Children between age two and three are developing into early investigators with a natural curiosity and developing vocabulary.
The emphasis in this class is on nurturing the connection between home and school, socially adjusting, and learning in an environment planned to encourage discovery, independence, the imagination, and social interaction. In order to develop confidence and self-regulation, children are encouraged to help themselves, take initiative, and become increasingly independent.
Children explore and work in large groups, small groups, and independently of one another through a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Our classes are kept small, with two co-teachers in each class. Our Beluga’s do not need to be potty trained to start.
Beluga Room: 1 teacher to 6 children. A maximum of 12 children.
Children between age 3 and four are developing a strong sense of self and are eager for new experiences.
As your child continues to grow, so does our Pres-school curriculum. Our Pre-school program is specifically designed with the growing toddler in mind. At this stage in the children’s life, they begin to gain more self-esteem and a sense of the world around them. Their curiosity continues to expand and their minds our open to new experiences and learning. Our program is geared to help facilitate the learning and help children become more independent and more importantly, lifelong learners. Our Pre-school program consists of a more detailed and structured program in which teachers outline the daily routine with scheduled activities to promote learning in every aspect. Children will be exposed to early science, math, reading, and social studies concepts through independent exploration, hands-on activities, and whole group lessons. Arts and crafts, music and dance, and many other techniques are incorporated into the routine to make learning fun!
Dolphin Room: 1 teacher to 7 children. A maximum of 14 children.
Our Pre-Kindergarten Program is designed for children between ages four and five. Preparing students for kindergarten and a joy of learning requires a balance of skills, including: intellectual, academic, creative, social and emotional.
This program is designed to be a preparation for children who are ready to go to kindergarten upon completion; or children can be on a two-year program, allowing the gift of time before kindergarten. If your child misses the September 1st cut-off for kindergarten, they will be on our two-year track in this program.
Through hands-on exploration and play, we engage our students in writing, reading, science, artistic expression, coding, math and engineering. Concepts are experienced, played with and integrated into the minds of young learners. We emphasis the importance of children understanding and recognizing the purpose in what they do, create, and learn. We encourage a minimum of 3 half days,but offer 2 and five days as well.
Sea Turtle Room: 1 Teacher to 8 Children. A maximum of 16 children.
Our preschool offers a variety of enrichment classes for an additional fee that is paid directly to the outside company. On Monday mornings Soccer Shots of Orange County offers an indoor soccer class.The dance company, Webby, is here Wednesday mornings to provide instruction for ballet, jazz and tap class. Watch for our upcoming classes!
Upon enrollment, parents can sign their child up for preferred classes. A free trial class is offered prior to enrollment.
All classrooms participate in a weekly chapel time.
Our program provides a learning environment for your child that is conducive to mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual nourishment. We offer a home like atmosphere where children are cared for in a safe and relaxing environment.
The Navigators (K-2nd grade) and The Explorers (3rd-6th grade) are separate classes that each offer engaging lessons and activities for each age group.
We promote the development of a positive self-concept, respect and acceptance of self and others in a safe, loving environment.
We nurture and foster the formation of the family and the broader community in which we live.
The Explorers and Navigators program offers children a nutritional snack every day that consists of fresh fruit, vegetables, crackers, yogurt, cereal, etc…
We also offer the children the opportunity to prepare their own snacks like pretzels, grilled cheese, muffins, etc…
We offer well equipped work areas where students can focus on their homework. Our supportive staff ensure that the students have assistance when needed and that the work area is a positive environment for learning.
Activities include: art, science, games, music & movement, creative drama, cooking, animal care, and other outdoor activities.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:35pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
The Explorers and Navigators staff walk with the students and safely guide them across the street from Newport Elementary School.