Parents participate in one class a week. On other class days, parents are welcome to to drop off and enjoy their free time or stay and spend extra time with their child.
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 available. Spare clothing is provided if an accident happens.
Note: Some changes have been made to the age ranges and class schedule for the 2023-2024 School Year. The age ranges are guidelines, and exceptions may be made at the discretion of the teachers and the Board.
Early Explorers (1-Day) Class
- 2022-2023: Mondays, 12:30 – 3:00 pm
- 2023-2024: Mondays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Age by date of enrollment: 1 yr. 6 mo. to 2 yr. 6 mo.
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.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Age Range (by Sep. 1 of school year):
- 2022-2023: 2 yr. 6 mo. to 4 yr.
- 2023-2024: 2 yr.* to 3 yr. 6 mo.
*Lowering of 2-Day class age limit to 2 yo is pending licensing approval.
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 snack and group circle times. Children are encouraged to participate in art, science, cooking projects and field trips.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Age Range (by Sep. 1 of school year): 3 yr 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.
Age Range (by Sep. 1 of school year) & Class Times:
- 2022-2023: 3 yr. 9 mo. to 5 yr. (4 days/week, Tue – Fri, 12:30 – 3:00 pm)
- 2023-2024: 3 yr. to 5 yr. (5 days/week, Mon – Fri, 12:30 – 3:00 pm)
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.