new learning targets for the students to work on. Learning targets are written in student-friendly language and are linked to standards.

For example, one of the learning targets we work on at the beginning of the year is “I can learn to be a part of a classroom community.” In a community, each member has a role and responsibility to the others in the community.

We learn about our classroom rules, how they keep us safe and how they help us to work and learn together. We also learn how these rules help us to love God and love people. As part of our role in the classroom community, everyone has a job every day. The students really look forward to their turn to help and serve others in the classroom.

Linked to early learning guidelines

Linked to early learning guidelines

Learning about rules

Learning about rules

Serving others in class

Serving others in class

Growth Mindset

The student’s responsibility for their own learning and behavior is key to their long-term success. One of the ways this responsibility is communicated is through the language of the learning targets.

Beginning these learning targets with the student language ‘I can’ or ‘I can learn how,’ expresses to the student that they are capable. Teaching the student that they can learn and they can try, even if they are not able to accomplish the task yet, focuses their attention on what they are responsible for and helps them to develop a growth mindset. With effort, the students will be able to learn how to accomplish these tasks.

Praising hard work & effort

Praising hard work & effort

Building grit & perserverence

Building grit & perserverence

Developing responsibility for learning

Developing responsibility for learning

Language

Learning about language is a big part of our preschool program. Letter recognition, writing and phonemic awareness are all areas we work on every day.

The multi-sensory approach we take to teach these concepts helps to not only activate multiple areas of the brain, but also helps to engage learners with different learning styles.

We use a program with songs and motions that give visual, auditory and kinesthetic cues to help students really remember the concept … and it’s fun! The students sing these songs throughout the day and even go home singing them.

Letter recognition & writing

Letter recognition & writing

Multi-sensory approach

Multi-sensory approach

Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic cues

Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic cues

Math & Science

We work on topics such as number recognition, counting, patterning, graphing, sorting, shape identification, sequencing, measuring, weight, addition and subtraction. We use hands-on materials and play math games together. We spend time working together with partners to help us gain practice and experience using these skills. We use the multi-sensory learning songs to help us understand and remember math concepts as well. We sing about everything!

There is so much to discover about the world that God made! We will explore the science concepts of motion, creation, life cycles, senses, weather and more throughout the year. Our discovery centers are a key component to our science curriculum. We learn things hands-on by actually doing the investigating ourselves. A concept will be introduced at circle or in a story, we will then get the opportunity to work on a specific science activity and have time to dig deep as we investigate and make discoveries for ourselves.

Hands-on activities

Hands-on activities

Science & discovery

Science & discovery

Partnership exploration

Partnership exploration

Bible

We begin each day with a lesson from God’s word. From the creation of the world to character traits that God desires in us, we will learn how much God loves us and how he wants us to love others.

As we learn about these concepts, we will also learn songs to help us remember and apply His word to our lives. Many of these songs are Bible verses. How fun to hide God’s word in our hearts when we can sing and remember it!

Character building

Character building

Love God, love people

Love God, love people

Sing and remember

Sing and remember

A warm environment that fosters student fun & learning

A warm environment that fosters student fun & learning

A warm environment that fosters student fun & learning

Feel comfortable leaving your children in our care

Feel comfortable leaving your children in our care

Feel comfortable leaving your children in our care

Our new facility is fresh and bright, set-up for optimal play and learning. We have put much time and thought in to the safety features of our building and classrooms.

Our new facility is fresh and bright, set-up for optimal play and learning. We have put much time and thought in to the safety features of our building and classrooms.

Our new facility is fresh and bright, set-up for optimal play and learning. We have put much time and thought in to the safety features of our building and classrooms.

Meet our staff

Lisa Powers

Director 

Robynne Pigeon

Lead Teacher

Katie Delgado

Assistant Teacher

Preschool Classes

Choose the option that works best for your family

Explorers

$270/mo

3 year olds

T, Th

8:30 – 11:30 AM

Creators

$330/mo

4 &5 year olds

M, W, F

8:30 – 11:30 AM

Creators

$330/mo

4 & 5 year olds

M, W, F

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Our Kindergarten Enrichment program

Wouldn’t it be great if your kindergartener had a little more time to practice, establish, and GROW their academic and social skills every day - all in a hands-on, CREATIVE, and fun way? Wouldn’t it be great if there was more time to EXPLORE and DISCOVER built into your child’s day?

Our Kindergarten/Preschool enrichment programs offer just that!  Our programs are designed to complement a half-day kindergarten enrollment or even a homeschool kindergarten or homeschool preschool curriculum.

Afternoon enrichment

Our afternoon enrichment Kindergarten and Preschool students will participate in lots of hands-on, multisensory experiences created to help deepen and refine academic, social, and collaborative skills as they work with peers.

Afternoon enrichment

$330/mo

4 & 5 year olds

M, W, F

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Frequently asked questions

What age does my student need to be to start preschool?

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Address

136 Pillsbury Road

Londonderry, NH 03053

Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Phone

(603) 425-6231

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