About The Children's Schoolhouse

The Children’s Schoolhouse was founded in 1971 by a group of Davidson parents who sought a preschool based on sound principles of early childhood development. The belief that children are curious and intuitive individuals who thrive on exploring and discovering the world around them, has remained consistent through the years.

We believe in the power of play and our curriculum is built on the concept that children learn primarily by doing rather than simply listening. We use an emergent curriculum to encourage discovery learning through hands-on activities, open-ended situations, and play in numerous centers.

We combine this with a “multi-age approach” reinforcing the benefits of cooperative play, while assisting teachers in supporting each child’s individual needs and talents. We are a cooperative, therefore families play an integral role in all of this, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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    President- Marjorie Cowan

    Vice President- Sarah Stronsky and Jimi Baker

    Admissions- Deepa Rajaram

Building & Grounds Chair-  Donald Tampubolon

Treasurer- Trevor Scales

Parent/Teacher Rep- Brian and Suemi Zurhellen