Programs: Preschool

“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.”
–Albert Einstein

General Information

care and activities for infants and preschoolersWe believe that children learn by doing. This means lots of hands-on activities that are appropriate for a child’s age and individual abilities. Our teachers prepare the environment – the children do the learning. Click here for more information on the value of play.

Observation Windows

We have observation windows with one-way mirrors from which parents can observe their child anytime without being seen. After dropping off their child in the classroom, our parents can watch from the windows and then leave for work with enormous peace of mind.

Meals

We follow the USDA guidelines in preparing breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. We have a full time cook who prepares each meal in a commercial kitchen. Our 100% juice is sugar-free. Our fruits are either fresh or packed with little to no sugar. Our menus are child friendly as well as nutritious. Click here for full MENU

experienced compassionate teachersExperienced Teachers

Click here to meet our teachers, chosen for their compassion and dependability.

Daily/Weekly Notes

Daily notes are given to the parents of younger children who are still in diapers. These notes keep parents informed of the daily routines that include feeding, diapering, nap time and disposition. Weekly progress notes are given to the parents of all preschool children every Friday.

Weekly Themes & Lesson Plans

weekly themes and lesson plans We have an enrichment theme each week for all age groups except infants. We include a letter each week for our older preschoolers. Lesson plans for each week are posted by the classroom door. Click here for the full schedule of themes.

Rates

We provide a quality preschool program at affordable child care rates. Please call 981-3333 for a rate quote.

Child Care Assistance

We do accept Child Care Assistance. Click here for more information on child care assistance.

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Infants (6 Weeks - 12 Months)

nuturing infant programs Our strict safety policies and our caring teachers make our infant program a safe and nurturing place for infants to be. A baby’s favorite “toy” is the human face. That’s one of many reasons why interaction with teachers is our primary focus. We believe literacy starts with the “conversation” that consists of an infant’s fussy cry and a caregiver’s responsive action to feed a bottle or change a diaper.

Individualized Schedules

Our infants follow their own personal schedule. There is no group time for lunch or nap. Instead, we follow the ever-changing meal and sleep patterns of each infant.

Infant Activities

Since routines are a big part of an infant’s schedule, we incorporate many learning activities into this structure. Diaper changes and high chairs are a natural place for face-to-face “conversations” between teacher and child. Nap time is a great time for singing soft songs and rocking them to sleep. In addition to routines, there are activity areas for crawling and cruising, and areas with lots of toys and books to foster infant development. Our Bye-Bye Buggy makes it possible for our infants to go outside in good weather. And our teachers spend lots of time singing songs and reading books with the children.

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Younger Preschoolers (Ages 1-3)

younger preschoolers programsOur younger preschoolers are very active, and so is our program for them. This is the usual age when children potty train. For much of the day when our children are not eating or sleeping, they are actively learning through a choice of indoor activity areas and outdoor play. Storytelling, music and movement are offered to children in small groups during this playtime as an option, not a requirement. The activity areas include a table area for art materials, puzzles, manipulatives and other table toys; a floor area for blocks, vehicles, musical instruments, ball play, and large motor toys; a home center for social skills; a dowel climber and loft area; sensory activity table; and more.

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Older Preschoolers (Ages 3-5)

older preschooler activitiesOur K-3 and K-4 students are busy getting ready for kindergarten. Their lesson plan revolves around a different theme and letter of the week. Click here for the schedule of themes. Storytelling, music and movement are offered to children in small groups during centers as an option, not a requirement. They also have a separate time on their schedule for recess and multiple art choices. The learning centers for older preschoolers are more complex and the activities offered at each center rotate to fit the changing needs of the age group and the individual children. The K-3 students do not need to be potty-trained to enroll.

The older preschoolers participate in Summer Showtime and tumbling with Dance Factory and are eligible for summer swim lessons.

reading, math, and science tablesBook Corner

Our book corners are cozy and well stocked with age-appropriate books, bookmobile books, theme-based books, and classroom-made books using the student’s photos.

Writing Station

Our weekly themes give our students many different writing tasks to practice at this station.

Reading, Math & Science Tables

We have a wealth of hands-on materials to help our students learn all the cognitive skills involved in reading, math, and science.

block corner stationBlock Corner

This is a key corner for both girls and boys to learn the basic practical concepts they will use in science and day-to-day living. Click here for more information on the value of block play.

Dramatic Play

The wealth of social skills children learn in dramatic play will last a life time. Click here for more information on the benefits of dramatic play.

Music Corner

There are lots of instruments to play and CD’s for listening in the Music Corner.

computer station activityComputer Station

The software at the computer station supplements the knowledge presented at the reading, math and science tables.

Art Station

We believe in process-oriented art. The children begin with a blank page and create with the ever-varying materials found in the art station.

Sensory Play Table

Children learn with all their senses. The sensory table is a key enrichment center for our tactile learners.

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