Using educational themes allows our teaching staff to convey subject matter in a concrete and creative manner to make your child’s experience in school fun, interesting and growth providing. By scaffolding exploration and providing a variety of experiences, children become life-long thinkers and learners.
A developmentally appropriate, hands-on program enables teachers to incorporate language experiences daily, allowing children to grow their vocabulary naturally. A balanced schedule is achieved through focused, quiet activities such as circle/meeting time, table activities, and story time. Quiet activities are then followed by opportunities for exploration during art projects, water and sand table activities, block play, music and movement, science center activities, and dramatic play.
Playground time is a priority and our time outdoors fosters small and gross motor skill development, appreciation of nature, and further social development.
Our Classes are created based primarily on age. Placement in each class is done in collaboration with the director, teaching staff and parents of applicants as needed and based on the anticipated year in which the child enters Kindergarten.
Washington Street Preschool has classes accommodating children from the age of 2 to 5 years old with a maximum of 50 students across all classes. Class offerings for the 2023-2024 school year include:
- 2-year old Bumblebee Classes are offered with 2, 3, and 5 day options this year. These classes are comprised of children 2 years old to 3 years of age. Children must be at least 2 years old by September 30, 2023.
- 3-year old Bumblebees Classes are offered with 3 and 5 day options this year. These classes are comprised of children who are 3 years old to 3 years and 9 months of age. Children must be at least 3 years old by September 30, 2023.
- The Monday-Friday Owls Class serves children ages 4 to 5. This class offers a wonderful opportunity for children to learn from each other, and have differentiated learning in smaller, age-based small groups. Children must be 4 by September 30, 2023.
Details for the three class options can be seen on the Registration page.
Frequent newsletters and monthly lesson plans are distributed by classroom teachers to help you monitor your child’s progress and joy of learning.
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