CLASSES: Monday – Friday
HOURS: 7:30 – 6:00 (10 hour maximum day)
AGES: 2 through 5 years. Enrollment is open to children of all races, religions, and national origins provided that the school can meet the needs of the child
REGISTRATION FEES: A $125 non-refundable fee is due upon each child’s initial enrollment; and is required annually. If withdrawal occurs and tuition is not paid a month or longer, another Registration Fee must be paid before a child can re-enter.
FACULTY: All of our teaching staff hold degrees in various areas of child development.
TUITION INFORMATION: Credit can not be given for missed classes, holidays, or vacations. A two week credit is given, however, to full time students after a child has been enrolled for nine months. This is used for vacations. This credit is given only once during a school year (September to September). Tuition is charged on a monthly basis and remains the same throughout the year. Each December the EARLY YEARS closes between December 23rd and January 2nd at no reduction in fees because of days accrued to its credit throughout the year.
HOLIDAYS: We observe every legal holiday.
FOOD: A nutritious lunch is served each day as well as morning and afternoon snack.
Our program is founded on the premise that in an organized and enriched environment, a child is provided with a sense of himself, his world, and his own development. The Director and Faculty are dedicated to providing a supportive and stimulating first-school experience in which the child’s needs are recognized and his/her skills and interests are broadened.
THE EARLY YEARS GOALS
Young children learn by doing and through active involvment. We believe that a program for children must include opportunities to solve problems, experiment, and practice skills. This type of environment will promote learning and growth. Our goals are to provide an environment:
- Where a child can feel secure and develop trust
- That encourages each child to be as independent as possible
- That provides for learning how to get along with others outside the family
- That offers children the opportunity to sample a wide variety of experiences sand materials
- That offers children practice in small and large motor skills
- That helps children understand their feelings and the feelings of others
- That helps children develop a positive self-image
The Early Years provides a warm atmosphere in which children can grow and develop, enjoy new friends and overall enjoy a positive first-school experience. It is our belief that mixed-age grouping invites cooperation and other forms of prosocial behavior. In an environment that is marked with caring rather than competitiveness, the atmosphere is more likely to be characterized by helpfulness. Also, in a mixed-aged grouping, the greater will be the participants’ opportunity to develop relationships and friendships with others who match, complement, or supplement their own needs and styles.