2017-18 Class Descriptions
Morning Preschool for ages 3 and 4
This is a combined age class with both three and four year olds attending. Mixed age classes create and amazing learning opportunity. This class will give your children a chance to mentor and be mentored by, their peers. Class structure will include open exploration time, story time, music and a sit down snack time, as well as small group time for 4 year olds to prepare for kindergarten transition.
This class is taught by Teacher Karen and Assistant Teacher Laura and parent volunteers in the classroom. Parents are responsible for being in class as a teacher helper approximately twice a month. Parents are also responsible for bringing snack for the class on a rotating basis. Monthly parent education classes are held once per month in the evening.
STEAM Kids extended learning time
STEAM Kids is a project-based, enrichment add-on class for regular morning preschool families, open to ages 3 and 4. Each child brings their own lunch, which we eat together as we discuss the current project. Each month we have a different theme for our projects, such as:
- Kitchen skills
- Drama and storytelling
Nature Friday for ages 3 and 4
Nature Friday is either an add-on class or a stand-alone class for 3- and 4-year-olds. If your child turned 3 after August 31, a parent must attend with the child.
We spend a large part of our morning outside in all types of weather. During our nature walks and back in the classroom, we practice the scientific method through activities arising out of the children’s natural curiosity, develop respect for our wonderful planet, and of course, move our bodies in the fresh air.
Toddler Class for age 2
Parents attend with their 2-year-old child every week for a two-hour class. Your child will get exposed to all the activities that will prepare him or her for preschool, including paint, play-dough, imaginative play with friends her age, story-time, songs, and a little rambunctious play.
Every other week you and half the parents meet with the parent education instructor for discussion and support while the other parents are with the children and their teachers. Parents are also responsible for bringing snack for the class on a rotating basis (approx. 3 times per year).