The children enrolled at Handprints Preschool are between the ages of 2 years 9 months and 5 years old.
Families already registered at the school may register for a second year starting in November. Registration for others is open on a first come first serve basis on Registration Day. Our registration procedure requires that all enrollment forms be filled out and returned prior to admission and we request that parents attend orientation with their child. A non-refundable registration fee is due with the application for enrollment. This non-refundable fee is not applied to first month's tuition payment. The Director will provide an opportunity for parents and children to visit the program and meet educators prior to enrollment.
Our school year is from mid-September through the last week of May. Children will attend preschool sessions as follows:
2 day morning session: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Tues. & Thurs.
3 day morning session: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Mon., Wed. & Fri. *
*Additional ABC Enrichment Session: 12:30pm - 2:45pm Tues & Thur.
The two day program is recommended for a first year preschool child. The three day programs are geared towards children who will be entering kindergarten the following September.
Our daily schedule consists of organized activities for both large and small groups. We design our activities to help develop fine and gross motor skills, language skills (both expressive and receptive), as well as fostering social/emotional and cognitive development. We offer math and science concepts and print awareness in a relaxed environment through numerous and varied play activities. On a regular basis your child's daily program may include: free choice in any of the offered centers, circle time, block and rug play, art, cooking, dramatic play, manipulative and table activities, sensory play, story time, snack, gross motor activities and outdoor play.