Early Childhood Education at Bard 

Our practice is guided by a deep respect for children and a view of children as intelligent, capable and strong. We take a constructivist approach to education, believing that children learn best through relationships, active play and direct experience.  Our pedagogy is seeped in knowledge of child development.  Our tools are the materials of child expression; imaginary play, construction, blocks, art, sand, water, clay, story, authorship, songs, poetry, movement, dance, cooking, nature, and outdoor play every day in all seasons.          
 

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Contact the Nursery School

The Abigail Lundquist Botstein Nursery School
Carol Murray, Director
cmurray@bard.edu
845-758-7480

Contact the Children's Center

The Bard Community Children’s Center
Kristine Williams, Director
kwilliam@bard.edu
845-758-7444