Our Preschool program is designed for children who are three years old by September 1st of the entering school year. The approach in a Preschool classroom is to focus on the three year old learner and provide a first-time school experience. Children in this program learn to separate from caregivers, take turns and begin to advocate for their needs. All of these are important fundamentals for school success. The curriculum expectations for a three year old are centered around social/emotional development with exposure to preacademic skills. The Certified teaching staff teaches the children through age appropriate themes while “playing”.
The Preschool Program offers two , three and five day per week sessions. The three-day session meets Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 9:00 – 12:00. The two day session meets Thursday and Friday from 9:00 – 12:00. The five day session meets Monday – Friday 8:25 – 2:10. For the two and three day classes we believe the continuity of days provides important classroom consistency as well as develops a child’s stamina.
- Ages of children: 3 years old
- Ratio of staff: 2 adults (1 Certified Early Childhood Teacher & 1 Paraprofessional) to 14 students.
- Curriculum Guide: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Pre-K Framework for English Language Arts & Literacy Incorporating the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Pre-K Framework for Mathematics Incorporating the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics