The Weekday School program offers half day and full day classes for children ages three, four, and five years. Through the use of Creative Curriculum, classroom teachers provide experiences for children to help lay the foundation for life-long learning and success. The West Virginia Early Learning Standards Framework (WV ELSF) is a major tool that helps teachers balance learning between Science, Math, Language and Literacy, Physical Development, Arts and Social/Emotional growth.
Classrooms are made up of two classroom teachers, sharing responsibilities of planning and teaching equally. We have small teacher to student ratios to allow for adequate instruction and care of students. Students are assigned to classes specifically by their age and developmental level.
Our half-day program runs from 7:45a.m. to 12:15p.m. Drop off is between 7:45-8:15 and pick up is between 12:00-12:15. All students have the option to participate in our carpool procedures at our preschool-specific entrance from the parking lot. Half-day learners receive instruction in center time and circle time and participate in activities on our outdoor playground or indoor playroom. Students receive a snack at 10a.m. provided by the school and those with allergies are accommodated. Students in the Weekday Program also take 1-2 field trips each school year and parents are invited to attend.
The full-day program runs from 7:45a.m. to 5:00p.m. Drop off is between 7:45-8:15a.m. and students are dismissed anytime between 3:00-5:00p.m. All students have the option to participate in our carpool procedures at our preschool-specific entrance from the parking lot. Upon the dismissal of half-day students, full-day students are served lunch as a group in our student lunchroom. Students are also served a morning and afternoon snack provided by the school where children with allergies are accommodated. Also included in the full-day schedule is one hour of rest time, additional center and instruction time, and a rotation of extracurricular activities in music and art, STEM, and gross motor.
Children in the Pre-K Program will need a backpack daily, an extra change of clothes to keep at the school, and a lovey and/or blanket for rest time (if applicable). Rest time belongings will be sent home to families on Fridays or the last day attended to be washed and returned the following week.