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PRESCHOOL

Our Programs

2 Yr. Olds

  • Our Two-Year-Old class is offered in the morning from 9:00 – 11:30 on Monday and Tuesday.
  • This class is limited to 10 children. To enroll in this class your child must be two years old by September 1st.
  • All classes begin the week of Labor Day and end the week prior to Memorial Day.

    The primary objectives of the Two-Year-Old class is to help each child develop a good self-image and to instill a genuine love of learning. To accomplish this, we provide repeated opportunities for each child to engage in problem solving and thinking activities, to discover and explore. The children are given diverse choices that can lead to independence, self-control, self-confidence and a sense of responsibility. Our program provides a rich environment that considers each child’s total development, individual needs and interests.

    Specifically, our Two-Year-Old class focuses on such exciting areas as: language development and blossoming speech; the beginning of creative/imaginary play; the establishment of independent identities and a beginning awareness of others and their feelings. During this year many children are in the process of toilet training. For most children, this will be their first experience away from home for any length of time. We provide a safe, warm, nurturing environment in which children can develop trusting relationships. An atmosphere devoted to children!

    Each day will include a variety of the following: art experiences, singing and rhythm activities, finger plays, dramatic play, stories, games, development of self-help skills and physical activities. At this age, we also begin a strong emphasis on the language skills that serve to help children interact socially. Skills are developed through both active and quiet structured play.

    Optional Lunch Buddy Program

    The Preschool offers a Lunch Buddy program throughout the school year. Lunch Buddies is open to any Pre-Kindergarten or 3-year-old child currently enrolled. Our Two Year Olds are invited to start joining them a few months into the fall at the discretion of the committee after input from the teachers. The Two-Year Old's Lunch Buddy would be every Tuesday from 11:30-12:30. This program offers the children a time to eat lunch and play with children from the other classes. Each child is to bring their own lunch and drink. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board located in the middle of the school hallway. You must sign up each time in order to have your child stay as space is limited to a certain number of students each day. There is a nominal fee for each Lunch Buddy day and should be paid at the time you sign up your child.

    We hope that your child will be joining us for this busy and fun-filled year.

    3 Yr. Olds

    We offer two Three-Year-Old classes:

  • A two day per week class on Thursday and Friday AM from 9:00 – 11:30 (3 years old by September 1).
  • A three day per week class on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday AM from 9:00 – 11:30 (3 years old by September 1).
  • Classes begin the week of Labor Day and end the week prior to Memorial Day.

    The primary objectives of the Three-Year-Old class is to help each child develop a good self-image, give repeated opportunities to discover and explore, to challenge and problem solve. The children are given diverse choices that can lead to independence, self-control, self-confidence and a sense of responsibility. Our program provides a rich environment that considers each child’s total development, individual needs and interests.

    Each day will include arts and crafts, singing and rhythm activities, finger plays, dramatic play, stories, games, physical development activities and readiness experiences. During playtime, the children will learn to interact with each other, solve their own problems and acquire socially acceptable behavior through cooperation and sharing. Emphasis is placed on encouraging children to be aware of the feelings and rights of others. Age appropriate academics will also be introduced.

    Throughout the year, our program will include science and social living lessons involving self-awareness, seasons, holidays, animals, plants, health and safety. Our program will be supplemented by visits from resource persons.

    Optional Lunch Buddy Program

    The Preschool offers a Lunch Buddy program throughout the school year. Lunch Buddies is open to any Pre-Kindergarten or 3-year-old child currently enrolled. It is held every Tues-Wed-Thurs beginning in October. This program offers the children a time to eat lunch and play with children from the other classes. It runs from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Each child is to bring their own lunch and drink. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board located in the middle of the school hallway. You must sign up each time in order to have your child stay as space is limited to a certain number of students each day. There is a nominal fee for each Lunch Buddy day and should be paid at the time you sign up your child.

    Optional Extended Day Program

    The Preschool also offers an Extended Day Program that occurs every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30-1:30 starting in October. This program lasts one additional hour after our Lunch Buddies Program. Our Extended Day Program is open to only our Threes and Pre-K classes. Each child who attends is required to be signed up and participate in the Lunch Buddies program that day. The Extended Day Program has an additional fee for each day. Sign up for this program in the hallway just as you do for our Lunch Buddies program. The additional fee should never be included with your tuition check. Some of the themes we will cover during our time together include: Science/ Discovery/ Cooking/ Music/ Movement/ Theater /Authors/ Artists/Social Studies/ Countries/ Character Education/ Team Building.

    We feel that your child will enjoy playing, learning and growing with us throughout this busy and fun filled year.

    Pre-Kindergarten

    We offer two Pre-Kindergarten classes:

  • A four day per week class Monday to Thursday AM from 9:00 – 11:30, limited to 16 students.
  • A three day per week class on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday AM from 9:00 – 11:30, limited to 16 students.
  • All classes begin the week of Labor Day and end the week prior to Memorial Day.

    NOTE: In addition to the first tuition payment, a one-time field trip fee is due. This covers field trips taken by the Pre-K Students.

    The primary goals of the Pre-Kindergarten programs include emphasis in reading readiness, math readiness, fine and gross motor skill development, art, music, and creative expression. A variety of activities are used to stimulate growth and development in these areas. Our curriculum also includes science and social living units encompassing themes of self-awareness, health and safety, seasons, animals, plants and holidays.

    Our daily schedule alternates between activities that are structured and those that provide opportunities for the children to move about freely. Each day includes time for enjoyable activities such as art and crafts, singing, rhythm activities, finger plays, stories, games and dramatic play. During playtime, the children learn to interact with their peers, solve their own problems and acquire socially acceptable behavior. We utilize field trips and visits from resource persons to supplement our program.

    Optional Lunch Buddy Program

    The Preschool offers a Lunch Buddy program throughout the school year. Lunch Buddies is open to any Pre-Kindergarten or 3-year-old child currently enrolled. It is held every Tues-Wed-Thurs beginning in October. This program offers the children a time to eat lunch and play with children from the other classes. It runs from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Each child is to bring their own lunch and drink. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board located in the middle of the school hallway. You must sign up each time in order to have your child stay as space is limited to a certain number of students each day. There is a nominal fee for each Lunch Buddy day and should be paid at the time you sign up your child.

    Optional Extended Day Program

    We also offer an Extended Day Program that occurs every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30-1:30 starting in October. This program lasts one additional hour after our Lunch Buddies Program. Our Extended Day Program is open to only our Threes and Pre-K classes. Each child who attends is required to be signed up and participate in the Lunch Buddies program that day. The Extended Day Program has an additional fee for each day. Sign up for this program in the hallway just as you do for our Lunch Buddies program. The additional fee should never be included with your tuition check. Some of the themes we will cover during our time together include: Science/ Discovery/ Cooking/ Music/ Movement/ Theater /Authors/ Artists/Social Studies/ Countries/ Character Education/ Team Building

    Optional Full Day Program

    We are pleased to now offer this program to our 3-day (Mon, Tue, Wed) and 4-day (Mon – Thurs) PreK students from 9AM-1:30PM. This program gives families the ability to prepay and reserve their child’s spot in advance for two extra hours of fun and education after their regular school day. The purpose of this program is to extend each child's learning experience. They stay together as a class and enjoy a packed lunch from home and play games and learning activities which reinforce their morning lessons.

    Families who would like to enroll in this program need to register before school starts in September. There will also be an opportunity for students to join in to our Full Day Program in January.

    Note, once you are enrolled you are committed to this program for the duration of the school year.

    As you can see, it is a full and busy year. We hope that your child can join us!

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