• A mixed-age class of 2 1⁄2 to 5-year-olds
  • Student to teacher ratio is 7:1
  • Bi-weekly in-house swim and gym programs that complement literacy, science, math, construction, music, movement, physical, dramatic, social, and artistic activities
  • Exploratory learning that encourages growth in all developmental areas
  • A visually appealing and safe childhood setting
  • Options for full and part time schedules

Based upon the needs, interests, and developmental levels of the children, daily activities include:

  • Structured and unstructured
  • Planned and spontaneous
  • Indoor and outdoor
  • Child-initiated and teacher-directed
  • Short-term and long-term
  • Isolated and ongoing projects
  • Repeated to allow children to build on previous knowledge
  • Rotated and refreshed to invite new interests
  • Changed throughout the day as needed

Program Hours

Preschool Session: 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (3, 4, or 5 day schedule options) | Before Care: 7:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m. | After Care: 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Admissions and Office Hours

Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. | Please contact us to schedule a visit!

PROGRAM

Children make choices between a variety of “open” activities that are designed to help with academic, artistic, physical, and social development.

The core of our curriculum consists of sound, developmental preschool activities such as easel painting, clay, storytelling, dramatic play, music, movement, block building, outdoors, sand and water, puzzles, and sets of items for manipulation and development of mathematical thinking.

Exploratory activities are provided to help children’s learning in these areas:

  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Artistic
  • Scientific
  • Dramatic
  • Physical construction
  • Linguistics/literacy
  • Mathematical
  • Musical
Group Time

Six different small groups of children, organized by age, meet with the same teacher in the same area of the room. The groups work on special projects and conduct focused activities that are geared specifically for the age of the group.

Swim
Biweekly 30-minute swim with activities designed to increase comfort in the water and learn basic skills.

Gym
All children participate in gym on Wednesday mornings with tumbling mats, gymnast rings, carpet barrels, balance beam, scooter boards, balls, slide, jumping mat, pillow fighting, ladder bridges, and more. Materials are rotated weekly.

Quiet Time
Large group activity (10 – 12 kids) that includes storytelling, music, movement, rhymes, discussion, or games.

Lunch
Lunch is served family style. Children pass the bowls, serve themselves, pour their own milk, clean up their own spills and scrape and stack their dirty dishes for the kitchen crew. We view lunch as a time for us to come together as a community and share our lives through discussion and food.

Nap/Rest
Two supervised distinct groups: a nap group (for children who regularly nap) and a rest group (for children who typically do not nap). Your child’s placement in either the nap or rest group is determined upon enrollment in consultation with you and teachers about your child’s sleep needs. Nappers can sleep until 2:30, but they may join preschool activities as soon as they awake. If a child does not fall asleep, he/she may join preschool activities at 1:30. Students who rest are not required to sleep. Instead, they engage in quiet activity (such as story tapes, books, puzzles) for 10 – 30 minutes. Preschool activities are available once rest is over.

Music
Every child participates in one 30-minute music class each week with our music teacher.

Before and After School Activities
In the preschool, an effort is made to have after school care feel seamless to the children. The program is staffed by teachers known to them from the school day, and the activities draw from the materials and spaces available. There are more opportunities for mixed age play and pursuit of individual interests with the smaller numbers of preschool children in after school care. See Before/After School.

PRESCHOOL SAMPLE SCHEDULE

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
7:15 Before School Activities Before School Activities Before School Activities Before School Activities Before School Activities
8:30 Before School Activities Before School Activities Gym Before School Activities Before School Activities
9:00 Preschool Program Preschool Program Gym Preschool Program Preschool Program
9:30 Preschool Program Swim Gym Swim Preschool Program
10:00 Group Time Swim Gym Swim Group Time
10:30 Group Time Swim Music Swim Group Time
11:00 Lunch: 45 min Quiet Time: 15 min/Lunch: 45 min Quiet Time: 15 min/Lunch: 45 min Quiet Time: 15 min/Lunch: 45 min Lunch: 45 min
12:00 Nap/Rest Nap/Rest Nap/Rest Nap/Rest Nap/Rest
2:30 After School Activities Music After School Activities After School Activities After School Activities
3:00

After School Activities

After School Activities After School Activities After School Activities After School Activities
5:30 End of Day End of Day End of Day End of Day End of Day