AM Class: 8:45 - 11:15 am / PM Class: 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Cost: 2 Day $110 mo. / 3 Day $145 mo. / 5 Day $255 mo.
Registration Fee: $65 Non-Refundable
3 YR OLD PROGRAM (Required 3 by Dec 31)
M-W-F am (3 day) • M-W-F pm (3 day) • T-TH am (2 day)
Most of the children enrolled in our classes are experiencing a classroom setting for the first time. For others, this may be their first experience with a large group of children. Therefore, our purpose in this class is to provide the children with an environment in which they will learn basic social skills such as sharing, cooperation, self control and patience. We also concentrate on colors, shapes, counting and name recognition. This is accomplished through creative play, art, music, movement, exploration, and literacy. Basic academic concepts are introduced during circle time, large and small group activities, story time, and snack time. Our purpose is to make their first experience in a classroom as exciting and stimulating as possible. Parents and families are encouraged to become engaged and active participants in their child’s first schooling experience.
4 YR OLD PROGRAM (Recommended 4 by Dec 31)
M-W-F am & pm (3 day) • T - TH am (2 day) • M-F am (5 day)
This class will provide a loving and caring atmosphere where "Learning is fun". Classroom activities are planned to help develop self-esteem, self-control, creativity, social skills, and early academics. We work on fine motor skills through drawing, cutting, writing our name and creating art. At this age children learn best by moving large muscles. Large motor skills are developed through games, group activities and music with movement. Early literacy is a critical component for the 4 year old. Students will be provided opportunities to be read to using big books and picture books, read on their own, and practice beginning spelling and phonics skills. Children also become authors and illustrators as they create several "books" throughout the year. Through this process they begin to understand that letters and sounds make words which give meaning and tell stories. Other skills include calendar, color and shape identification, numbers 1-10, and beginning letter and sound identification. This is done through counting, sorting, exploration, and hands on center-based activities.
PRE-K PROGRAM (Required 4 by Sept 1)
M-F am, M-F pm (5 day) / M-W-F am & pm (3 day) / T-TH am & pm (2 day)
Our Pre-K program uses a nurturing and caring environment to help prepare the children for Kindergarten. We believe that children learn best through a variety of play opportunities and that their social learning is equally as vital as their academic learning. We work on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, counting, introduction of writing numbers and letters correctly, writing their name with control, taking turns, sharing, following directions, and formal letter/sound instruction using “Zoo-Phonics”. We also have a community enrichment program that provides our children with a basic understanding of our community and the important roles that our local community workers and businesses play in helping us. This includes visits from the police and fire departments, nature centers, dentists, Native Americans, and many others. We are committed to ensuring that each child is encouraged, supported, and empowered to reach their full social and academic potential, so they can say with confidence, “I am ready for Kindergarten!”