Preschool (3 and 4)
3's and young fours are together with a program designed to encourage the flourishing curiosity and questions of this age. Science, cooking, and manipulative centers are very popular as preschoolers experiment to find out 'shy' and 'how' on their own. Dramatic play is serious play as children use the ever-changing props and costumes to explore the world they know and the world they want to know.
Circle times are longer as children's interest level and ability to sit is expanded. "Show N Tell" is added at the preschool level as well as special days and visitors.
Preschoolers are learning about time, days of the week, and seasons as it naturally relates to their lives. In the preschool class children are able to begin to dictate stories about what they know and what interests them. Teachers in this room are largely facilitators as they create space and thematic play places.
MORNING ONLY programs are available for this class for those looking for just the preschool experience. 2, 3, or 5 mornings are available. This program hours are 8:30 - 11:45 with an additional 1/2 hour available for any child who wants to pack a lunch and stay for "lunch bunch".