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New Full-day, Extended Year Preschool

Shelley Avery February 13, 2019

We are offering a NEW Full-day, Extended Year Preschool in 2019-20 (ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old). This helps families that might be seeking a stimulating academic environment, but need longer day support. Regular classroom hours will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with the option for families to enroll in morning/afternoon wrap around care. This new focus and duration of instruction will provide our experienced, certified educators with additional time to focus on the whole child. Specifically, this will allow teachers to design learning experiences that help with students’ social/emotional growth, allow more in depth study across all curricular domains, and help bring the Preschool in line with the K-8 program in the quest to become a STEM certified school.

The preschool’s philosophy is that children learn through active participation, exploration, and self-discovery. Our Pre-Kindergarten programs are responsive to a student’s unique temperament and development needs. Rich, age-appropriate experiences and versatile materials in all domains satisfy a child’s curious nature and support his or her development and growth.

In addition to our new full day program our Preschool is moving over the summer to the lower school campus on Northwest Avenue. There are many benefits to this move with the biggest being a connection to the middle and lower school that has been difficult to maintain from our separate campus. The new building will also provide bigger classrooms, more space and better security. There will be a parent association room to foster community and a library/music space.

Not sure if your child is ready for a full day of Preschool?

While the school is only running full day school days next school year we welcome parents to create a custom plan if they feel their child needs this. If you want to pick your child up half-day or have them only go two days a week you can still choose this option. You may even want to start at half-day and work towards a full day. We are happy to give you the class schedule at the start of the school year and make a plan that feels right for your family. However, due to paying our teachers for the full day, we will still have to charge at the 3 day rate for any custom programs.

A fun video from our Preschool program a few years ago around Valentine’s Day:


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