Enrichment Classes

An array of challenging and fun enrichment classes are available to enrolled children. These classes offer more opportunities to explore a particular interest, and are a great opportunity to expand your child’s preschool experience.

All classes are run by either our own teaching staff or experienced instructors from the community. Spaces are limited, so sign-up early.

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Alphabet Soup

A reading program structured with the developmental capabilities of 4 and 5 year olds in mind. The children are trained in phonemic awareness and phonics and will learn to hear the distinct sounds contained in words, recognize the position of each sound, and associate these sounds with specific letters. They will learn to distinguish between long and short vowels and learn when to use them when reading, group individual sounds to form consonant, vowel, consonant words (cvc) words, learn sight words, be introduced to common blends and vowel teams and learn to love reading! The children will make take home vowel puppets, play games, sing songs, “write” with alphabet blocks, make arts and crafts projects, and read take home books.

Amazing Athletes

Provides a unique and fun-filled sports program that incorporates physical fitness, muscle tone and gross motor skills while learning and playing baseball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, hockey, football, lacrosse, golf and tennis. Fun, confidence-building, teamwork and sportsmanship are all objectives of this action-packed program.

Bits and Bytes (Computers)

Designed to develop basic computer literacy and introduce the children to educational programs and games of varying degrees. The software is challenging and age appropriate with a variety of colorful graphics which will stimulate the senses as well as encourage analytical and creative thinking.

Flip Flip Hooray!

Supports motor skill development with a clear emphasis on the joy of movement for children. Additionally, it focuses on whole body exercise, including development in strength, flexibility and coordination, while promoting healthy choices and self-confidence. Classes are structured, but not rigid, so that children can channel their physical energy while learning to socialize with other students in a safe, fun environment.

Green Thumbkins (Gardening)

This gardening class introduces children to basic gardening skills by managing the school’s flower and vegetable garden. Children will learn the importance of maintaining their surrounding natural environment, as well as the tools needed to become successful gardeners of their own. They will be taught environmental stewardship, science education and enhance their personal growth/social skills, discuss nutrition and health, as well as implement practical living skills in a fun and cooperative environment.

Little Rockstars!

Now included for all children ages two and up! Little Rockstars Introduces children to many different instruments, from chimes to a trumpet. Additionally, the program provides opportunities for hands-on learning experiences with an assortment of rhythm instruments. Children will also discover music notes, learning the names and rhythms of each instrument. You can see Mr. Aaron (teacher/owner) featured on Nick, Jr.

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Math)

Familiarize your child with basic math concepts that serve as the precursor to math in elementary school and that are aligned with the standards and goals contained in the California Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Foundations. The intent is to show the children that math is all around them, can be seen in everyday applications and is fun. The class is hands on and is meant to be thought provoking. A primary focus is the number line which is the precursor to understanding addition and subtraction. Other areas of focus include math vocabulary, reasoning (i.e.extrapolation) and number sense. The concepts are presented through use of manipulatives, songs, games, and arts and crafts. Importantly, the class is taught in spiral fashion; each of the themes is introduced and then reviewed and expanded upon throughout the rest of the year following the natural development of children over time.

Ready, Set, Sign! (Sign Language)

This sign language class offers children the benefits of learning American Sign Language in a relaxed and fun environment. The instructor will utilize a combination of hand signs and spoken words in a variety of activities to maximize the learning experience of each child. She will also incorporate basic signs into literacy activities, song, dance and games. Among its many benefits, sign language also supports the learning and development of literacy, specifically vocabulary, reading ability and spelling proficiency, communication and second-language learning. Sign language also provides preschoolers with a multisensory experience that enhances their acquisition and retention of information. Furthermore, children will explore concrete and appropriate ways to express emotions through sign.

Science Explorers

Develop your child’s interest in science with this hands-on, interactive class! Each week children will conduct a different science experiment. The instructor will introduce children to the scientific method by making predictions, analyzing and recording their results. Topics to be explored include the senses, simple chemistry, force and motion, magnetism and weather. Children will develop skills such as communicating ideas, observing, measuring, predicting and classifying.

Viva Español! (Spanish)

Designed to introduce children to basic words, colors, numbers 1-20, animal names and greetings. The program offers a basic foundation of the Spanish language while accommodating returning students with more challenging concepts. A variety of media such as songs, flash cards, literature and visual aids further enhances this program.

Webby Dance

Provides age-appropriate instruction in tap dance, pre-ballet, creative movement and tumbling. Children are taught various dance techniques while using fun props like maracas, pom-poms, and tambourines. With over 200 dances in the curriculum, children are regularly introduced to new and exciting routines, and they get to present these routines at semi-annual dance recitals!

Yoga Buddies

During Yoga Buddies children will unwind and discover their inner-selves. Children will learn breathing techniques, stretching, basic yoga poses and meditation methods. The class will focus on and enhance balance and body strengthening. The instructor will incorporate yoga techniques into storytelling and poetry, as well as introduce children to various types of instrumental music. Yoga has many personal benefits such as reducing stress, increasing focus, fostering the development of empathy, calming the mind and body and supporting overall well-being. Once children learn yoga breathing techniques they will be able to utilize this skill in all areas of their lives.