Play and Learn PreK

Imagine a school where your child feels safe and loved while being exposed to a stimulating education focused on exploration and learning through play and discovery.

A home away from home where your child will be nurtured while critical thinking and imagination are encouraged.

A Center where your child will learn, interact, and respect more our natural world. A space where your child will be inspired to explore, learn, and care for all living things and the environment.

We offer

  • Individualized attention
  • Small groups
  • Hands-on learning
  • Experienced teachers
  • Warm and stimulating environment
  • Research Based Curriculum
  • Play Based Nature Inspired Philosophy

This school year we are offering four different group options/times:

Group 1:9:00 to 5:30 pm
Group 2:9:15 to 3:15 pm
Group 3:9:00 to 12:30 pm
Group 4:2:30 to 5:30 pm
Early Care starts at 8:15 am

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to offer our children

  • a strong foundation for learning in the early years
  • a secure, respectful, and nurturing environment where their developmental needs are met
  • a climate of active intellectual inquiry, play, and discovery that encourages exploration and understanding of the world

We aim to

  • provide a stimulating education for students with different abilities and learning styles.
  • partner with families to nurture the whole child

We envision a school that can offer our children

  • A place to explore, learn and grow
  • An environment conducive to learning with challenging but attainable expectations
  • A variety of learning opportunities and experiences based on assessment information and the strengths, needs, and interests of the children
  • Opportunities for learning through play and to share their learning with others
  • Encouragement to think creatively, to explore and investigate, to solve problems and engage in the inquiry process

Programs

At Play and Learn PreK

  • children are encouraged to think creatively, to explore and investigate, to use their imagination, and to solve problems
  • concepts of sustainability, recycling, reusing, reducing, and conservation are integrated in the daily program and routine

Early Explorers

Especially designed for our younger children, from 3 to 12 months. We work on establishing nurturing and caring emotional connections to build trust and security. Our younger children are offered opportunities to engage and discover through play, interactive activities, and high-qualilty relationships to develop skills and practice in the areas of self awareness and self regulation (identifying feelings, expressing needs and preferences and awareness of self) , attention, fine and gross motor, and communication .

Toddlers and Preschoolers

Our whole child approach enables children to learn primarily through play and exploration, social interactions, and guided instruction.  Children learn by doing, they need many opportunities to explore and investigate.  These experiences allow children to build on their existing knowledge, create and clarify their own new understandings, and experience a variety of approaches to a problem or question.  Learning should be a joyful, natural experience.

Inclusion

We believe children of all ability levels are entitled to the same opportunities for participation, acceptance and belonging in an educational setting.

Our supportive inclusive group includes typical children and children with sensory processing and/or language delays. We provide an environment that nurtures and helps to support social-emotional development, imaginative and cooperative play (i.e. turn-taking and sharing) and communication. An initial comprehensive evaluation is used to develop an individualized plan of care for therapy and educational development, and as baseline information.

Speech and Language Therapy

We offer on site Individual and/or group Speech and Language Therapy services. We work with families to plan and implement appropriate intervention strategies in order to maximize independent functioning.

After School Homework Assistance and Tutoring

One on one and small group tutoring services and homework assistance from Pre-Kindergarten to third grade. Personalized attention can make all the difference in mastering reading and math skills. Our tutors combine personal instruction with independent learning to increase understanding and application of skills learned.

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COVID-19 Policies

To ensure the health and safety of families, children and staff, we are taking special measures including:

  • Additional hand washing,
  • Temperature checks at drop-off
  • Smaller groups
  • Children and staff are required to wear cloth face coverings at all times.
  • Additional environmental surface cleaning, including deep cleans at the start and end of each day in addition to cleaning throughout the day
  • Schedule modifications to limit interaction within groups

Preschool families and staff must notify Play and Learn PreK Director as soon as possible in the event that any member of their household(s):

• has tested positive for COVID-19
• is exhibiting symptoms of a COVID-19-like illness
• is known to have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or with COVID-19-like symptoms.