Our youngest students are welcome to spend the full school day with us in a program designed to meet their needs. After the noon dismissal, the children wash their hands and gather their lunch boxes. On nice days, they eat outside at picnic tables in the beautiful garden environment. In inclement weather, their indoor lunch tables are set with place mats, candles, and cloth napkins. Soft classical music plays as they chat with their friends, asking to be excused from the table if they need something, and remaining quietly seated until everyone has finished eating. After lunch, they pack up their lunch boxes, then unroll yoga mats, pillows, and blankets for an afternoon rest. A story read aloud or soft music provides a smooth transition to quiet time. After their nap, they play quietly with toys, take a walk on the paths through the campus or enjoy free play in the yard before going home.