3 YEAR OLDS: Morning
The morning class for three year olds is offered Monday to Thursday from 9:10 – 11:10am.
In this beginning class, the emphasis leans more towards learning communication skills, expressing oneself in peer relationships, and familiarizing the younger children with the classroom setting (for many, this is their first time away from home). Later on in the year, once a strong classroom dynamic has been established, more emphasis is placed on exercises of practical life and group research projects, as defined in our curriculum.
4 YEAR OLDS: Afternoon
The afternoon class for 4 year olds is offered Monday to Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30pm.
In this class, the children move directly into class conversation and group projects at the beginning of the year, as this is a generally more mature class. At the end of the year, the class celebrates with a graduation ceremony. Parents frequently choose to repeat this program if their child’s birth date means that they elect to delay kindergarten.
The morning and afternoon classes each have a maximum of 16 students, and are led by 2 teachers, for a ratio of 8 students to 1 teacher.
3 Year Olds – Morning Class
9:10 – 9:45 Free Play
9:45 – 10:00 Clean-Up
10:00 – 10:20 Circle Time
10:20 – 10:30 Washing Hands
10:30 – 10:50 Book Time / Snack Time
10:50 – 11:10 Outside Play*
4 Year Olds – Afternoon Class
12:30 – 1:00 Outside Play*
1:00 – 1:15 Changing into indoor gear.
1:15 – 1:45 Circle Time
1:45 – 2:45 Free Play
2:55 – 3:00 Washing Hands
3:00 – 3:20 Book Time / Snack Time
3:20 – 3:30 Story Time
*On rainy days, indoor playtime is extended.