Half Day Preschool Programs

Multi-Age Preschool
Learning and instruction is individualized as children progress at their own rate and experience success. Children engage in real, meaningful activities at their own level of development. Research shows that when the classroom is composed of a community of learners with a range of abilities and gifts there are measurable gains in socialization, independence, and interaction with peers. Younger children will be nurtured by older children and benefit from collaborative learning.Older children will show increased levels of competence and leadership. 

Minds in Motion
An age specific class designed to provide educational experiences for students who turn 3 years old on or after August 1. Students can enroll at 2 years, 5 months to reserve a spot in the classroom and begin class at age 2 years, 6 months. Students learn foundation skills to prepare them for the multi-age preschool program. The curriculum includes instruction in Language and Early Literacy, Mathematical Thinking, Pre-Handwriting skills, and Personal-Social development.

Off to Kindergarten (O2K)
Off to Kindergarten is an age specific class designed for students who will be going to kindergarten the following school year. This class is available to children who are 4 years old before August 1. This classroom has a more comprehensive literacy component that provides greater depth in Pre-Reading and Pre-Math skills. The ‘O2K’ class will include: Growing with Mathematics, Handwriting Without Tears, and Early Childhood English Language Arts.

Extended Day Preschool Program
Extended Day is offered from 11:43 AM - 3:45 PM,Monday through Friday. It is available to children attending morning half day preschool, including all early childhood and early childhood special education (no "take home bus" provided).

An extended day will be offered as part of the half day preschool program at the Early Childhood Family Education Centers following the half day preschool calendar. Children enrolled in morning preschool may enroll in extended day on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday/Thursday combinations.

  • Parents provide a lunch and drink everyday.
  • When there is no morning preschool, there will be extended day offered from 12:43 - 3:45 PM in the afternoon on days that afternoon classes are in session. 

Before and After Care

  • Before Care allows Half Day Morning Preschool Students to arrive as early as 6:30 AM  
  • After Care allows Half Day Afternoon Preschool Students to stay as late as 6:00 PM
  • Before and after care is offered for one or more days of scheduled attendance.
  • Planned activities in all areas of development will be provided by facilitators.
  • Minds in Motion students are not eligible for before and after care.

Morning Preschool Before Care

6:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Half Day Morning Preschool

8:40 AM - 11:43 AM

Minds in Motion
(Not Eligible for Before/After Care)

8:40 AM - 11:43 AM

Half Day Afternoon Preschool

12:43 PM - 3:45 PM

Afternoon Preschool After Care

3:45 PM - 6:00 PM

A non-refundable activity/supply fee is due at the time of enrollment.

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