Each of our classrooms are staffed by one teacher and one aide. We offer weekly chapel time for all students.
Full Day Kindergarten
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (12 students)
Our Kindergarten program is uniquely suited to offer a full day service with a smaller class size, presenting an incredible opportunity to make sure students are prepared to enter the 1st Grade. By offering a smaller class size, we can give each child more one -on -one instruction to tailor individual needs in a safe setting, while still offering the social benefits of having multiple students in a classroom. We offer a fully customizable curriculum that will include handwriting, letter recognition and sounds, sight words, math, science, and social studies; and, extracurricular activities such as art, music, and physical education. There will also be several opportunities for STEM activities and exploration, as well as weekly Chapel time. Our goal is to encourage independence and positive self-esteem in our students, so that they are all ready to continue their elementary education with the necessary tools and confidence.
Our Kindergarten class is a registered program with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and we will follow local and state standards in this regard. We work closely with local school districts to make sure our students are completely ready when they enter school the following year, and we are implementing Handwriting Without Tears and a math program based on the Common Core Curriculum to help with this process.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon (Limit of 10 Students)
The mission of our Three-year-old class is to provide a positive first experience with school, creating a joy of learning in the new student. We provide child-centered and teacher-directed activities, while encouraging independence by having kids learn to help themselves, make their own choices, cooperate with others, listen, and follow directions. During the program we introduce shapes, colors, numbers 1-10, letter recognition, and exploration through play. We will also begin working on fine motor skills by cutting and coloring. Typical daily activities include story time, circle time, large and small groups, crafts, creative choices, and outside play.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. – noon (Limit of 12 Students)
Our Four-year-old class focuses on the building blocks of Kindergarten readiness. We emphasize letter recognition, letter formation, beginning sounds, numbers 1-20, and numerical concepts. We work on fine motor skills through activities such as cutting and maintaining a proper pencil grip, and foster personal growth through stories, circle time, small and large groups, hands-on activities, creative learning experiences, and beginning STEM concepts. We encourage independence to develop strong self-esteem, confidence, and learning through play both indoors and outdoors.
Fours/Fives Class Pre-K
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. – noon (Limit of 15 Students)
Working in tandem with local school districts and teachers, our program is adaptable and evolving with the goal of ensuring each student is adequately prepared for their district’s Kindergarten. We focus on Kindergarten readiness skills, beginning with recognizing letters and their beginning sounds. We also nurture early numerical concepts and STEM activities combined with personal growth in the student, encouraging independence, confidence and self-esteem. Students grow socially and emotionally by learning about taking turns and expressing themselves in a constructive manner with friends and teachers. Classes include indoor and outdoor play, independent and teacher-directed activities, and interaction with small and large groups.