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Children may attend our daily Enrichment during the hours listed below without any advance sign-up. In order to utilize any kind of Enrichment, a parent must first buy Prepaid Hours in advance.  Prepaid Hours can be used for all Preschool Enrichment and Elementary Enrichment activities including Bonanza Days, Parents Night Out (PNO), and Holiday Enrichment. 

Each Prepaid Hour costs $13.00 (and $11.70 with 10% discount)


Daily Schedule for Drop-in Enrichment (in Forest/Green Room):

11:30 am to 1:00 pm -- "Lunch Bunch" Time :  Children bring their own lunch and are dropped off during this time or teachers bring them over from their AM class.

1:00-1:30 pm -- Quiet Time and Story Time:  Children enjoy choosing and looking at books based on the weekly theme and/or other topics and a teacher reads them a quiet story at about 1:20-1:30 pm)

1:00-1:30 pm -- Nap Time Offered:  During Quiet Time, the napping children will be in the dress up corner with mats and blankets with a teacher present.  Generally, children will nap for about 2 hours.  

(Nappers rejoin the Enrichment group activites once they get up from their nap).

1:30-2:30 pm -- Activity/Free Choice/Project Hour:  Based on the weekly theme, the children and teachers engage in one or more hands-on activities (cooking, creating, games, gardening, and more).

2:30-3:00 pm -- Bike Time:  Children and teachers enjoy the front area Bike Circle, including engaging with animals, the equipment (school bus, fire engine, lemonade stand, store, gas station & more), the gardens and the bikes and trikes.

3:00-3:30 pm -- Snack Time:  Children wash their hands and face and enjoy snack together (provided by the school); oftentimes, the children make their snack during activity hour and enjoy the snack together.

3:30-4:00 pm -- Playground Time and Snack Time for Elementary Enrichment:  Children enjoy the outdoor playground, the gardens, the equipment, the playhouse, the sandbox and sand toys, and/or an activity at the outdoor tables.  Elementary school children will enjoy snack during this time, as they have just arrived.

4:00-4:30 pm -- Dramatic Play and Elementary Enrichment Homework Time:  Children role play and discover books, dress up and dramatic play and indoor manipulatives while the Elementary children work on their homework in another area of the room.

4:30-5:00 pm -- Late Snack Time:  Children enjoy a second snack and free play.

5:00-6:00 pm -- Free Play, Games & Clean Up Time:  Children enjoy free play in the playground and/or bike cirlce area, they put away the chickens and clean up outdoor toys with the teacher, and they play indoor or outdoor games (depending on weather & number of children).


List of Fees and Classses for 2014/15

Enrichmnt Curriculum for Week of September 29th 2014

Enrichment Curriculum for Week of October 6th 2014


 Parents Night Out -- September through December 2014 -- Come join the fun!


Preschool Enrichment: Ages three (3) to five (5) years.

Monday through Friday 7:30 to 8:45 am and 11:30 am to 6:00 pm.  Curriculum is designed to focus on “theme” activities such as plant and animal science.  As an example, we teach children about food production and life cycles.  During the course of the school year, we give children the responsibility to design, maintain and nourish a garden.  These gardens allow us to not only grow our own healthy food but also provide opportunities for learning math through graphing.  Children may discover insects in the garden and create a graph to properly categorize insect species.  In our animal science activities we introduce children to the various animals that we house on campus and also extend the learning to the species they belong to, what they eat and what is their natural habitat. 

Elementary School Enrichment: Kindergarten through fifth (5th) grade.

Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 6:00 pm.  As with the Preschool Enrichment, Elementary Enrichment Curriculum is designed around “theme” activities.  However, at this age children are able to apply their writing and reading skills to social study projects or to music activities by incorporating mathematical skills.  Children build complex thinking skills and apply academic skills to real life situations.  In this Enrichment program, we design time and space each day for children to complete their homework.

Holiday Enrichment: Preschool and Elementary ages two (2) years through fifth (5th) grade. 

Open all day Monday through Friday during school breaks and most school district closure days, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.








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