Preschool classes are offered 9:00-2:45, (2 1/2 hour sessions), for children 3 and 4 years old. Students must be the age of the class in which they enroll by September 1. The Preschool class curriculum is set up on weekly themes. All Preschool teachers who work in the Preschool program have education degrees.
(Younger 4's, Older 3's)
Children in this class must turn 4 by December 31.
Sunbeam class begins our structured learning centers which prepares a child to enter either a public or private Pre-Kindergarten class. We take a maximum of 16 students with 2 teachers. This class meets Monday through Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 2:45. The students in this class work on the social skills necessary for interactive play. Structured learning centers will be introduced in this class. These structured centers include some hands on as well as pencil and paper tasks involving: language / letter learning, math / number recognition, fine motor activities and art. The class activities are set up on theme topics, and the learning centers are coordinated with these themes for each month. Social skills are stressed as in earlier classes. Sharing, taking turns, using good manners and treating others like you want to the treated are important aspects of this class.
Children in this class must turn 4 by September 1.
This Pre-Kindergarten class is designed for families who value the small school environment instead of a larger or public school influence at this age. We take a maximum of 18 students with 2 teachers. Children in this class may not be quite ready for the "big school" experience in Pre-K. This class meets Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to 2:45. This class includes both fine and gross motor skills and free play. The middle portion of each day is structured teaching with large group circle time and learning centers. The circle time is for calendaring activities, introduction of the letter of the week and explanation of the learning centers. Centers consist of language / letter learning, math / numbers recognition, fine motor development and art. Class activities are set up on theme topics and the learning centers coordinate with the theme of the week. Social skills are continued from earlier classes. Sharing, taking turns, using good manners and treating others like you want to be treated are important aspects of this class.