Toddler Program - 1 Day/wk for 1.5 hours
The Toddler class is for parents or caregivers and the child. This program is designed to help toddlers get ready to begin their school experience. When children enter the classroom, they are met with a variety of options, all of which center around play and socialization. This warm and nurturing environment is structured just enough to engage our toddlers in many hands-on activities ranging from easel painting, to play dough, arts and crafts and sensory table play, all of which help transition into a more structured classroom environment. Caregiver and child will participate in a short circle time with singing, musical instruments and a short story. This class is concluded with time outside on our playground facility. Children need to be 17 months by the start of the program.
Two Year Old Program - 2 Days/wk (MT or TF) or 3 Days/wk (Mon/Tue/Weds OR Weds/Thu/Fri)
Teachers provide activities to allow children to feel secure and happy in the classroom setting. Children will enjoy opportunities to share with others and learn that they are special. This is a 2 or 3 day a week program and this program falls under our Church umbrella. It is a feeder program to our preschool.
Three Year Old Program - 3, 4 or 5 Days/wk
Three year olds are helped to feel comfortable and secure outside the home. They learn how to enjoy being part of a small group of other young children. Teachers carefully plan activities which introduce three year olds to new experiences and concepts. Special activities feature the holidays and the seasons of the year. Emphasis is placed on concepts such as color, shapes, animals and families.
Older Three Year Old Program - 3, 4 or 5 Days/wk
Children who turn four during the fall are assigned to older three year old classes. Emphasis is placed on exploring themes such as families, homes, pets and food. During the second semester, classes begin work with the alphabet, numbers and writing.
Four Year Old Pre-Kindergarten Program - 4 or 5 Days/wk
This is a pre-kindergarten curriculum that will prepare children for Kindergarten. A thematic approach is used to organize the curriculum for four year olds. Play experiences, art stories, songs, field trips and cooking are related to specific topics. Favorite themes for fours include farming, Native Americans, dinosaurs, the earth, the environment, food and nutrition and plant life. Throughout the year a variety of learning experiences are used to develop familiarity with the alphabet and numbers. Reading and writing are encouraged through journals, games and literature.
Pre-Kindergarten Enrichment is offered as an after school class for Pre-Kindergarten students from 12:00-1:30pm. This class reinforces skills from the pre-kindergarten program.
Transitional Kindergarten ("The Gift of a Year") - 5 days/wk
The Transitional Pre-K class is intended for children who are age appropriate for Kindergarten and whose parents are considering the possibility of taking advantage of an extra year. The gift of a year can provide countless opportunities for children to confidently progress to the next level of education. The Transitional class provides children with the opportunity to continue working on kindergarten readiness skills. The curriculum is different than our Four Year Old/Pre-Kindergarten Program. Many hands on learning opportunities like the Thanksgiving play and "Student of the Week" give the children the self confidence to move into a kindergarten program with ease. Children will continue to work on their fine motor development as well as problem solving and listening skills. Math concepts and language development will be worked on individually and in groups. They will also focus on alphabet sounds and linking letters to form words. At the discretion of the director, this class may include children who turn five in the fall. As with all our classes, many factors are taken into consideration such as boy/girl ratio, number of children and the needs of the individual students. Transitional kindergarten will have a variety of joint ventures with the kindergarten class.
The extended Kindergarten program, from 9:00-1:30, provides children with a warm and rich environment for continuing growth and development and readiness for first grade. Opportunities for reading, writing and math are daily activities. Included are science, health and social studies concepts expanding knowledge of the world and their surroundings. Creative projects enrich their ability to express ideas and feelings, including plays that they put on for the whole school. To read one parent's testimonial about our Kindergarten program click here.
The tuition schedule for 2020/2021 is here.
Before and After School Options
The school day runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon (kindergarten until 1:30). Before school care is available for $5 per half hour. A lunch program is available which extends the school day until 1:30 p.m. at $14 a day; 'Afternoon Adventures' extends the day through until 3:00 p.m. and costs $24 a day.