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Children's Circle Preschool Programs

We offer classes for children ages 9 months through 5 years. Children are naturally curious and always learning. Our classes are structured so that as children progress through our program, they are introduced to new skills and concepts. All our classes use a theme-based, child-centered approach, where children can be challenged but also master new skills.

Classroom Information:

CLASS

DAYS

HOURS

MAXIMUM

CLASSROOM RATIO

AGE REQUIRMENTS

Nursery

1 or 2 days per week:

M,T,W,H,F

9:00-2:30

8 students/2 teachers

9 months by September 1

Toddlers

1 or 2 days per week:

M,T,W,H,F

9:00-2:30

10 students/2 teachers

16 months by

September 1

Twos

1 or 2 days per week:

M,T,W,H,F

9:00-2:30

12 students/2 teachers

24 months by

September 1

Young 3s

2 days per week:

M/W or T/H

9:00-2:30

12 students/2 teachers

31 months by

September 1

Preschool  3

2 days per week:

M/W or T/H

9:00-2:30

16 students/2 teachers

3 years by

September 1

Friday Friends

Fridays only

9:00-2:30

16 students/2 teachers

3 years by

September 1

Pre-K

3 days per week:

M/W/F or T/H/F

9:00-2:30

18 students/2 teachers

4 years by

September 1

 

 


Our classes for children ages three to five offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which includes an emphasis on Christian traditions and Bible stories. We know children learn best through play, so our classrooms are set up with a variety of activities to discover and explore every day.


Preschool 3s

Preschoolers are naturally curious about the world around them. With this in mind, their days are planned around themes that are meaningful to them. The children are introduced to activities that encourage independence and a joy of learning. Teachers provide engaging activities that address motor skills, problem solving, creativity and independence, like sensory play, open0ended art expereinces with a wide variety of materials, free play, Minds In Motion(TM), circle time, Music and Movement, Bible Time Adventure and on-site field trips. While we do not focus on letters and numbers, they certainly are a part of our day. Children will be learning to recognize the letters in their names. We count and discuss numbers throughout the day.

Preschool 3s attend school two days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) and build a real community as they learn the routines of school. Preschool 3 students should be confidently potty trained.

Three years old by September 1


Friday Friends

Preschool 3 students have the option of a third day on Fridays. Much like a day camp experience, this is a thematically-based class that offers the students a chance to really get involved in the theme and extend their play. Friday Friends classes are made up of students in all our Preschool 3 classes, so children will most likely know some of their Friday Friends classmates and will have a chance to make new friends. They may also have different teachers and meet in a different classroom from their other days at school.

Three years old by September 1 (Must be enrolled in a Preschool 3 class at Children's Circle Preschool)


Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarteners are inquisitive and imaginative. Play is still a big part of their day, but they will experience and learn letters, numbers and science through meaningful activities that relate to their world. Their days are based around age appropriate themes and incorporate art, stories, fine motor and gross motor activities. Our teachers continuously introduce number and letter concepts through hands-on activities designed to meet the developmental needs of the children. Through open-ended art activities, Pre-K students practice fine motor skills while expressing their thoughts and feelings. Research shows that social competence is a good indicator of future success. They will also participate in Bible Time Adventure and Music and Movement classes throughout the week and periodic on-site field trips. Research shows that social competence is a good indicator of future success, so Pre-K classes meet three days a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday), and students learn to work cooperatively, take responsibility for belongings and actions, enjoy the company of others and learn to be a friend.

Four years old by September 1


 


Our Nursery, Toddlers, Twos and Young 3s classes provide an opportunity for young children to be cared for safely and lovingly in a stimulating environment. This program is not babysitting. We recognize that children are learning all the time and never as much as in the first three years of life.

Each age group has an age appropriate curriculum focusing on learning about themselves, learning about others, learning about their feelings and learning to communicate. Christian traditions and Bible stories are a part of the curriculum as well. Even these youngest children develop a sense of community and look forward to school days.


Nursery

Children in their first year of life learn through firsthand experiences, repetition and imitation. They use all their senses to gather information about the world around them. They taste, touch, listen and look. Nursery students learn to separate from mom and dad and trust new adults. A day in the Nursery includes free play, music and movement, art experiences, story times, sensory play and a daily stroller ride. Our nurturing staff creates an environment where our youngest students can explore and discover safely. Nursery students may attend classes one or two days per week.

Nine months old by September 1st


Toddlers

This lively age group is ready for new challenges. They are curious and building a sense of independence. Our Toddler teachers encourage the use of language and provide many developmentally appropriate activities, such as painting, play-dough, climbing, finger plays, pouring sand and water, reading, building with blocks and playing on our appropriately sized playground. Our staff structures the day around Toddlers' needs and interests, and they truly build a love of school. Toddlers may attend classes one or two days per week.

Sixteen months old by September 1st

Twos 

 

At this age, children are becoming aware of others and are practicing the social skills necessary to enjoy each other's company. The children are developing the concept of "friend" as they dress up for dramatic play, dig together in sand, ride scooters and listen to stories. They also participate in a variety of art activities, Music and Movement class, a short circle time, and enjoy time outside or in our gym. Our Twos teachers understand that children at this age are exerting their independence and create an environmet where they can be successful. Two year olds may attend classes one or two days per week.

24 months old by September 1st


Young 3s

​Young 3s are ready for more cooperative activities and to experience the rhythms and routines of school. The children, who come to school two days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday), start to form the concept of "my class" as the same children attend both days together. They enjoy a variety of enriching activities including dramatic play, building and sensory activities, art experiences, Bible Time Adventure and Music and Movement. Our teachers build the day around a theme, and the children have a variety of hands-on activities related to that theme. Potty training is not required for this class.

31 months by September 1