PRESCHOOL

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Preschool Registration for 2018-19 is ongoing

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.
Application for 2 - 4 year old Program
Application for Mom & Tot Program

MOM & TOT PROGRAM

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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.

2 YEAR OLD PROGRAM

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We 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.  2018 Schedule: Thursdays and Fridays, 8:45 - 11:15 am

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.

3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM

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Children must be 3 years old by Oct. 1st. 2018. Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:45 am - 12:45 pm. Extended Day Option: beginning October 15th.

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.

4 YEAR OLD PROGRAM (PRE-K)

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Children must be 4 years old by Oct. 1st. 2018. Class meets Monday - Friday:
AM Session:  8:15 am – 11:15 am
AM Session with Lunch Bunch:  8:15 am – 12 pm 
PM Session:  12 pm – 3 pm
PM Session with Lunch Bunch:  11:30 am – 3 pm

*Children will eat lunch from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. The lunch program is an all school year program.

Academic Foundation & Growth:  The program builds on the development of such skills as: reading, comprehension, writing, math, task orientation, and general readiness of gross and fine motor skills. Social studies and science experiments and reasoning are part of the curriculum.

Character Development:  Friendships are carried on from year-to-year and continued to be formed in the classroom. Feelings, kindness and respect are being developed. The nurturing and safe classroom create a comfortable atmosphere for children to express their personalities, make decisions, learn compassion and communicate with others.

Creative Exploration:  Creativity is encouraged and developed. 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.

Kindergarten Readiness:  We encourage students to seek out information and look for facts. school. By experiencing a variety of subjects, students will grow their curiosity, love of learning and problem solving and reasoning skills. We believe in the importance of developing the whole child in early years. Through math, reading, writing, science, art and social studies exploration students will enter Kindergarten more confident and prepared.

Fine &  Gross Motor Skills: Students participate in structured and unstructured play to develop an appreciation for movement, as well as enhance their motor skill development. Students will grow fine motor skills through manipulatives and games. An emphasis is placed on coordination. Our caring teacher and aide are always available for questions and enjoy giving updates about student growth, as well as addressing any challenges.

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