Our Day School is open year-round, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Unlike many schools, there is no additional fee for morning or afterschool care. The core of our curriculum is taught between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM each day, so we do ask that all students arrive at school by 8:30 AM.
Two snacks and a nutritious lunch are served family-style each day.
3 Year Old Program
Children in our 3 year old program engage in a daily whole group learning time, small group activities, and self-guided play as they learn about the routines of school. Children are introduced to basic concepts including colors, letters, and number recognition in age appropriate ways. Each 3 year old class has 1 teacher and 10 children. Click here for our 3 Year Old Curriculum Overview.
This program has two components, Young 3s and Older 3s. Young 3s can start school at 2.5 years old and spend time learning about what it means to go to school. Children must be fully potty trained to enroll in our Day School. Children learn about engaging with other children, follow a school routine, and grow in their independence.
Our Older 3s must be at least 3 years old upon enrollment. Older 3s focus on the academic and social skills that they will need for success in PreKindergarten.
Our PreKindergarten curriculum focuses on emergent literacy, math readiness skills, and science, social, and cultural consciousness. Phonetic awareness is presented through an array of hands-on activities throughout the year. Sorting, classifying, and grouping skills are addressed in PreKindergarten. Polishing social skills through role-play is an effective means of instilling creative conflict resolution skills, developing imagination, and encouraging creativity. In order to facilitate developmentally appropriate learning, the PreKindergarten classes participate in many self-chosen, small group activities. Classroom management techniques are in place to facilitate safe and orderly self-governance.
Our teachers use the Texas Education Agency’s PreKindergarten Guidelines to guide planning throughout the year. The goal is that every child is prepared for Kindergarten. Each PreKindergarten class has 1 teacher and 11 children.
Our Bridge Kindergarten program is designed with flexibility to allow each child to progress at his or her own level of achievement. The small class size and program structure meet the needs of children who are not quite ready socially or academically for a larger Kindergarten setting. Children who do not meet age guidelines for other Kindergarten programs may also enroll in this program. Children must turn 5 by December 1. Families with children who DO meet age requirements but desire a small setting for one more year are welcome to enroll in this program.
The Mondo Bookshop Reading Program, a comprehensive, research-based literacy program and Kathy Richardson’s Developing Number Concepts are the foundation of our curriculum. Our Kindergarten class has 1 certified teacher and 12 children. Please click here for additional details on our Bridge Kindergarten Program.