Our Programs

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Toddler

Our 2-year-old program is designed for children who will be between 2 and 3 by September of the school year. The overall classroom goals are:

  •  To provide a secure atmosphere in which each child can adjust to separation from parents.
  • To provide a warm and happy environment in which each child’s physical, emotional and social needs are determined and met.
  • To provide an informal atmosphere in which each child may choose activities from a variety of age-appropriate learning areas, such as dramatic play, puzzles, instruments, etc.
  • To foster language development through stories, songs, fingerplays and through the natural conversation.
  • To help each child develop appropriate social skills such as playing together, making friends, taking turns, and increasing attention span.
  • To enhance each child’s self-image and sense of accomplishment by encouraging independence and the development of appropriate self-help skills such as self-feeding, assisting in taking care of toileting needs, recognizing belongings and assisting in dressing as needed.
  • To foster self-control in each child using positive techniques such as modeling, encouraging expected behaviors, redirecting and setting clear limits.
  • To assist families with toilet training needs, based on the individual child’s willingness and abilities.

We offer:
2, 3, 5 Part Day Programs ( 9:00AM – 11:30AM )
2, 3, 5 Full Day Programs ( 6:30AM – 6:00PM )

Breakfast is served if your child arrives before 8:15 at no additional charge

Preschool

Our 3-year-old program is designed for children who are 3 by September 1st of the school year. The overall classroom goals are:

  •  To provide a secure atmosphere in which each child can adjust to separation from parents.
  • To provide an informal atmosphere in which each child may choose activities from a variety of age-appropriate learning areas, such as dramatic play, puzzles, instruments, etc.
  • To foster language development through stories, songs, fingerplays and through the natural conversation.
  • To help each child develop appropriate social skills such as playing together, making friends, taking turns, and increasing attention span.
  • To enhance each child’s self-image and sense of accomplishment by encouraging independence and the development of appropriate self-help skills such as self-feeding, assisting in taking care of toileting needs, recognizing belongings and assisting in dressing as needed.
  • To plan activities that will help each child begin to develop readiness skills and concepts in a relaxed environment.
  • To introduce math, science, and social study concepts.
  • To foster self-control in each child using positive techniques such as modeling, encouraging expected behaviors, redirecting and setting clear limits.

We offer:
2, 3, 5 Part Day Programs ( 8:45AM – 11:45AM )
2, 3, 5 Full Day Programs ( 6:30AM – 6:00PM )

Breakfast is served if your child arrives before 8:15 at no additional charge

Pre-Kindergarten

We offer 2 Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. Each class is designed for children who are 4 by September 1st of the school year. The overall goals of each class are:

  • To provide a secure atmosphere in which each child can adjust to separation from parents.
  • To provide an informal atmosphere in which each child may choose activities from a variety of age-appropriate learning areas, such as dramatic play, puzzles, instruments, etc.
  • To foster language development through stories, songs, fingerplays and through the natural conversation.
  • To help each child develop appropriate social skills such as playing together, making friends, taking turns, and increasing attention span.
  • To enhance each child’s self-image and sense of accomplishment by encouraging independence and the development of appropriate self-help skills such as self-feeding, assisting in taking care of toileting needs, recognizing belongings and assisting in dressing as needed.
  • To plan activities that will help each child begin to develop readiness skills and concepts in a relaxed environment.
  • To foster self-control in each child using positive techniques such as modeling, encouraging expected behaviors, redirecting and setting clear limits.
  • To expose children to literature based curriculum that fosters pre-reading and writing skills.
  • To expand on existing math, science, and social study skills.
  • To plan activities and present information in a context that will build upon each child’s experiences and knowledge and broaden their sense of awareness.

We offer:
2, 3, 5 Part Day Programs ( 8:45AM – 11:45AM )
2, 3, 5 Full Day Programs ( 6:30AM – 6:00PM )

Breakfast is served if your child arrives before 8:15 at no additional charge

All our classrooms provide a balance of individualized, small group, and large group activities. All classes go outside daily, weather permitting. Our classroom teachers provide assessments 3 times a year, with conferences offered at least twice, or as requested. If you have concerns about your child’s social/emotional, behavioral, or physical development please feel free to discuss this with your child’s teacher or the center director. We are here to help.

William Penn Center Preschool is an Equal Opportunity Childcare Provider