Play School is a one day a week drop-off preschool program for children 2.5 - 6 years old.
Play School preschoolers engage in a play-packed morning of discovery and learning based on the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood.
Following the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood where the child is respected as capable and curious, Play School is based on four key principles:
Emergent Curriculum - Our curriculum stems from the interests and skills of the individual child. We create experiences based on talking with children and families and what we know to be interesting to young children. Our open-ended and hand's on activities act as a jumping off point for the child that they can then use to construct their own knowledge.
Projects - Working on long-term, in-depth projects provides a thorough study of concepts and ideas. Our teachers act as advisors while the children are the architects. Projects may last a week or two or the entire school year.
Representational Development - Ideas are presented in multiple forms - print, art, music, movement, etc. - to ensure that all children have the chance to understand and connect with explored concept. It isn't how smart is the child, but rather how is this child smart.
Collaboration - To strengthen and practice key cognitive skills such as communication, critical thinking, negotiation, and initiative, children are given multiple opportunities to work in small and large groups. Each child is given a voice in order to promote balance between a sense of belonging to the group and a sense of self.
Play School Enrollment
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Play School is for children ages 2.5 - 6 years old.
Wednesdays from 9:00 am -12:00 pm.
Potty-training is not required.
Fall Session begins September 1, 2021.
Class size is limited to 10 children or less.
Fall 2021 Tuition:
1 day - $648/semester
A deposit of $100 is required upon enrollment to reserve your child's spot, and will be applied to your tuition payment.
Play School teachers are experienced early childhood educators, first-aid and CPR certified and have a clear federal background check.
Play School COVID-19 Safety Protocol:
Our first priority is the safety of the children in our care. To keep our preschoolers, their families, and our staff safe we have the following procedures in place for Play School.
Masks must be worn by all Play School staff and adults at all times on the premises.
Temperature checks are completed upon arrival for all persons coming to Play School and Play Studio sessions.
Play Studio remains closed to the public during Play School hours.
The back door and some windows remain open to help with air flow and circulation throughout the building.
The children spend as much of the day outside as possible.
Frequent and thorough hand washing for adults and children takes place throughout the day.
Materials and table tops are cleaned and sanitized during and at the end of each session.
Anything mouthed is removed from the play area promptly and sanitized.
Drop-off and Pick-up occur outdoors in the parking lot at 9 am and 12 pm. The teachers will meet your child at the car and bring them over to the outdoor play area, at 9:10 the children will all go to Play Studio to begin their day. Adjustments will be made for inclimate weather but your child will still be met by a teacher at your car. At pick-up the teachers will walk the children to the play area nearby the parking lot and will bring your child to your car when you arrive.
As always, adults and children that are exhibiting symptoms of illness, who have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, or who have a confirmed COVID-19 case in their immediate home or workplace should not enter Play Studio.
Upon enrollment, further details on our safety procedures are provided as we all work together to make Play School a safe place for your children. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
What Parents of Play Schoolers Say
We signed our up for a morning Play School at Play Studio. He has LOVED it! If you’re looking for a fun and very hands-on learning experience, check them out.
- Lauren, Play School Parent
I could not express with just words how amazing the teachers are at Play School. My son has come home with a huge smile after being there. The teachers find what works for each child and are truly excellent with updating parents. My son looks forward to the well thought out and creative play experiences and play areas everyday. If you want your child to feel cared for and have excellent learning experiences (that are very fun) this is place for them!
- Angie, Play School Parent