Classes-Saratoga

 

2017-18 Programs

Twos/Young Threes –Coming soon!
This class gives young children the opportunity for group play and the introduces them to a school environment and routine. Children attend 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. one or two days a week and from 10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. all parents participate in a teacher-led Circle Time with their child. Parent participation is required about once a month. Child must be 2 by September 1, 2017.

Threes
Often a child’s first school experience, the focus is on social development and learning through play with the introduction to teacher directed activities such as Circle Time and group activities. Social and emotional growth are emphasized as well as an introduction of academic skills. Child attends Tues/Thurs, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Child must be 3 by September 1, 2017 and on the way to being potty trained.

Young Fours
The goal of this program is a balance of free play exploration and more structured, teacher-directed activities in order for the child to learn to love school. Children most likely will have another year of preschool or attend Transitional Kindergarten the following year. Social and emotional growth are emphasized as well as an introduction of academic skills. Children attend Mon/Wed/Fri, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Child must turn 4 by March 1, 2018 and potty trained.

Pre-K
The goal of this program is to introduce more structured and teacher directed activities in order for the child to grow and learn in all developmental areas. Most children will go to Kindergarten the following year. Social and emotional growth are emphasized in addition to academic skills since all are important for Kindergarten success. Children attend Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Child must turn 4 by September 1, 2017.

Junior Kindergarten 
This program is designed for the experienced preschool student who would benefit from an additional year in a more nurturing learning environment. The goal of this program is to help students build their confidence and independent decision making while continuing to develop their academic skills. Children attend Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Child must turn 5 by Dec. 31 or by teacher recommendation.