The purpose of the preschool program is to provide quality education for the community that serves children 3 years old to school age.
The fee is $100/ month for the two day per-week preschool, or $200 / month for the four day per-week preschool.
Two day per-week sessionsare held on Monday and Wednesday mornings, Monday and Wednesday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Times run from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. A morning and afternoon snack is provided.
Four day per-week sessions take place on Monday - Thursday mornings or Monday - Thursday afternoons. Times run from 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. A morning and afternoon snack is provided.
The preschool classrooms are inclusive of children with and without disabilities. All children considered for enrollment must have a waiting list form completed. Openings are filled from the waiting list on a first-come-first-serve basis. When there is an opening for a child, parents must complete all necessary enrollment procedures before a child will be accepted for care. To get on the waiting list access the preschool wait list form (please note this document will be different from the childcare wait list).
Transportation to and from the center for preschool is the responsibility of the parent.
Children’s Developmental Services uses Creative Curriculum to ensure a high quality experience for young children. Creative Curriculum is research based and follows developmentally appropriate practices and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recommendations. The key building blocks for this curriculum focus on the following items:
How children develop and learn
The family’s role
The learning environment
The teacher’s role
What children learn
36 goals and objectives guides children's learning and teacher's planning as each child actively explores and learns at their own developmental level.
Teaching Strategies GOLD
This online assessment tool is used to document child’s progress. It correlates directly with Creative Curriculum. Teachers and families meet in January for parent teacher conferences. Reports on the child’s progress three times per year. Access the Teaching Strategies GOLD resource to learn more.
The classroom is made up of four teachers, an early childhood instructor, an early intervention instructor, and two instructional assistants. The teacher to child ratio follows NAEYC guidelines.