Preschool Open House: Friday February 22nd from 10 -12
The Springwater Preschool is a tuition-based program housed on the campus of Springwater Environmental Sciences School. Although we are not part of the charter,we are a part of their community and work in direct collaboration with the school. Our enrollments are based on a first come, first served basis and are open to the public. Families who would like to join the K-8 charter school are still required to follow SESS enrollment policies.
Our classes are a mixed age grouping with three to five year olds. Each class has a maximum size of 14 students with 2 teachers making an optimal ratio of 1:7.
The program is open four days a week from 9 am until noon.
Schedule and Tuition
Enrollment options are: Mon/Wed, Tues/Thurs or Mon – Thurs. Tuition is $160 a month for either two day option or $320 for the four day option. There is a $75 fee due at the time of registration. This fee serves as both your supply fee and ensures your spot for the fall.
Registration for 2012-13
Enrollment will begin for the 2012-13 year on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the school to inquire if space is available for the current year.
We believe that play is the work of the child. Children construct their own ideas and theories about their world through playful inquiry, social interaction and experimentation. They learn much more through hands-on experiences than they do from an adult’s verbal explanation or demonstration.
Curriculum and Philosophy
The curriculum is emergent, project based and constructive. This means that classroom themes and projects often emerge from the children’s interests. The teacher joins the child in creating a back and forth relationship – both teaching and learning from each other. Learning becomes a partnership developed by the teacher, the child, and their family. The longevity of a project is as individual as the child and the group of children. A project could last a day, a week, or an entire school year. There will be multiple projects some standing alone and others woven together throughout the year. The opportunities are endless, and the outcomes – rarely predictable. All have proven to be meaningful learning strategies.
Teachers observe and plan carefully to provoke, enhance and extend children’s learning. You will see this in the classroom’s environment, in the rich materials offered in all areas of the classroom, and in the teacher to child interactions. We feel this is the best approach to teaching the whole child in each area of development: social, emotional, cognitive, and physical.
It is important to us that we provide children with many languages to express themselves creatively and artistically. By languages,we mean art mediums and manipulative type objects or materials to build and construct with. In our classroom there will be many opportunities for children to work with open ended results in mind. We are firm believers that the value lies in the process not the product.
It is our goal that each child leaves our classroom with the desire to learn, the confidence to ask questions, and the will to seek the answers as a lifelong learner. This strong educational foundation will lend them the best tools possible to ensure success as they enter their next academic setting.
For further information, please contact Stephanie Dodge at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Preschool Web Site for more information.