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Pre-School Class

We believe in the importance of students learning in an environment that is consistent and secure.  Children are encouraged to take risks and are supported when they make mistakes, which are when the best learning experiences occur.  Our students grow and learn not just from our teachers but also from their peers.  We encourage students to help each other to become independent and self-confident.

Thematic units provide a mixture of guided and undirected creative activities.  Children will have the opportunity to learn about colors, shapes, numbers, textures and nursery rhymes.  Hands-on activities provide developmentally appropriate pre-reading, pre-math and science experiences while the use of manipulatives helps support fine motor development (homemade play-dough!).  These will help build strength and dexterity for when we begin pre-writing skills and teaching the children how to form the letters of their name.  Creative concepts are also encouraged such as dramatic play, music and art.  

We accept potty trained 3 year-olds by September 30th with 2-day and 3-day half or full-day options. Half days are from 9am-noon and full days run 9am-3:15pm.

All options offer a hands-on learning environment with art, music and field trips.  All children must be potty trained.  

A Pre-School Day

9:00 am Free Activity/Story Time including blocks, dramatic play and math/science. 

9:50 am Snack Time 

10:10 am Circle Time 

10:20 am Art/Discovery Time includes an art project related to the theme with free time to explore. Discovery area includes a fine motor activity related to the theme with free time to play with small manipulative toys. 

10:50 am Music/Movement/Sharing 

11:05 am Sharing 

11:30 am Outdoor Play 

11:55 am Closing Circle & Sticker Time 

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