Director’s Message

jody9-16-14On behalf of the entire faculty, I would like to welcome you and your family to Stonebrook Day School! Stonebrook has been providing excellent care and learning for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age for the past 12 years! As the years changed so has our school. Although we have always strived to provide quality early childhood education, in November 2013 we decided we wanted more for our children. After extensive research we have began our journey into the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. This philosophy in education really encompasses everything we feel and know about early childhood education.

At Stonebrook we view each child as creative, capable and curious learners. Children learn in so many ways, and we feel that children should learn in an environment that is suitable to each child versus the classroom as a whole. The environment plays a huge role in our school. Children’s work is always valued and displayed with documentation about the project along with conversations between the children. Teachers at Stonebrook take extra time observing all the children to really get to know them individually, watching for each child’s interest and skill sets. Children are encouraged to listen to each other, share ideas, learn and use problem-solving skills daily.

Just as the children are encouraged to collaborate, we encourage parents to collaborate with us as well. Parents are always welcome into the classroom, and we look forward to seeing family and friends at all of our special events. We want your family to extend into our Stonebrook family.

It has been such a privilege to work with Stonebrook families and educators over the past 10 years! I cannot wait to see where this journey will take us! I encourage you to really dive into our website and learn all you can about our school. I also would like to invite you to come and see our school first hand! We are always excited to share our excitement and would love to inspire others!

Jody Barger
Executive Director
Stonebrook Day School