Prekindergarten enrollment is for children that are 4 years old by September 30. Exceptions may be made at the school’s discretion. It is a full-day program (8:30 am – 3:00 pm), five days a week. Children may also participate in the Before and After School Program (as early as 7:00 am and as late as 6:30 pm). The curriculum builds on the Preschool Program with a developmentally appropriate focus on similar areas:
Emotional/social development (listening, expressing ideas and feelings, interacting and sharing with peers, following class rules, taking responsibility, respecting others, resolving conflict peacefully)
Early academic learning (language development, speech refinement, recognizing, making and using letters and numbers, graphing, following, recalling and augmenting a story, describing artwork in more detail, dictating both observations and experiences)
Physical development (manipulatives fostering fine and gross motor skills, large muscle development through outdoor play and music-connected movement, large and small block building, and physical safety and privacy)
Creative expression (through drawing, singing, dancing, dramatic play and telling and acting out stories)
And, most importantly, a joyful exposure to the school setting and a growing excitement about learning.