Our preschool program begins with the Turtle program and is designed to be a three year program with the option of a fourth year of Transitional Kindergarten.
Turtles (children must turn 2 by December 31st)
Limited to 10 children with two teachers
9am-11am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday OR Tuesday and Thursday
Our Turtles program is a transitional preschool program as well as a parent education program. For the first part of the school year parents attend with their children, observe the class, and meet weekly to discuss their observations, developmental milestones, and parenting issues. As the year progresses, children begin the separation process. We believe it is important to allow children of this age ample time to acclimate to the environment before initiating the separation process.
Starfish (children must turn 3 by December 31st)
Limited to 24 children with three teachers and one support teacher Monday through Friday from 9am to 12pm, with the option for a longer day until 3pm starting in November.
Our Starfish program builds on the routines established during the Turtle year and we encourage separation within the first few weeks of school, however, we believe this is an individual process and each family can work with the teachers to make a plan for their child.
Whales (children must turn 4 by December 31st)
Limited to 24 children with three teachers and one support teacher
Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm
Our Whale program provides developmentally appropriate curriculum for the children as they grow during their preschool experience. For many children, the Whale year is their final year of preschool before moving on to Kindergarten and our teachers are mindful of creating a program that addresses this specific time in the children’s experience.