Class Overview

For the 2022-2023 school year, our Caterpillar class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

The typical daily flow is:

  • Arrive | After washing hands children can come right into the classroom to play.

  • Choice Time | Build, Dramatic play, Sensory play, Art, Science Experiments etc.

  • Clean Up | Children learn to help clean up our classroom.

  • Outdoor Meeting | Sing and share together, Reflect, Problem solve, Make a plan

  • Outside Choice time | Breathe deeply, Run, Climb, Laugh, Dig

  • Snack | Families are welcome to send a small snack to be eaten outside during this time.

  • Good-Byes | Gather belongings, Sing the Goodbye Song.


Age Group: 2.5 - 5 years old
Children must turn 2 by March 1 of the enrollment year and may not turn 5 before June 1 of the enrollment year.

Class Size: 15 children
Ratio of 3 students to 1 adult, including 2 teachers and working grown-ups.

from our parents

"Attending RVCP made me a better parent I had heard of the mythical teachers at this coop for a few years. We immediately felt welcome and there was an obvious feeling of togetherness. That wasn’t our experience at other coop’s. I just can’t say enough about the teachers. They use a language that I use today with my two kids. At drop off I didn’t want to leave. To this day my child wants to go back and attend preschool. We formed friendships that continue on today. We are really happy to be part of the RVCP alumni."

-Kate Houston-Clarke