~ Mixed- aged (3-5 year-olds) Monday- Friday 9:00 - 12:00
~ Students may attend MWF, T/TH or all 5 days
~ We meet from mid-September through Mid June
~ We offer optional summer sessions (typically 3 -4 theme based weeks)
Our Sweet Peas
We take applications for children who are 3 years old by December 1st. If spaces are available, consideration will be given to children who turn 3 years old after December 1st.
All students must be toilet independent. We require full immunization.
Our main priority is social development and kindergarten readiness skills. Your child will learn to work in a group, take direction from teachers, operate successfully in a classroom environment, play cooperatively with peers and learn that school is a fun place to explore, learn and make friends.
Through a play based approach, our curriculum also covers emergent literacy skills, math, science, social studies, art, music, drama, and physical development. Though we expose children to academic concepts through play (examples: an alphabet puzzle, number bingo, making play-dough letters, counting and sorting small pieces) we are not an academically focused preschool. Most of all, we want your child to feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment so they go off to kindergarten believing that they are awesome (because they are!)
We believe that hands on, play activities are the best way to engage children in learning. Children need to explore, manipulate their environment, get messy, move, observe, touch, sing, taste, pretend, and create. We do most of our work in play-based centers. We also have small group and large group instruction time. We organize our learning topics into themes like ocean, insects, farm animals, fairy tales, colors, shapes, seasonal changes, plants, etc. We plan activities that are age appropriate and meaningful to young children.
Our Application Process
Parents are invited to complete an application form after meeting with our Director. There is a non-refundable application fee of $25.
Sweet Peas is not a cooperative program, meaning that parents are not required to work in lieu of tuition dollars. Snack is included. Tuition is paid in 10 installments, plus an annual $50 registration fee.
2020-21 Tuition rates are:
T/TH option: $1800 annual / $180 per payment
M/W/F option: $2600 annual / $260 per payment
M-F option: $4440 annual / $440 per payment