Spiny Babbler pre- and early-school exposes young people to significant art, music, languages, sciences, logic, history, culture, and the outdoors as appropriate for their age. It contributes to young people aged 2 to 7.

PHASE I (Pre-Primary)

18 months, 2, 3, 4 (play group, nursery, kindergarten year 1) The ward is very dependent, needs high comfort levels and close care. The ward is also looking to break out of limited boundaries, but with full assurance that support is present immediately if sought.

PHASE II (Primary)

Ages 5, 6, 7 (kindergarten year 2, grades 1 and 2) The ward is dependent but capable of self-initiated action. Camping trips, patience requiring learning, peer-to-peer instruction are some capacities that are developed over this phase.