PROGRAM

 
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GOALS AND VALUES

To develop child-centered learning: Our play-based curriculum allows learning to emerge naturally by encouraging the children's natural curiosity and desire to learn. We promote independence and cooperative learning by guiding children’s interactions with the classroom environment, their peers, and their teachers.

To foster creativity: We encourage creative thinking at all levels, from artistic expression and creative problem solving in the classroom to innovative ideas for the program’s administration. We strive to provide a print and language rich environment that preserves the child’s home language and encourages all children to learn a second language.

To promote kindergarten readiness: We make available kindergarten readiness activities and materials. Our program fosters growth in attention span, memory, mathematical concepts, literacy, problem solving and critical thinking.

To provide security: Through the dedication and commitment of our staff and parents, we create a safe place for children to explore their world, their emotions, and their relationships. We endeavor to provide opportunities for children and adults to experience joy and playfulness with other members of our program. Our daily schedule and pace meets the needs of a child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional needs by balancing active play, quiet time, group time, individual activity and relaxation.

To impart respect: Children, staff, and parents are treated with respect and tolerance as we strive to understand and celebrate our differences as well as our similarities.

To build community: We build relationships among parents, teachers and children by working together, sharing our cultural experiences, and communicating openly and effectively.

To encourage growth: We provide opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops, classes and shared experiences. We provide a supportive environment that promotes leadership development, communication and commitment to social change.

To take responsibility: We create a stable environment for families and staff and ensure the long-term viability of the preschool by establishing and following responsible fiscal and operational policies. Our program employs well-trained and committed staff.

 

PRESCHOOL | PREKINDERGARTEN

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (AGES 2.5-3.5)

  • Developmental Approach to Academic Readiness with emphasis on home to school transition. 
  • Play based Curriculum 
  • Introduction to group based learning
  • Daily encouragement and modeling of critical thinking skills
  • Located on Bonny Doon Elementary School Site
  • Daily open ended art exploration and projects  
  •  Individualized Developmental Assessments and Parent Conferences
  • Ongoing and long term gardening projects
  •  Innovative music instruction

 

 

 

PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM (AGES 3.5-5)

  • Developmental Approach to Academic Readiness with emphasis on group skills and critical thinking. 
  • Play based Curriculum designed with input from Bonny Doon Elementary Kindergarten and 1st Grade staff
  • Located on Bonny Doon Elementary School Site
  • Weekly visits to Kindergarten site in Spring
  • Individualized Developmental Assessments and Parent Conferences
  • Life Lab program
  • 2nd grade Reading Buddies!
  • Innovative music instruction
 

SCHEDULE

Our program offers a flexible schedules including five, three or two days a week. Aftercare is offered Monday through Friday (excluding Wednesdays) from 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm.  There is also drop in depending on availability. 

2018-2019 PROGRAM OPTIONS

Morning preschool: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Aftercare: Monday - Friday (excluding Wednesdays) from 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm

PRE-K PROGRAM

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to all children who will be age 4 on or before September 1, 2018

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Tuesday and Thursday Children aged 2 years 9 months to children age 4 after September 1, 2018

5 DAY ENROLLMENT

Five day enrollment is offered to ages 2 years 9 months and older.

DROP IN CARE

Drop-in is available, in both AM and Aftercare programs, for enrolled children when space is available. The drop-in fee for 2018-2019 is $14.50/hour. 

 

TUITION

2018 SUMMER PROGRAM

We will conduct two 3 week sessions Monday through Thursday

Session One- A Trip Through the Rainforest- South America June 11th – June 28th
We will explore the geography, plant life, animal life and ecological systems of South American Rainforest! We will learn about South American Folklore and traditions through geography, South American dance and music, science, art and cooking

Session Two- A Trip Through the Rainforest- Asia and Africa July 2nd -July 19th We will explore the geography, plant life, animal life and ecological systems of the Rainforests of Africa, Indonesia and Australia.

 

PREPAID 2,3 OR 4 DAY OPTION

AM Program8:30 am - 12:30 pm                              Aftercare12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

2 days:   $282 per session                                           2 days:   $141 per session

3 days:   $405 per session                                           3 days:   $202 per session

4 days:   $504 per session                                           4 days:   $252 per session

 

Weekly rate if you would prefer to pick and choose your weeks within the 6 week period:

AM Program8:30 am - 12:30 pm                           Aftercare12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

2 days:   $102 per week                                             2 days:   $51 per week

3 days:   $153 per week                                             3 days:   $76 per week

4 days:   $204 per week                                           4 days:    $102 per week

 

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

PREPAID

AM Program8:30 am - 12:30 pm                    Aftercare12:30 pm - 2:45 pm

2 days:   $402                                                     2 days:   $201

3 days:   $577                                                     3 days:   $288

5 days:   $829                                                    4 days:   $333


 

DROP IN CARE

Drop-in is available, in both AM and Aftercare programs, for enrolled children when space is available. The drop-in fee for 2018-2019 is $14.50/hour. 

DISCOUNTS

There is  20% sibling discount . This discount is applied to the second child’s tuition fees.

REGISTRATION FEE - 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

In order to secure a place in the preschool we ask for a  $100.00  registration fee.  This fee will be applied towards your first month’s invoice which will include the first month's tuition and the last month's tuition as deposit.

ANNUAL RESOURCE FEE - 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

There is an annual resource fee of  $125.00 per child, due on first invoice .  This fee includes one ticket to our annual auction fundraiser.  This annual fee is fixed, regardless of the program you choose. 

PARENT PARTICIPATION

Much of the quality of your program depends upon the quality of parent participation. We believe that parent involvement is and essential part of our program’s success.  Each family is required to do two Parent Task Hours per month or pay $15 per hour in lieu of work.  There is a vast variety of ways to participate each month both in the classroom and outside of classroom and via supply donations. 

PARENT WORKDAYS
Each family is required to attend one Parent Workday per school year. You do not receive Parent Task Hours for the first workday you attend. We have two parent workdays each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. If you choose to attend both workdays, you can earn Parent
Task Hours for the second. We need as many people as possible to attend these days so we can keep the school well maintained. In lieu of working you may make a $65.00 donation to the school for each workday you miss. However we usually prefer 'People Power'!!!