Children’s Country Fair

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 11am – 3pm

Please join us for a family and child-centered event that includes wagon and pony rides, artisans, country fair food, music, cake-walk, obstacle course, dunk tank, face-painting and dress-up, water play, bubble-making, penny toss, and much more!

Prospective Parent Tour Dates:

August 28, 2014 at 9 a.m

September 12, 2014 at 9 a.m.

PRAIRIE HILL’s Prospective Parent Tours provide the opportunity for you to learn about the history of PRAIRIE HILL and Montessori education, observe the work of the children in the classrooms, and ask questions. A typical tour lasts about two hours.

RSVP by calling 402.438.6668 or filling out the email form below. Please note that parent tours are for adults only (and nursing infants if needed). Children will have an opportunity to visit prior to enrollment.

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PRAIRIE HILL LEARNING CENTER is a nonprofit corporation for the purpose of offering Montessori education for children with an emphasis on meeting the individual and communal developmental needs of each child in a historic indoor and a country outdoor environment.

What Makes PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center Unique?


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PRAIRIE HILL uses educational methods formulated by Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. It is a child-centered approach that accepts the special characteristics of the developing child and emphasizes the child’s potential to learn through experience.The learning activities in Montessori programs are child-initiated and appropriate for the child’s level. Materials are selected to isolate specific learning tasks. They are self-teaching and self-correcting. Teachers encourage discovery and understanding through manipulation of materials. Mutual respect for the child and of children for each other are important aspects of the Montessori philosophy. The Montessori philosophy expects the child to become a good worker and encourages this through independent activity.

PRAIRIE HILL is a place where children as young as 1-1/2 years old can:

  • splash in a rain puddle
  • collect eggs from chickens
  • groom a pony after having a ride
  • catch snowflakes on their mittens
  • take a nature walk at their pace
  • go bird-watching on a crisp autumn morning
  • cut fresh flowers and arrange them in a small vase
  • harvest produce from the garden or orchard, wash and eat them for lunch
  • experience the beginning of the life cycle as they observe lambs and chicks
  • learn how to care for their bodies and personal belongings
  • wash their hands as many times as they want
  • choose activities independently or with a small group
  • serve themselves food and offer some to another person
  • pour themselves a drink of water…

PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center

17705 South 12 Street
Roca, NE 68430
(402) 438-6668
Email: prairiehillschool@yahoo.com
“Just 7 miles south of Lincoln, NE”

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