The Parent Participation Program
For children who are not age eligible for preschool, we offer a learning readiness bridge program for toddlers ages 13 months to 2 years. This class is held every Tuesday from 9am - 10:30am, and is a great way to introduce your child to the basic skills needed for preschool in a nurturing and fun environment, while getting acquainted with future classmates. Other family members may attend class in lieu of a parent. The first class is complimentary.
Young children learn through exploration in settings that allow them to be active participants. We encourage exploration, creativity, communicating, questioning, problem-solving, reasoning, and socializing. The pre-school program strives for a well-rounded child, independent but cooperative, one who can understand and follow directions, work or play individually as well as participate in group activities. Schedule options are 3, 4, or 5 days per week, with flexible pickup times to meet the needs of your family. Half day students remain for lunch to encourage peer socialization, learning about nutrition and forming healthy eating habits.
The pre-kindergarten program continues to encourage exploration with further emphasis on academic concepts. Letter recognition and phonics, basic math concepts, and small motor skills such as writing the alphabet are part of a well-balanced daily schedule. As preparation for Kindergarten, listening and cooperation skills are emphasized.
Diverse choices to nurture independence, self-confidence, self-control, and a sense of responsibility create an environment in which children develop a good self-image and learn best. We provide activities with a balance of structure/unstructured choices; informative lessons/creative projects; active/quiet time; indoor/outdoor play; observing/participating; as well as time alone and time together. Our daily program (8:30am - 2:30pm with a full day option) includes the Language Arts, handwriting, reading and phonics, stories, cooking, Social Studies, Science, art and music interspersed with rest, snacks, and play times.