The preschool program provides a balance of teacher-directed and student choice activities, and group and individual activities. A wide variety of classroom materials engage children in exploration and discovery. The program includes opportunities for musical expression, artistic creativity, imaginative play, and for supporting children’s social, emotional, physical, and thinking skills. In addition to their regular classroom opportunities, children have the chance to participate in the weekly Music Together program, as well as monthly gymnastics, science, and yoga enrichment experiences led by trained professionals. Our 4s participate in Spanish classes. Further, all of our 3s and 4s spend ample time each day exploring and connecting with the natural world on our Nature Classroom.
Children must be 3 years of age by December 31st of their incoming year and be toilet trained. No diapers, including “pull-up” style diapers may be worn to school, only cloth underwear.
Preschool program for three year olds:
A choice of either 3-day (M – W – F) or 5-day programs, either in the morning from 9:00 am to 12 pm, or an Extended Day, from 9:00 am to 1:55 pm.
Preschool program for four year olds:
A choice of morning 1/2-day class from 9:00 am to 12 pm, or an Extended Day program from 9 AM to 1:55 PM. Programs for four year olds run Monday through Friday.
A snack is provided for all preschool classes. Since we are a peanut and nut free school, our snack selections do not contain nuts. Examples of snacks offered include crackers, cheese sticks, apple slices, pretzels, or vanilla wafers. We serve filtered water to drink.