This is the time when children are being dropped off during our staggered drop-off time. This modified free play time helps children feel comfortable when making the transition from home to school.
This is primarily transition time prior to small groups. Units are introduced to two classes at a time. The Music specialist visits all classes once a week. Three-day classes receive Spanish instruction. During this time, children may partake in music, finger plays, or motor skill activities.
Children work in small groups with their teacher on activities elaborating on the unit or theme introduced in the earlier large group sessions. Children engage in developmental activities that include Social/Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, and Language Development. Children are grouped by age within a six-month range (when possible) for these activities.
A nutritious snack is provided each day. We offer mostly organic snacks, and accommodate individual children’s allergies. Parents who choose to may bring in fresh fruits or vegetables to supplement our regular snack by signing up online. We are a NUT-FREE school.
This is a non-structured opportunity for child-initiated play. Areas are set up with various developmental learning centers that include blocks, fine and gross motor activities, science and math, literacy and writing, art, sensory, and dramatic play.
Children learn organizational skills, responsibility, and how to follow directions when putting games, toys, and projects away.
Children engage in gross motor activities and unstructured play in our safe play space designed for young children. They go outdoors daily unless the weather poses a health hazard (temperatures or wind chill below 20) or in rain.
Weekly Music Specialist for all Programs
Spanish Instruction for 3-Day Programs
2, 3 or 5 Half-Day Nursery, Preschool,
and Pre-K Programs
Mornings or Afternoons
Extended Day Program until 2:30
There is a staggered drop off/pick up schedule.
Children are assigned one of the following time frames:
Morning Session Hours:
8:35 – 11:35 or 8:45 – 11:45 (3 hours)
Afternoon Session Hours:
12:35 – 3:35 or 12:45 – 3:45 (3 hours)
Early morning drop-off and/or Lunch Stay are available for an additional fee.