Our 2s program is guided with the understanding that most of these children will be experiencing separation from a parent/caregiver for the very first time. We support children into a gradual transition towards independent play and socialization. Our highly experienced and dedicated teachers provide a warm and friendly environment for the children to experience what “school” is all about. We focus on building self-esteem, a love of school, independence and being part of a community.
A typical day includes free play, circle time, indoor playground, outdoor playground (weather permitting), various arts and crafts, cooking, singing and snack time.
Parents may choose a three or five day a week program. Following a gradual introductory period in which the length of the school day increases each week, the typical school day runs from 9:15 am to 11:45 am. Each class is run by a head teacher with at least an undergraduate or associates degree in early childhood education or many years of experience in a daycare center environment, plus at least one qualified assistant.
Although the introductory period is an appropriately slow process, we expect all parents/caregivers to eventually leave the room so that all children may function in the classroom independently. Children in these classes must turn 2-years-old on or before December 31 of that school year.
Our 3s program classes offer a more structured environment than the 2s classes. Activities offered will challenge the children, but are age appropriate in order to encourage success. Socialization, respect for others and strong self-esteem are the focus of the classroom.
After an orientation period, children are expected to function independently in the classroom without parents/caregivers. The school day runs from 9:00 am to 11:45 am and parents may choose a three, four or five day a week program. Each class is run by an accredited head teacher, plus at least one qualified assistant.
Three-year-olds may elect to stay for our Afternoon Enrichment program, but must be toilet trained to participate in this additional program. Children in these classes must turn 3-years-old on or before December 31 of that school year.
Our 4s program builds on the confidence and enthusiasm that is typical of this age group and fosters even greater independence among the children by stressing self-care skills, gross and fine motor abilities, socialization, love of school, positive self-esteem and numerous other activities that prepare them for entering kindergarten the following year.
Parents may chose from two different schedules: (i) five mornings a week, from 9:00 am to 11:45 am or (ii) two full days from 8:45 am to 2:15 pm and 3 half-days from 8:45 am to 11:45 am. All 4s classes are run by a head teacher with a Masters degree in Education, plus at least one qualified assistant.
Children in these classes should be completely toilet trained and must turn 4-years old on or before December 31 of that school year.