2017-18 School Year Classes
Toddler Terrace (in Church Building)
Age 12 months by September 1, 2017 – (Monday/Wednesday) – Student/teacher ratio – 4:1
Age 18 months by September 1, 2017 – (Tuesday/Thursday) – Student/teacher ratio – 5:1
Toddlerhood is a time of great change. Our program will provide experiences to enhance independence and social skills. A morning filled with nurturing care and stimulating experiences will provide toddlers with a fun-filled time to make friends, play, communicate and explore their new world away from home.
Age two by September 1, 2017 – (Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, or Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
Student/teacher ratio – 6:1
The focus of our two-year-old program is social interactions, gross-motor skills, and language development. Center time is the heart of their day. A morning of big fun for our twos as they work with their friends to make choices, problem solve, plan and carry out their plans.
Age three by September 1, 2017 and potty trained (Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Monday through Thursday)
Age three by December 1, 2017 – (2-3s Combo Class – Monday/Tuesday/Thursday) Student/teacher ratio – 7:1
Language and self-expression, motor-skills, social interactions and learning to love school are key elements in our threes program. Children will learn in a print-rich environment filled with choices and activities that both teach and challenge.
Age four by September 1, 2017 (Monday through Friday)
Age four by January 1, 2018 (Tuesday through Friday)
Student/teacher ratio – 8:1
Readiness is the focus for this group of active learners! Hands-on activities, that encourage motor-skills development – to get ready for writing; small group projects – to encourage social skill; problem solving – to enhance critical thinking and cognitive development; emergent reading and writing activities – to make meaning of print and play time – to teach that school is fun. These will be the skills and activities that will build a lifelong love for school for our busy four-year-old students.
Age five by January 1, 2018 (Monday through Friday)
Student/teacher ratio – 9:1
This class is a bridge from preschool to elementary school. The days will be filled with play, child choice, language development, social and teamwork building, reading readiness and a move toward more complex thinking in the world of mathematics. Classroom activities will be geared to the many levels of readiness among the students. Teachers will guide student learning and gradually move from more child-centered activities to more “formal lessons” to prepare for entry into elementary school. Children do project work and experience walking field trips in our neighboring community. January through May, our fives stay until 2:15 for extended exposure to STEM literacy activities.