The teachers and staff at Weekday Preschool know just how important this time is for children and their families. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming, safe, stimulating and developmentally appropriate first school experience that supports children’s growth in every way.
Our Preschool classrooms are filled with hands-on meaningful experiences that engage and encourage exploration and learning.
ARRANGED BY AGE
Our classrooms are arranged by age, allowing the teachers to focus on the needs of the group while also meeting the needs of each individual child in the class. Every classroom has two lead teachers who work together to provide an enriching, thoughtful and positive classroom experience. Each classroom is set-up in a purposeful way allowing for children to actively explore the classroom environment.
During the morning activities, children have an opportunity to make choices to participate in various interest centers: art center, dramatic play, library and literacy area, science and discovery area, math, manipulatives and blocks. This encourages children to be life-long learners, to gain independence and to develop a greater sense of self-control.
PARENTS & TODDLERS
Our Hand in Hand program is for children 14 months to Preschool age. It is designed for parents/caregivers and their toddler to experience school together once a week. Within this playful and guided curriculum, you will be able to make a positive connection with your child, help them socialize with others around them, and receive the friendship and support of other parents in the program. Children get to participate in art and sensory activities, fun and engaging circle times, group snack, and outdoor play. Our teachers are dedicated to working with our youngest children while also being a resource to the parents.
CLASS MEETS WEEKLY FROM 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Monday: 18 months – 23 month
Tuesday: 18 months – 23 months
Wednesday: 2 years and older
Thursday: 2 years and older
Friday: 14 months – 17 months
*Ages in September 2024
MEALS AND EXTENDED HOURS
SNACK PROVIDED 10:20 A.M.
Parents are encouraged to join the class as a snack parent! Sign-ups are inside the classrooms. Please have your child bring a refillable water bottle labeled with their name to class each day.
We are a nut-aware facility so all snacks must be nut-free. For a more detailed look at our snack guidelines please see our parent handbook.
Parent’s are welcome to sign-up to bring a treat on your child’s birthday, a special holiday, or to share family traditions. You can bring sealed, store bought cupcakes, brownies, cookies, or ice cream in small portions for the children on that day. We ask that these items not be brought for regular snack. No toys, goody bags, or trinkets are allowed to be put in the children’s cubbies.
LUNCH BUNCH 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
Our lunch bunch program is offered from 12pm to 1pm. Pack them a healthy lunch and they can join the extra hour of learning through play! Children must be potty-trained to stay extended hours.
EXTENDED 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
The last hour of the day is typically outside time consisting of music, group games, open play and story time.
Ideas for healthy snack/lunch are a carbohydrate (whole grain crackers or bagels), a fruit or veggie, a protein (meat, cheese, yogurt), and water.
5 WEEK PROGRAM
The excitement continues during our 5 week summer program.
We offer a Summer School for our returning preschoolers, ages 3 to 5 on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, 9:00 – 12:00.
Our daily schedule will allow for both outdoor activities and classroom explorations. There is lots of water play, exciting art activities, and a show/activity each week. It is a fun time for everyone!
Registration for Summer School takes place each March.