Classes

2020-2021 CLASS OFFERINGS


MOMMY & ME CLASS
Wednesday - 9:30-11:15

1 ½ - 2 ½ years old
Must be 18 months by August 31, 2020
$75.00/month (only a $50.00 registration fee)

Mommy and me is currently not meeting or receiving online learning but will resume when we are able to be in person.

Our Mommy and Me class is a great introduction to school. Moms, Dads or caregivers have the unique opportunity to watch their child begin to grow through school-related experiences. This class is designed to help children develop a positive attitude toward the school environment and to encourage children’s independence from Mom (and other caregivers) by participating in teacher-directed activities.  During class kids and moms will participate in center time, circle time, art exploration, snack and even recess!

OLDER 2’s CLASS
Tuesday/Thursday - 9:30-11:30
Must be 2 1/2 years old by August 31, 2020
$200.00/month  ( COVID19 Online/ Cooperative learning Tuition Modified for Sept- Dec $140 a month regular, tuition will resume when onsite learning resumes)  

(Children do not need to be bathroom independent for this class)

Our Older 2’s class is a great first “drop-off” class for those who are ready! Our goal is to provide a nurturing and stimulating first learning experience where children explore a range of activities through play focusing on all areas of development: language, cognitive, social/emotional, physical and spiritual. There is a strong focus on building social and emotional competence, on strengthening fine motor skills and encouraging receptive and expressive language skills.  We fit a lot into the two hours- morning table time, circle time, center time with many activities available, snack, recess and Music and Movement once a week.

3's CLASS
Tuesday/Thursday and optional Wednesday - 9:30-12:15 (or 1:00 pm w/ Lunch Bunch)

Must be 3 years old by August 31, 2020
$230.00/month ( COVID19 Online/ Cooperative learning Tuition Modified for Sept- Dec $140 a month, regular tuition will resume when onsite learning resumes)  
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday (adding optional Wednesday to T/TH)
Must be 3 years old by March 31, 2020
$270.00/month

Lunch Bunch: Add $20.00/month for every one day a week your child stays

In our 3’s class children are given opportunities for exploration through dramatic play, blocks, art exploration, fine motor activities, puzzles, manipulatives and gross motor opportunities.  Hands-on activities provide developmentally appropriate pre-reading, pre-math, science, creative movement and literacy experiences.  Children are introduced to the concepts of formal writing with manipulatives and begin to practice writing top to bottom, left to write using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum.  With ZooPhonics children are introduced to letter sounds, an associated animal, and a kinesthetic movement. Through play children can explore the classroom while learning to cooperatively work and play with their classmates.  The class has Chapel on Tuesdays and Music and Movement on Thursdays.

Pre-K CLASS
Monday/Wednesday/Friday and optional STEAM Thursday (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) - 9:15-12:15 (or 1:00 pm w/ Lunch Bunch)

Must be 4 years old by August 31, 2020
3 days/wk: $330.00/month
4 days/wk: $415.00/month 

Lunch Bunch: Add $20.00/month for every one day a week your child stays
( COVID19 Online/ Cooperative learning Tuition Modified for Sept- Dec $280 a month, regular tuition will resume when onsite learning resumes)  ​
Older Pre-K CLASS
Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs. - 9:30-1:00
$460.00/month

Lunch time is included in this class

( COVID19 Online/ Cooperative learning Tuition Modified for Sept- Dec $280 a month, regular tuition will resume when onsite learning resumes)  

More information about Pre-K and Older Pre-K 


**Our Kindergarten Readiness Pre-K and Older Pre-K classes focus on using developmentally appropriately practices to prepare kids for kindergarten. These two classes give kids the opportunity to play and learn through dramatic play, blocks, art exploration, fine motor activities, puzzles, manipulatives and gross motor opportunities.

Children are expected to sit for gradually longer periods of time for group activities, listen, and follow multi step directions.  Skills such as counting, letter recognition, pre-reading and writing are taught informally through games and activities, but are also introduced more formally at circle time and through small group instruction during center time. Handwriting Without Tears is used to teach letter formation and recognition. With the ZooPhonics program children are introduced to letter sounds, an associated animal and a kinesthetic movement.  Both classes have Music and Movement once a week and Chapel once a week.

All of the kids in Older Pre-K will go to kindergarten, some Pre-K kids will do an Older Pre-K year.

Pre-K and Older Pre-K Differences
Pre-K
Monday/Wednesday/Friday optional STEAM Thursday (Science, Technology, engineering, art, math exploration)
9:15-12:15 (optional Lunch Bunch until 1:00)

Most kids in Pre-K will go to Kindergarten, a few might do an Older Pre-K year
Pre-K STEAM THURSDAY

*Science, engineering, and art based curriculum and centers

*Additional math critical thinking activities

*Expanded time exploring, observing, building and getting dirty!

Older Pre-K
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
9:30-1:00 (Lunch time including in the morning)
All of the kids in the Older Pre-K class will go to kindergarten and most of our Pre-k kids will as well (a few might do an Older Pre-K year)
Kids in Older Pre-K are proportionally 5 months older than kids in Pre-k



Special Programs
Chapel
As a Christian preschool, we focus on teaching about God’s unconditional love for us and the world He created.  Each week students will have a chapel time.  Students will learn a Bible story, sing Bible songs and learn how the Bible stories relate to their lives.
 
Music and Movement
During this class, students are exposed to various musical instruments and forms of music.  Students will use their bodies for creative movement and use sign language while singing.

Lunch Opportunities
3's and Pre-K

Students in the 3’s and Pre-K classes are given the opportunity to extend their day by staying for Lunch Bunch. Students eat lunch, plus have additional time for center exploration and outside playtime.  Classes are usually combined for Lunch Bunch depending on numbers. 

Add $20.00/month for every one day a week your child stays
Students have the option to stay for Lunch Bunch daily, one time a week, or on a drop-in basis. 

Older Pre-K

Students in Older Pre-K will have lunch embedded in their morning


Reminders:

  • All children must be the required age for each class 
  • Children must be bathroom independent to attend the 3's, Pre-K and Older Pre-K classes.
  • We are a peanut and tree nut free school.
  • All students must be up to date on age appropriate immunizations. **No immunization exceptions allowed**
  • ​Our school is available to all children regardless of religious affiliation, race, color, national or ethnic origin.



Due to COVID 19 we are starting our year introducing our Online/ Cooperative learning program. As you can see the tuition has been lowered for Sept- Dec. We hope to be back in person in Jan 2021. Until then our teachers are hard at work putting together a curriculum that we feel will offer your children a combination of educational, fun, social, creative and spiritual learning opportunities. The classes will be meeting at least once a week for an interactive class call with their teacher and classmates to share in a modified circle time as well as a weekly packet full of crafts, learning activities and a weekly video link from our music teacher and a chapel class. We believe this is an opportunity to teach in a different way, to remind our students that while we can't be together in person we are never far apart and when we have each other we have everything.

If you would like to find out more about SHLP please email me. 

Becky Kleinknecht 

​Director