Classes & Hours

Preschool:

Classes for 3-year old children have a maximum of 12 students. Children must be 3 years old on/or before Sept. 1 of the school year, and potty trained before school starts in August.

  • 2 days a week, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Tuesday and Thursday
  • 3 days a week, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • 5 days a week, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Monday through Friday

Classes for 4-year old children have a maximum of 18 students. Children must be 4 years old on/or before Sept. 1 of the school year.

  • 5 days a week, 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday

**Our 4-year old program qualifies for Florida VPK funding**

Children enrolled in our Afternoon Enrichment Classes are dismissed at 2:00 p.m.

Kindergarten:

Small class sizes in our Kindergarten (K5) allow our students to interact and receive important individual attention in a comfortable environment. Curriculum in Reading and Math emphasizes each student’s individual needs. Extended
curriculum in Art, Literature, Science, Social Studies, and Music Appreciation are each taught by specialists with an emphasis on hands-on learning. Highlights of the year include the children’s live nativity at our annual Christmas Program, the Student Opera, and a special graduation ceremony and presentation of diplomas.  Florida Tax Credit “Step Up For Students” scholarships are accepted for K5 students.

Classes for 5-year old children have a maximum of 16 students. Children must be 5 years old on/or before Sept. 1 of the school year.

  • 5 days a week, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.      

Child Care:

Classes for students turning 3-years old Sept. 2 through Feb. 28 meet on Tuesday and Thursday, 8:45a.m. – 11:45a.m.
Our parents enjoy the flexibility of our drop-in child care for children between the ages of 1 and 3. Children registered in our Kindergarten, PreK-4 or PreK-3 classes are welcome to use child care for an additional per hour charge. Children must be 1 year old on/or before Sept. 1 of the school year.
  • Drop in hours, 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

(15 hrs/per mo. required)

If your child is registered in our 3, 4 or 5-year old classes, enrollment in Child Care is included with your registration fee. You are under no obligation to use this service, but may do so at any time during operating hours on a drop-in basis. Hourly child care fees will be applied based on usage. Children may be enrolled only for our VPK qualified classes and are not required to register for additional services.

The Early Childhood Center reserves the right to alter classes depending upon our registration.

The first day of the 2017-18 school year for students ages 1 year through 4 years is Monday, August 28 and school continues until the Friday before Memorial Day. The school is closed during the summer, but the office remains open from 10:00 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Enrichment

Our afternoon Enrichment program is for students enrolled in our PreK-4 classes. Enrichment students “travel around the world” as they learn about other countries, cultures and traditions through art, drama, cooking, literature, music and movement. Children enrolled in Enrichment bring a lunch from home and join our teachers for fun activities designed to expand the classroom curriculum. Enrollment for Enrichment classes is first-come, first-served beginning at our annual registration.

 

Questions? Please call the Preschool Office at (813) 963-0356.