2-Year Old Preschool Class
The 2 year old program is a fun, supportive introduction to school. Learning is drawn from various art experiences, cooking, music, dramatic play and games. Language development and socialization are the primary focus during this first formal year of schooling. All of this takes place in an environment where children feel safe and secure. The 2 year old class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children must be 2 years of age no later than August 31st to enter the program. Children need not be potty trained to be accepted into the program. This class is limited to 25 students and is staffed with 5 teachers.
3-Year Old Preschool Class
The 3 year old program encourages further development of social relationships and intellectual growth. Learning activities become more focused and structured. This is accomplished through both fine and gross motor skills activities in both large and small group settings. The 3-year-old class meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children must be 3 years of age no later than August 31st to enter the class. This class is limited to 25 students and is staffed with 5 teachers.
Pre-Kindergarten Preschool Class
The Pre-K program is for 4-and-5-year-old children. Its primary goal is to prepare students for Kindergarten. Concepts introduced in the 3-year old program are further developed. There is also the formal introduction of letters and numbers, as well as early reading, writing, and math skills. The Pre-K class meets Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children must be 4 years of age by August 31st to enter the class. This class is limited to 25 students and is staffed with 5 teachers.
Transitional Kindergarten Class
The T-K Class is for 4-and-5-year-old children who need to complete a second year of Pre-K before entering kindergarten. The T-K curriculum is independent of that done by the Pre-K students and is an extension of what was learned the year before in our pre-K class. The T-K students spend a majority of their day interacting with the entire group but do have separate learning/activity times with second year students only. Concepts worked on during the T-K year include further fine motor development, writing letters, numbers, and shapes, emergent reading and writing skills, and early math concepts. The T-K class meets as a part of the Pre-K class, Monday through Friday, from1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and is offered to both continuing Tiny Giants Pre-K students and students from outside programs.
Tiny Giants Preschool offers an extended lunch time hour for students enrolled in the pre-K class who have a younger sibling enrolled in either the 2s or 3s Preschool Class. Lunch Bunch is intended to eliminate a mid-day drop-off for families with more than one child in our preschool classes and is only offered on the days that the younger sibling attends school. Families must provide a lunch from home and children will enjoy outside playtime, stories, and music and movement during their extended stay with us.
Full-Time Preschool Program-Daycare
Daycare includes both organized and self-directed activities under the watchful eye of a dedicated and caring staff. All children enjoy ample outdoor playtime daily. Services are available on either a part-time or full-time basis and are offered in conjunction with age-related pre-school classes. The daycare is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The program accepts up to 18 children ages two to five years old and has 3 full-time caregivers.