Play School is a one or two 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 is for children ages 2.5 - 6 years old
Class times are Wednesday and/or Thursday 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Potty training is not required.
Child may be enrolled one or both days.
Now Enrolling for Fall 2020 Semester: September 9 - December 17
One day a week $500/semester
Two days a week $1000/semester
Space is limited to 8 children per class (2 Teachers).
Late enrollment accepted as space allows.
Play School teachers are experienced early childhood educators, first-aid and CPR certified and have a clear federal background check.