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Program Highlights

 

  • 5 Star Rating from Step Up To Quality
  • Nationally Accredited by NAEYC
  • Kindermusik and Gymnastics included in curriculum & tuition
  • A Universal Pre-Kindergarten Site!
  • Reggio Philosophy
  • Small Class Size
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Accepting Children 3, 4, and 5 years old

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Download our 2015-2016 Class Schedule to find a class that fits your family's needs-

2015-2016 Class Choices (download)

 

 

What is PreK?

"Preschool":  We define preschool as a class that is shorter (in length of time or number of days met) than our PreK sessions.  These classes move slower than the PreK because they are traditionally filled with new students.  We concentrate on social skills, learning how to make choices, problem solve and make friends.  Children between the ages of 3 and 5 can enroll in preschool classes.

 

"PreK" (Pre-Kindergarten):  We define PreK as our classes that move quicker and go more in-depth to project work.  These classes meet more days and may meet a little longer each day.  Children in these classes will go to kindergarten the following school year.  Typically, these children have been in preschool for a year or two.  These children are independent problem solvers who are quickly moving past the "adjusting to school" period and jump into long studies on topics and projects.

 

 

Class Name     Days Met Times Met Cost
Grasshopper Class   Thursday & Friday 9:00- 11:00am

$155/mth

After UPK $103.85

Squirrel Class Monday- Tuesday- Wednesday 9:00- 11:00am

$210/ mth

After UPK $140.70

Cardinal PreK Class Monday- Tuesday- Wednesday-Thursday 12:30- 3:00pm

$250/ mth

After UPK $167.50

Dragonfly PreK Class Monday- Tuesday- Wednesday- Thursday 9:00- 11:00am

$250/ mth

After UPK $167.50

Blue Jay PreK Class Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday 12:30- 3:00pm

State Funded- ODE

See income/ family size chart 

Salamander Class Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday 9:00- 11:30am

State Funded- ODE

See income/ family size chart 

Blue Heron PreK Class Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday 12:30- 3:00pm

State Funded- ODE

See income/ family size chart 

 

 

 

Imagine a school...

 

 

  •  where children create the curriculum
  •  where teachers do not give answers, but help children find them
  • where nature is valued
  • where children are seen as capable of learning on their own
  •  where families are valued
  •  where children learn through THEIR learning style (hands on, visual, auditory, through movement, etc.)

Not all babies start babbling words and sounds at the same time or learn to crawl at the exact same age.  Children grow and develop at their own, individual pace.  This continues throughout childhood and is respected at Parma Preschool.

When some children start preschool they know the whole alphabet and can write their name.  Others cannot even hold a pencil.  Why then, would we assume that all children need to be taught the letter A at the same point in the school year?

 

We don't teach like that.

Preschool is much more than ABCs and 123s... it's learning to get along with peers, share, be kind and respectful to others.  It is learning to be healthy and active.  It is learning how to problem solve, negotiate, figure things out and make choices; not just being told what to do, how to do it and when!  

We follow the children's lead, meet them where they are at and help them reach the next level in their development.  Teachers study and utilize the Reggio Philosophy in their everyday teaching.

 

 

 

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