Storybooks for Windy Hill

Our Mission

 

Windy Hill School is dedicated to providing an exemplary setting for early childhood education. As such, the lab school engages in best practices as they are currently known. We are first and foremost dedicated to supporting young children's healthy development along with their positive sense of self and school. In addition to developing innovative practices, we are committed to honoring the complexities and challenges of today's families, preparing college students for work with children and families, conducting research in childdevelopment and early childhood education, and contributing to the conversations on public advocacy at state and national levels.

Description of School

 

Windy Hill School has served the College since 1976 and was originally located in the basement of two residence halls. It moved into its current state-of-the-art facility in the fall of 2010 and is an outstanding testimony to the importance of young children as well as to the individuals who dedicate their work to children. Serving children ages 14 months to 8 years, the school has several distinct programs: a Toddler Program, a Nursery School, a Kindergarten, and an After-School Program for grades 1-3. Additionally there are spaces for multiple purposes, including a resource room, a seminar room, observation spaces, and beautiful lounge areas. Upon entering the building visitors are greeted by the school's administrative assistant and invited to store their belongings in the spacious closet. Outside shoes are not permitted in the classrooms. While stocking feet are allowable, bare feet are not.