PRESCHOOL 18-19 REGISTRATION

Preschool 18-19 Registration

Registration for Returning Families (families with a student currently enrolled): Wednesday, January 23 - Friday, January 25, 2019 from 10 am - 1 pm at the GRCS Office, 600 Harristown Road. 

Registration for New Families: Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9 am - 11 am at the GRCS Office, 600 Harristown Road.  

The GRCS Preschool provides an environment where children, through active learning principles, will continue to grow socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. Children in our program will gain greater confidence and will develop positive attitudes toward school, teachers and their classmates, while they develop skills intended to prepare them for their future school environment. 

Our teachers engage the students in stimulating and challenging activities through various teaching methods. They are supportive of all student learning styles and developmental differences. All of our teachers are certified in Elementary or Early Childhood Education and are assisted in class by at least one experienced aide. We are the only preschool affiliated with the Glen Rock School District.

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MOM AND TOT

mom and tot
As a local pioneer in this educational program for toddlers, the Glen Rock Community School designed Mom & Tot to provide toddlers with their first exposure to a teacher and peer group in an environment that includes a parent or caregiver. This is a special time for you and your toddler. Your 18 to 24 month old is entering an important developmental stage. Speech and motor skills, and social and emotional skills are developing rapidly. Our Mom & Tot program is designed to encourage growth in these areas through play and group interaction, while providing moms or other caretakers a forum for exchange of ideas and information.

School Year 2019-2020: 
Session 1 on Fridays, beginning October 11, 2019, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Session 2 on Fridays, beginning February 21, 2019, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Central School
Cost: $400 per Session

2 YEAR OLD PROGRAM

two year old programWe believe that “play” is an essential part of the preschool curriculum. Through a variety of activity centers, children will explore, discover, develop new friendships, increase language and mathematics skills, and continue to develop large motor skills. Children must be 2 years old by Oct. 1st.  

Independence:
  This may be the first learning experience in a classroom for a child. The teacher and aide will assist the child in becoming more independent through even the smallest of tasks and activities, such as hand washing, snack time and choosing a book.

Socialization:  Friendships are formed in the classroom. Children learn to share and assimilate to group environments. The nurturing and safe classroom create a comfortable atmosphere for children to express their personalities.

Creative Expression:  Through visual and performing arts,  children have an opportunity to express and grow their creativity. Participation in drawing, painting, singing and dancing will help develop fine motor skills. Special events and visitors to the class provide additional creative instruction.

Academic Growth:  Exposure to dynamic forms of both literature and science provide opportunities for letter and number recognition. Curriculum goals are taught through thematic units, with a multi-sensory approach for instruction. Children are introduced to circle time and other structured and non-structured activities.

Confidence:  Building confidence will help the students, as this is typically the first time away from parents and caregivers. Preschoolers are creative and receptive, and our program strives to nurture and encourage these qualities in its students.

Development and Growth:  During early childhood years, growth and development are highly individual. Children are encouraged to experience the world around at their own rate, but always in positive progression. Our caring teacher and aide are always available for questions and enjoy giving updates about student growth, as well as addressing any challenges.

School Year 2019-2020:
Thursday & Friday, 8:45 am - 11:30 am
Lunch Bunch on Thursday only 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (full year commitment)
Dates: September 19, 2019 - May 29, 2019
Location: Central School
Cost for Two Days: $2000
Cost for Two Days Plus Lunch Bunch: $2600

View the 2 Year Old Program Brochure

3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM

three year old programChildren must be 3 years old by Oct. 1st

Emergent Academic Skills:
  Centers are a wonderful way to engage students and grow curiosity. Math, reading, art and science centers allow the children to explore various themes where they are exposed to words and numbers.

Inquisitive Learners:  This may be the first learning experience in a classroom for a child. The teacher and aide will assist the child in becoming more independent through various structured and unstructured activities. From choosing a book to working at their own pace, students will continue to develop their curiosity.

Social Growth:  Friendships are formed in the classroom. Sharing and conversation will assimilate the children to group environments. The nurturing and safe classroom create a comfortable atmosphere for children to express their evolving personalities.

