Our Pre-Kindergarten program (Chickadees) is created specifically for the younger child. Designed by our Early Childhood Faculty, the program’s unique daily rhythm is filled with reverence for the magic of early childhood.
A smaller classroom setting allows the children to comfortably feel a part of a bigger group and experience a gentle transition into the school setting. In this group the children are able to work on their new found love for social play, and continue to build their imagination and creative thinking. Plenty of free play both outdoors and in provides the child with the perfect stage for whatever their imagination can conjure.
Each day contains rich language provided through stories, puppet plays, finger games and songs. Twice a week the Chickadee class enjoys participating in a German, Spanish, or Chinese immersion circle with our expert foreign language teachers. Through these activities the child continues to build his or her literacy and language skills.
The Chickadee year focuses on encouraging self-care skills in the young child. The confidence that is gained through activities such as putting on outdoor gear or preparing snack gives the child a sense of confidence as well as works on fine and gross motor skills. Each child completes many crafts throughout the year ranging from lanterns for our November Lantern Walk, dipping candles near the holiday seasons, felting wool balls or sewing a gift for a loved one. Every Wednesday the class enjoys the wonderful color experience of watercolor painting. The children thrive in this balanced and caring atmosphere that lays a firm foundation for academic success.
We offer a three day option (M-W) and a five day option (M-F)
Half day option 8:20-12:15
Full day option 8:20-3:00
Before care begins at 7:30 and our aftercare program provides care from 3-6pm
Children must be 3 years old by Sept 1st