3 Year Olds:
Children must be 2 years, 9 months to enroll in our three-year-old class. The program runs from 8:30 to 11:30 Monday through Friday. There is a balance of free play time and structured, teacher-directed activities throughout the morning. Curriculum based on Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences encourages and supports the many strengths and differences of our young children. An extended day program is offered each day.
4 Year Olds:
The four-year old program runs from 8:30 to 11:30 Monday through Friday. There are as many as sixteen children in this class with two teachers. Developmentally appropriate experiences in art, music, math, science, language, as well as activities that encourage large and small motor development are provided throughout the morning, continuing to build upon those skills acquired in the three-year-old class. An extended day program is offered each day.
The Transition Kindergarten runs from 8:30 to 1:00 Monday through Friday. Traditionally, the children in this program have had two years of preschool, and turn five-years-old in the summer or fall. The class consists of children from our own four-year-old program, and children from other local programs. Children in this class continue to develop and strengthen their emotional and social skills as well as their cognitive skills, through activities such as group times, journals, and field trips. An extended day program is offered Monday through Thursday.
The Rockwell summer program runs for four weeks in June. Daily and/or weekly themes direct the daily activities, games, and crafts. Children spend most of the day outdoors (weather permitting). There are two teachers, and one or two assistants, depending on the enrollment. The program runs daily from 9:00 to 1:00.