Ms. Heather’s Advanced Preschool for children ages 2-3 will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The last day of the program will be Wednesday, May 19, 2021. This program will be offered four days a week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00-12:30, or a M/W or T/Th 9:00-12:30 option. There will also be optional after school classes offered from 12:30-1:30 each day. Each child will participate in developmentally appropriate activities for his or her age level. This preschool experience will emphasize growth in language and literacy, math concepts, science, social studies, arts, health and physical development, and social and emotional growth.
This private program is for children ages 2-3 years old. The Registration Fee of $200 per child is a non-refundable and non-transferable fee, which reserves your child’s spot in the program. It is used to order art supplies, a class folder, a school book bag and a school year subscription to a weekly preschool magazine. The annual tuition for the four-day program can be paid monthly in the amount of $325 for the months of September-May if all payments are made by the 1 st of every month when the monthly installment is due. The annual tuition for the two-day program can be paid monthly in the amount of $225 for the months of September-May if all payments are made by the 1 st of every month when the monthly installment is due. Absences will not result in a reduction of tuition as registration is for the full school year (9 months). Parents will be asked to pack a healthy lunch and a labeled spill-proof cup full of water only for your child daily.
Parents will also be asked 2-3 times during the year to provide a large box of crackers, cereal or other healthy snacks for the children to share as a mid-morning snack. Please provide extra diapers, pull-ups, and an extra outfit in your child’s book bag.
Your child will have the advantage of receiving a quality preschool education in a small nurturing Christian environment. Your child will be given priority when registering for other programs at Ms. Heather’s Educational Adventures. This year’s class will build a solid foundation for future educational experiences. Please let us know if you have any questions.
The program will focus on the following preschool objectives:
Obj. #1 – Children will develop skills in listening for the purpose in comprehension.
Obj. #2 – Children will learn to discriminate the sounds of language (phonological awareness – letter sounds, rhymes, poems, etc.)
Obj. #3 – Children will develop an understanding of new vocabulary introduced in conversations, activities, stories or books.
Obj. #4 – Children will develop and expand expressive language skills.
Obj. #5 – Children will begin to develop age-appropriate strategies that will assist in reading.
Obj. #6 – Children will begin to develop age-appropriate writing skills.
Obj. #1 – Children will begin to develop an understanding of numbers – (counting to 30, ordinal numbers, arrange sets of objects in one-to-one correspondence, estimation, counting, sorting and naming coins, etc.).
Obj. #2 – Children will create and duplicate simple patterns.
Obj. #3 – Children will sort and classify objects.
Obj. #4 – Children will develop a sense of space (positions, directions, distances and order) and an understanding of basic geometric shapes.
Obj. #5 – Children will learn how to use a variety of non-standard and standard means of measurement.
Obj. #1 – Children will use the processes of science to actively explore, investigate, observe and record changes in the environment.
Obj. #2 – Children will acquire scientific knowledge related to life science (life cycles, plants, animals, etc.).
Obj. #3 – Children will acquire scientific knowledge related to physical science
Obj. #4 – Children will acquire scientific knowledge related to earth science
Social Studies Development
Obj. #1 – Children will develop an appreciation of his/her role as a member of the family, the classroom and the community.
Obj. #2 – Children will develop a respect for differences in people, geographic regions and cultures.
Obj. #3 – Children will express beginning geographic thinking.
Obj. #1 – Children will explore and use a variety of materials to development artistic activities.
Obj. #2 – Children will develop curiosity, initiative, self-direction and persistence.
Obj. #3 – Children will increase the capacity for self-control.
Obj. #4 – Children will develop interpersonal and social skills for relating with other members of the learning community.
Health and Physical Development
Obj. #1 – Children will participate in a variety of gross-motor activities to develop control, balance, strength and coordination.
Obj. #2 – Children will participate in activities that foster fine motor development.
Obj. #3 – Children will understand healthy and safe living practices.
Obj. #1 – Children will learn Bible stories and songs through interactive activities.
Obj. #2 – Children will learn how to respect and love each other as they grow socially and emotionally.
Obj. #3 – Children will learn to treat others as they would want to be treated.
Obj. #4 – Children will complete simple crafts related to the Bible stories.