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Mommy and Me Toddler Playgroup
Meets Tuesday and/or Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Attended by a child with parent/guardian/caregiver, this program provides an opportunity to spend time together in a school setting. The environment is nurturing and calm, allowing 2 year olds to explore and learn, all with a caregiver close by. The children work on social interaction and begin learning how to take turns and follow simple directions. Circle times are introduced to the children in short segments. The schedule is relaxed and the goal is to have a fun session of play art, songs, fingerplays, and storytime .
Three Year Old Program
Meets both Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00-11:30 am. This class is for children who will turn 3 years old by October 15th of the current school year and are potty trained by the first day of school. Children learn the developmental tasks of separating from home, sharing, and ease of task switching. Activities provide opportunities for exploration through dramatic play, role-playing, toys, blocks, games etc. Concepts are delivered on an introductory level. Curriculum emphasizes exploration and learning through play.
Pre K Am or Pm
Meets Monday through Friday from either 9:00-11:30am or 12:10-3:00pm. This mixed age class welcomes children ages 3-5 (by October of the current school year). Curriculum in the classroom is differentiated to meet the needs of all ages, successfully supporting children in their first classroom experience through those moving directly onto Kindergarten. Through free choice learning the children explore the classroom and cooperate with their classmates. Learning centers such as science, math, writing process, art and dramatic play to help the children to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually. This class meets requirements of the Pennsylvania Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Assessment. Children are invited to join this class either 3 days a week (Mon/Wed/Fri) or all 5 days a week.
Pre K Long Wed or Pre K Full Day
Long Wed: Meets Monday and Friday from 9:00-11:30am and Wednesday from 9:00am-2:50pm
Full Day: Meets Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:00am-2:50pm.
With an explicit focus on kindergarten readiness, these classes are ideal for children entering Kindergarten the following school year. The Long Wednesday option allows children to experience both half day and full day preschool. In full day, children have the experience of extending their school day to include lunch, rest time and additional academic and gross motor sessions daily. A flexible curriculum promotes math and reading readiness, age appropriate social skills and group participation.