Programs and Curriculum
Two Day Preschool: for 3 and 4 year olds (must be 3 by August 1st)
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am-11:30am
Three Day Pre-Kindergarten: for 4 and 5 year olds (must be 4 by August 1st)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30am-11:30am
Optional Two Day Enrichment: for enrolled Morning 3 Day students
Tuesday and Thursday 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Three or Five Day Kindergarten Preparatory: for 4 and 5 year olds (must be 5 by December 1st)
Monday through Friday 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm
We want the children to become enthusiastic learners. We want them to be independent, self confident, inquisitive learners. The classroom is set up with various interest areas that offer multiple opportunities for children to explore, discover and learn.
Our daily schedule includes activities in:
Literacy - Zoophonics
Science and Nature
Health and Nutrition
Large muscle and fine motor
Hand eye coordination
Cognitive (math, reading readiness, colors and shapes)
TWO day pROGRAM
Our two day program is often a child’s very first introduction to a structured school environment.
It emphasizes social/emotional development experiences in music, math, literacy, self help skills, science, nature, yoga and art.
Three day PROGRAM
In preparation for Kindergarten, the three-day program builds on the two day curriculum, by developing
reading readiness skills,
critical thinking skills,
problem solving techniques, and
FIVE DAY PROGRAM
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2019
Our new five day afternoon program is an extension of the three day program with two added days of individualized enrichment activities. Sandpiper has developed this program by looking at kindergarten readiness skill sets provided by area kindergartens. In addition to using our Zoo-phonics literacy program more extensively, the five day program allows the child to be in a structured school environment every day. It prepares children to enter full day kindergarten the following year, having grown emotionally, socially, and educationally.
Our new two day enrichment program is designed for our three day students to expand their preschool experience. Students enrolled in this program would attend the afternoon class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in addition to attending the morning class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subject to availability.