Part Day Preschool
- Philosophy Statement
The Part Day Preschool Program (PDPS) is for ages 3-5. It is designed to educate the “whole” child: physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, linguistically, and aesthetically. We strive to address the needs of the developing child and provide many educational opportunities for children to manipulate a wide variety of material as they work independently or in groups, and with their caregivers. We invite and encourage children to observe, explore, investigate, and experiment through open-ended activities and explorations of materials. We strive to create a relaxed, responsive, happy, and intellectually stimulating atmosphere. Our program is characterized by warm, positive accepting attitudes toward all children. Patterns of development are valued and respected by considering children’s differing learning styles.
- Program Details
Give your preschooler the advantage of hands-on learning adventures with the Child & Youth Services (CYS) PDPS. Our staff is trained in Teaching Strategies which enhance children’s learning of essential skills through purposeful play. We foster independence in children by allowing exploration of different experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. Our mission at the PDPS is to provide quality care for your children in this unique and nurturing setting.
The PDPS operates 5 days a week. We offer a 3 day program which runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or the 2 day program which runs Tuesday and Thursday. We have a morning session from 08:30-11:30 or an afternoon session from 13:00-16:00. We are closed for all federal holidays as well as a week in December.
3 Day Program (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
8:30am to 11:30am or 1pm to 4pm
2 Day Program (Tuesday, Thursday)
8:30am to 11:30am or 1pm to 4pm
Hours of Operation
|Monday||8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Friday||8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
|DONSAs||Normal Hours as Posted for that Day|
PDPS Program provides an opportunity for children to develop in an early learning experience. We develop and plan activities, based on careful observation, that will stimulate and engage children while they attend the program. This type of curriculum is known as “Teaching Strategies”. Each child is assigned a primary caregiver who will inform you of your child’s progress while in our program. The caregiver will monitor and provide you with monthly samples of your child’s handwriting and art. Parents are also encouraged to participate with ideas pertaining to the interests of their children as part of the curriculum. The parent participation is important to the program as it assists us in meeting the growth and developmental need of each individual child. Our program consists of a Parent Advisory Council (PAC), which meets monthly. This council works along with the staff to help ensure a successful program. All parents are welcome to join the PAC. The program has an open door policy.
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