Twos Program (children must turn two by December 31, 2015)
Our Twos program offers the opportunity for children to attend three days a week, Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9-12 September through December, with a transition to 9-12:30 in January. In January the children will have lunch at school. Each class is limited to 8 children. Children are guided in learning how to separate from the parent or caregiver and encouraged to develop important skills while engaging in developmentally appropriate social/emotional, cognitive, language and physical learning experiences. The classroom offers children the opportunity to gather as a group, participate in age appropriate sensory and creative experiences, and dramatic play experiences that help to develop essential social/emotional skills. Children in this program must turn 2 by December 31 of the year in which they begin the program.
Threes Program (children must turn three by December 31, 2015)
The main goal of these programs is to encourage a sense of independence and a love for coming to school, while recognizing that all children have different experiences and backgrounds and must be regarded not only as participating members of the class, but also as unique individuals in unique stages of development. Throughout the day each child participates in small group, large group and independent learning experiences. Learning experiences are designed to promote the child’s ability to problem solve, self-regulate and negotiate as he/she explores and interacts with friends in the classroom. Our literature and print rich environment introduces the child to the concept of letters, particularly the letters in his/her name, and a love and appreciation for reading. Daily small motor activities begin to develop each child’s ability to draw and write.
The room is arranged with many interesting centers, including art, writing, book, dramatic play, block, sensory, science, math and manipulative centers. All activities in the classroom are based on the idea of the process being more important than the product.
5 Day Threes: Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:30pm
Tov Time Threes
Meaning “good time,” Tov Time is offered 3 days a week (Tuesday-Thursday) for three year olds. The program extends the school day until 1:30 pm. During this time your child will participate in learning experiences that include literacy, games and music and movement. Registration will take place on a rolling admissions basis and enrollment will begin prior to the start of school in September. Tov Time begins the second week of school. Tov Time is an optional program that allows parents to select any combination of days for their child. Registration will take place on a rolling admissions basis. Acceptance into the program is on a first come- first serve basis and determined by the ability to secure the appropriate staffing in accordance with state ratio requirements.
The Fours Program
The main goal of this programs is to continue to develop the whole child while also providing developmentally appropriate experiences that will prepare him/her for kindergarten. Our focus also stresses the development of independence and self- esteem. Our dynamic curriculum provides learning opportunities that promote critical thinking and problem solving skills. Opportunities are provided to create and explore cognitive concepts that include math and science. A literature rich environment promotes and encourages the ability to understand print concepts and letter recognition. The classroom writing center incorporates a word wall and journal writing which promotes each child’s ability to read and write words. Daily small motor experiences strengthen the children’s abilities to draw and write.
Teachers divide themselves up in the classroom to facilitate learning and social interaction. The room is arranged with many interesting centers, including art, writing, book, dramatic play, block, sensory, science and manipulative centers. All activities in the classroom are based on the idea of the process being more important than the product. Daily small group learning experiences allow for additional individualized attention and instruction.
The Fours – We offer a five day program for four year olds. (children must turn four by December 31, 2015)
Monday-Friday @ 9:00 am-1:30pm
*Children attending this program will bring their lunches to school every day. There is an option to pay for chicken fingers on Tuesday and a pizza lunch on Thursday. Details about this will be provided at the start of the school year.