gemmaIn order to attend to each student’s individual ability, very low student-teacher ratios are maintained. The 2 1/2 year old class maintains two teachers for ten students. Our 3 year old classes maintains two teachers for fourteen students. Washington Street Preschool offers two classes for four and five year old children with twelve students and two teachers in each class.

Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for the class for which they are applying. All children, with the exception of students in the Tuesday/Thursday Class, must be toilet trained in order to attend. Placement in each class is done in collaboration with director, teaching staff and parents of applicants as needed and based on the anticipated year which the child enters Kindergarten. Below is the minimum age requirement and class placement guidelines for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Tuesday/Thursday Bumblebees Class is comprised of children who are 2 years and 6 months old to 3 years of age. Applicants must be at least 2 years and 6 months old by September 30, 2017. Students may matriculate to Monday/Wednesday/Friday Bumblebees or Monday through Friday Frogs Class.

The Monday/Wednesday/Friday Bumblebees Class is comprised of children who are 3 years old to 3 years and 9 months of age. Applicants must be at least 3 years old by September 30, 2017. Children may matriculate to either Frogs or Owls Class.

The Monday-Friday Frogs Class is comprised of children who are at least 3 years and 9 months old to 4 years and 6 months of age. Applicants must be at least 3 years and 9 months old by September 30, 2017. Children matriculate to Kindergarten or to Owls Class. Admission priority is given to children who are 4 years of age by September 30.

The Tuesday-Friday Frogs/Froglet Class is the same class/program as the Monday-Friday Frogs Class but it is offered as a FOUR day option for families who desire a shorter preschool week. Froglet families have the option to switch to a FIVE day Frogs option at any time during the school year. There are limited openings in the 4 Day Class.

The Monday-Friday Owls Class is comprised of children who are 4 years and 6 months of age to 5 years of age. Applicants must be at least 4 years and 6 months old by September 30, 2017. Children matriculate to Kindergarten.

The Tuesday-Friday Owls/Owlet Class is the same class/program as the Monday-Friday Owls Class but it is offered as a FOUR day option for families who desire a shorter preschool week. Owlet families have the option to switch to a FIVE day Owls option at any time during the school year. There are limited openings in the 4 Day Class.