For every class option, parents are expected to participate in one class a week. On other class days, parents are welcome to stay and spend extra time with their child or to drop off and enjoy their free time. A healthy snack, including vegetables, fruit, water and milk are provided. Accommodations are made for children with allergies.
Unlike some of the other nursery schools or pre-schools out there, APPS does not require children to be potty trained to begin their pre-school experience. We support families in any stage of potty readiness with a diaper changing station and easily accessible restrooms. Further, a teacher will change your child’s diaper if you are not avilable. Spare clothing is provided if an accident happens.
The age ranges below are basic guidelines. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Board.
Early Explorers (1-Day) Class
Age by Sept. 1 of school year: 1 yr 6 mo.
This class will not be offered in the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19, but will return when it is safe to do so.
Our 1-day class is designed to introduce toddlers and their families to preschool. The class experience introduces toddlers to shared space with their peer groups and encourages parents to experience the joys and community of a Parent Co-op Preschool. The parent participants will assist in the children’s learning experience by facilitating interactions in the classroom.
Age by Sept. 1 of school year: 2 yr. 6 mo. to 3 yr. 9 mo.
In our 2-day class, preschoolers expand their experience, with the teacher and parents working together to make learning fun and enjoyable. Children have the opportunity to play indoors and outdoors. In addition to free play, in each session there are a snack and group circle times. Children are encouraged to participate in art, science, cooking projects and field trips.
Tuesday & Thursday; 9am-11:30am
Age by Sept. 1 of school year: 2 yr. 6 mo. to 5 yr.
For our 3-day class, the teacher and parents focus on facilitating the development of important social skills. In the midst of learning about friendships and resolving conflicts, we have fun exploring areas such as music, storytelling, scientific concepts, creative arts, cooking, number activities, and physical play. We gather together for circle times and snack, and go out into the world on class field trips.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 9am-11:30am
Age by Sept. 1 of school year: 3 yr. 9 mo. to 5
The Pre-Kindergarten class focuses on the developmental and academic needs of children who will be going on to Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten. Children are introduced to concepts such as “show and tell”, storytelling, beginning math and printing skills, indoor play-based theme stations and small group work. They’re encouraged to participate in art, science, music, cooking, dramatic play, and gross and fine motor activities.