Creative Expression:  Through visual and performing arts,  children have an opportunity to express and grow their creativity. Participation in drawing, painting, singing and dancing will help develop fine and gross motor skills. Special events and visitors to the class provide additional creative instruction.

Interpretation and Reasoning: Students are asked to interpret stories and scientific findings. Through drawing and verbal expression, students build the foundation for comprehension skills.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and continue exploration through experiments and technology. 

Development and Growth:  During early childhood years, growth and development are highly individual. Children are encouraged to experience the world around them at their own rate, but always in positive progression. Our caring teacher and aide are always available for questions and enjoy giving updates about student growth, as well as addressing any challenges.

School Year 2019-2020: 
2 Day Half Day: Thursday & Friday, 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
3 Day Half Day: Monday - Wednesday, 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
3 Day Full Day: Monday - Wednesday, 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
5 Day Half Day: Monday - Friday, 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Dates: September 16, 2019 - June 12, 2019
Location: Monday - Wednesday Central School; Thursday & Friday Coleman School

Cost for Two Half Days: $2600
Cost for Three Half Days: $3600
Cost for Five Half Days: $4800
Cost for Three Full Days: $4800
Cost for Three Full Days + Two Half Days: $7200

View the 3 Year Old Program Brochure

PRE-K (4 & 5 YEAR OLD)

pre kindergarten
Children must be 4 years old by Oct. 1st.

Academic Foundation & Growth:  Our program follows a curriculum that covers all key learning domains in a fun and developmentally appropriate way for young learners. Language arts lessons follow a balanced literacy approach to teaching reading and writing. Math lessons incorporate hands-on learning activities with the use of manipulatives. Social studies lessons focus on the students and their world around them. Science investigations include the study of apples, pumpkins, butterflies, colors, volcanos, seeds and plants.

Social and Emotional Growth:  Our classroom is child-centered and a safe environment for students to form relationships with peers and teachers. We nurture social interactions and work with students in resolving conflicts as they arise. We practice kindness, respect for others and good manners.

Creative Exploration: Creativity is encouraged and developed through open-ended play in centers. These centers include sensory table, puzzles, games, dramatic play and writing. During the course of the day, students also paint, sing and dance. Special events and visitors to the class provide additional creative instruction.

Fine &  Gross Motor Skills: Each day begins with students building fine motor manipulatives, constructing with play doh, lacing cards, cutting with scissors, building patterns with beads and so on. Gross motor skills are fostered through outdoor play and movement activities in the classroom.

Kindergarten Readiness:  Assessments of students’ learning are taken both formally and informally throughout the year. The assessments are shared with parents during conferences in the spring. Although, parents and the teacher may request a conference at any point during the year to discuss whether a child is socially and emotionally prepared to go to kindergarten. Additional time is spent on this area for extended and full day students.

When children turn 5 years old, they may attend Before and/or After Care. For additional information on the Care programs, visit Before & After Care Info.

School Year 2019-2020:
3 Day Extended Day: Monday - Wednesday, 8:45 am - 1:45 pm
5 Day Half Day: Monday - Friday, 8:45 am - 12:30 pm
5 Day Full Day: Monday - Friday, 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Dates: September 16, 2019 - June 12, 2019
Location: Coleman School

Cost for Three Days Extended: $6250
Cost for Five Half Days: $4950
Cost for Five Full Days: $8400


If your child needs extra time before starting Kindergarten and has completed a 4 year old or PreK program at GRCS or other school, please know the PreK program at GRCS is specifically redesigned to accommodate both four and five year olds. Your student can benefit from the redesigned program in addition to understanding the following:

  • The student may have a different teacher than last year, which will create a different experience. Even if they have the same teacher, the curriculum will be expanded.
  • The student body will change, and a new classroom of students brings new dynamics.
  • The student will have grown, or perhaps encountered challenges over the summer, and may be able to partake in the classroom differently than last year due to these change.

The preschool experience, is a collaborative one, which involves the parent, student, teacher and Director to make sure the student is receiving the support that they need, whether it be additional help or additional enrichment. 

View the Pre-K Program Brochure

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