Our preschool program provides a variety of learning and growing experiences to challenge young minds. We believe that children benefit greatly through active participation in daily play and in groups. We provide an atmosphere where each child can examine who he or she is and can find his or her role in the group. The whole child is of greatest importance to us. We hope to channel energy constructively and to establish a firm foundation for future learning and growth.
Time for Twos
Our goal is to provide play and early learning experiences to children who are just beginning to socialize with other children. Parent or caregiver stays with the child and participates with him/her in all activities. This is a 2-hour class on Fridays where many sensory, language development, music & large motor skill experiences are provided. Throughout the year, the children evolve from parallel play to cooperative play while the moms share many ideas and experiences with each other and the teacher. This class is open to any child who will be 2 years old by September 30.
Our aim in this class is to develop the child’s ability to separate from the parent and learn to trust other adults to meet their needs in order to provide a positive first school experience. Many creative play experiences are provided as well as activities that foster growth in self-esteem, self-help, listening, taking turns, using fine and large motor skills and appreciation of music, science, nature, and children’s literature. Children should be 3 years old by September 30 to be enrolled in this class.
3-Day Fours Program
The primary goal in this program is to provide experiences that promote developmental and cognitive readiness for Kindergarten in an interesting and enjoyable environment. The child must be 4 years of age
before September 30 to enter. The basic areas of readiness are:
This program is similar to the 3-day program for four-year old children but is one day more for the “older” fours that are ready for a fourth day. Activities and experiences will be developmentally appropriate for the age and development of the child and will include more in-depth learning for which this age group is ready. Some activities will be similar to those in the Transitional Program but on a lower level for this age. Kindergarten readiness will be a focus as will social development which is important in all of our programs. A child must be 4 yrs. 5 mos. by September 30, should have had at least 1 year of preschool experience, and should have a teacher’s recommendation to be able to attend this class. Since there is only one section of this class at this time, presently enrolled students whom fit the requirements for this class will be admitted first.
Our “T-Class” has been developed to meet the needs of the child who has completed a four-year program, but is not ready to enter Kindergarten. We concentrate on identifying and working on areas that need to be further developed in establishing the child’s readiness and to give more time to the very young child to gain maturity. Many of the activities in this program are hands-on and provide the child with practical ways of reviewing the concepts and skills that he/she has not yet mastered for satisfactory readiness. Each child in this program has unique need that will be met through this “transitional time” before Kindergarten. These children are 5 by September 30 and should have been previously enrolled in a four-year program. This class is not to be looked upon as a "holding back" time. It is a time for growth and maturity and being referred is no reflection on a child's intelligence. The curriculum will move beyond that of the 3-day Fours program.
We hope that you will consider one of our programs for your child. We also provide a child care service to which full-time children and our enrolled preschool students are given preference on a first-come, first-served basis.
Preschool Director: Andrea Dawson
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Time for Twos and 3 year old