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2s Class

Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 am—12:00 pm

Class Goals: The goals of the Two’s class are to introduce children to a social environment where they are guided to 1) develop social-emotional skills, 2) separate from their parents, and 3) be acclimated to a school environment.

Child to Adult Ratio: 1 adult for every 3 children

Maximum Class Size: 8-10

Class Activities: Below are the regular classroom activities for the 2s class. Some of these activities occur daily (e.g., Story Time), others once a week (e.g., Spanish Lessons). To minimize the spread of germs and protect children with allergies, handwashing is done prior to school entry and before and after snack.

Daily ActivitiesSkills Being Developed
Free Play and ArtHands-on exploration skills
Clean Up TimeSelf-help skills
Circle TimeGroup interaction
Bathroom BreakHealth and sanitation
Snack/StorytimeLanguage and social skills
Free ChoiceSelf-exploration
Outdoor TimeLarge motor skills

In addition to these activities, our 2s class has in-house “field trips” every couple of months. In-house field trips have included visits from librarians, the “Critter Dude”, and Tim’s Gems Mobile Gold and Gem Mine.

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Doreen Bunton

2s Class Teacher

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2/3s Class

Tuesday & Friday, 9:15 am—12:15 pm

Class Goals: The goals of the Two/Three’s class are to help children in 1) growing in their continuum of separating from their parents, 2) adapting to the school routine, and 3) to provide opportunities for children to become confident and creative learners.

Child to Adult Ratio: 1 adult for every 3 children

Maximum Class Size: 8-10

Class Activities: Below are the regular classroom activities for the 2/3s class. Some of these activities occur daily (e.g., Story Time), others once a week (e.g., Spanish Lessons). To minimize the spread of germs and protect children with allergies handwashing is done prior to school entry and before and after snack.

Daily ActivitiesSkills Being Developed
Choice TimeExploration and an opportunity to focus on activities of their choice
Clean UpSocial responsibility
Group TimeListening skills, respecting peers and teachers, communicating as a group
SnackHealth and nutrition
OutdoorsSocial and large motor skills
Music/StoryDramatization, movement, and language skills
Spanish/LanguageExposure to another language and culture

In addition to these activities, our 2/3s class has in-house “field trips” every couple months. In-house field trips have included visits from librarians, the “Critter Dude”, and Tim’s Gems Mobile Gold and Gem Mine.

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Ellie Griffin

2/3s Class Teacher

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3s Class

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:30 am—12:15 pm

Class Goals: The goals of the Three’s class are to help children in 1) growing in their continuum of separating from their parents, 2) adapting to the school routine, and 3) to provide opportunities for children to become confident and creative learners.

Child to Adult Ratio: 1 adult for every 4 children

Class Activities: Below are the regular classroom activities for the 3s class. Some of these activities occur daily (e.g., Story Time), others once a week (e.g., Spanish Lessons). To minimize the spread of germs and protect children with allergies handwashing is done prior to school entry and before and after snack.

Daily ActivitiesSkills Being Developed
Choice TimeExploration and an opportunity to focus on activities of their choice
Clean UpSocial responsibility
Group TimeListening skills, respecting peers and teachers, communicating as a group
SnackHealth and nutrition
Outdoor PlaySocial and large motor skills
Music/StoryDramatization, movement, and language skills
Spanish/LanguageExposure to another language and culture

In addition to these activities, our 3s class goes on field trips every couple of months. Field trips have included going to Butler’s Orchard, Imagination Stage, and the Montgomery County Recycling Center.

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Ellie Griffin

3s Class Teacher

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4/5s Class

Monday through Friday, 9:15 am—12:15 pm

Class Goals: The goals and environment in the Four/Five’s class (pre-K) is to provide opportunities to embrace learning through creative, exploratory, and hands-on activities. Children are encouraged to be self-confident and take responsibility of their learning. Opportunities to enhance their listening and speaking skills as well as pre-reading and writing abilities are provided and participation in these opportunities is encouraged. The curriculum for the Four/Five’s class includes opportunities to develop cognitive and language skills, mathematical skills, scientific thinking, art appreciation, social/individual problem solving skills, and fine and large motor skills.

Child to Adult Ratio : 1 adult for every 6 children (sometimes 1:9 children by the spring)

Class Activities: Below are the regular classroom activities for the 4/5s class. Some of these activities occur daily (e.g., News Time), others once a week (e.g., Spanish Lessons). To minimize the spread of germs and protect children with allergies handwashing is done prior to school entry and before and after snack.

Daily ActivitiesSkills Being Developed
Meeting TimeListening, following instructions, respecting peers and teachers, communicating as a group
Free ChoiceArt exploration, fine manipulative, dramatic and social interaction, and small group activities
Clean UpSocial and community responsibility
News TimePublic speaking (Children take turns being the new moderators and call on peers to share news.)
Hand Washing/SnackHealth, nutrition, and self-help skills
Spanish/LanguageExplore another language and culture
Story TimeDramatization, prediction, recall, and sequencing
MusicRhythm and movement
Show and TellSharing, asking, inquisitive questions, group participation
Outdoor PlaySocial and large motor skills

In addition to these activities, our 4s class goes on field trips every couple of months. Field trips have included going to Butler’s Orchard, Imagination Stage, and the National Building Museum.

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Bernadine “Bernie” Occhiuzzo

4/5s Class Teacher

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