The two-year-old children are introduced to social interaction while learning to play and share in a group situation. The children enjoy active play, art, and music. Classroom teachers place an emphasis on helping the children develop independence and a positive self concept. All activities introduced in the twos classes are developmentally appropriate. The goal of the twos classes is to help young children learn appropriate school behavior, which is essential in preparing them for academic success.
Age Requirement: Must be 2 1/2 years old by October 1; A space may be held until the child turns 2 years old with full tuition paid.
The 3-Day three-year-old children enjoy play while developing their abilities to listen and follow directions. They are introduced to colors, shapes, letters, numbers and sounds. Creativity and verbal skills are enhanced through music, art and story time. The teachers also work with the children to further develop their socialization skills, independence and self-confidence.
The 5-Day three-year-old children are challenged in the language arts (recognition of the alphabet and phonics) and basic math concepts. They explore science through hands-on activities. Children develop their fine motor skills including pre-writing skills, the pencil grip and cutting with scissors. Gross motor development is encouraged daily through play. This program is geared towards children who are ready for more of an academic challenge and need the structure of an every day school experience. Parents are discouraged from enrolling a child into this class, if the child has never been in a preschool program. All children must be fully toilet trained.
Age Requirement: Must be 3 years old by the beginning of September; Exceptions to this policy may be made based upon teacher recommendation from the previous class.
The PreK classes focus on pre-literacy and literacy skills while continuing to develop a love of learning. The children work individually and in small and large groups, while exploring math, science and history all within the context of a preschool environment. Fine motor skills are refined through writing activities and art projects. Homework can be assigned each evening when a family decides that the child is ready to begin. Phonics books are also sent home with each child, when the teachers determine the child has mastered pre-reading skills.
Age Requirement: Must be 4 years old by September 30th.
Schedule: Mon - Fri from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Kindergarten program follows the Virginia SOL guidelines for academic standards. Each day will focus on literacy development through small group guided reading and writing concepts. Our Kindergarten will encourage STEM development (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through center based learning, creative play, and individually supported instruction. Fine arts education will be broadened through classroom arts & crafts, weekly music instruction and dramatic play. Class size is limited to ten students.
Students will receive personal attention and instruction from Ms. Amy. Ms. Amy is a VA licensed elementary teacher who is National Board Certified (early childhood generalist ages 3-7) with a Masters in Education.
Age Requirement: Must be 5 years old by September 30th to follow NPS enrollment guidelines; Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Schedule: Mon - Fri from 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
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