Learn about the various classes and programs Weekday Nursery School offers
Programs & Classes
Our two year old program is focused on providing a positive initial learning experience for each child in preparation for early success and school readiness. Through games, art, interactive learning centers in math and language, and circle time our two year old children learn and grow at their own pace. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum incorporates concepts such as letters, number, colors and language skills.
Our two and a half hour program is offered two days per week and provides outdoor recess (or indoor gym time in our full size gym in inclement weather). There is a focus on the social and emotional aspects of a child’s development. This introduction to the learning process is a wonderful way for children to begin a lifelong love of learning. The program is offered from 9:00-11:30 two days per week.
The three year old class focuses on socialization, learning classroom rules and becoming familiar with the school environment. Developmentally appropriate lessons and material focus on fine motor development (to strengthen muscles and develop handwriting skills), shapes, alphabet and number recognition. There is an emphasis on literature and the children are encouraged to engage in stories and participate in discussion about the story. This will hopefully lead to a love of reading and curiosity about the world around us.
The activities in the classroom are hands-on so the children learn while participating. They may be building a volcano and watching it erupt, making applesauce or predicting if an object will sink or float. Math and science are blended into daily lessons in this way to encourage exploration and creative thinking. The three year old program is offered five days per week from 9:00-12:00.
Weekday’s four year old program is designed around the New York State prekindergarten foundation for the common core. Our goal is to introduce children to developmentally appropriate topics in science, math, literature and the arts through hands on participation. Children learn through doing and hopefully become engaged and energized in the process. Handwriting and letter recognition are stressed to prepare the children for kindergarten and their elementary school career.
The prekindergarten program is offered five days per week from 9:00-12:00 or for a longer day, from 9:00-2:00.
Young children 15 months to three years old are introduced to Weekday Nursery School in this once a week class. The young children begin to socialize, learn a classroom routine and participate in group activities if they wish with a parent by their side. The goal of the class for this age group is to provide a positive school experience so that when the children begin preschool they will know what to expect and will be ready to be independent. These classes are led by an experienced Weekday teacher. The class meets from 9:30-10:45 once per week in eight week sessions.
Special enrichment classes in Spanish and creative movement are offered during the school day depending on the child’s schedule. Expert teachers come to the school to expose the children to weekly sessions of this unique enrichment. In addition, onsite visits from Sweetbriar Nature Center, Cornell University Cooperative Extension and musicians complement the year for our students.
Weekday offers before and after care for our students beginning at 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM. The routine for this care will be structured and will include time for napping, snacks, and physical exercise and activities in math, science, music and literature. The children will be supervised by experienced teachers.
Summer Camp 2019
LED BY OUR CERTIFIED, FULLY-TRAINED PRESCHOOL TEACHERS, OUR PRESCHOOL CAMP PROVIDES A SAFE, NURTURING, AND FUN ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOUR CHILDREN WILL MAKE NEW FRIENDS, ENJOY EXCITING ACTIVITIES, AND EXPERIENCE AGE-APPROPRIATE INDEPENDENCE. CAMPERS WILL ENJOY ARTS AND CRAFTS, SINGING AND DANCING, GAMES, STORIES, SCIENCE ACTIVITIES, COOKING, NATURE WALKS, AND WATER PLAY. ALL ACTIVITIES ARE DESIGNED TO ENHANCE GROSS MOTOR SKILLS AND SENSORY EXPERIENCES AS WELL AS INCREASE INDEPENDENCE. THE GROUPS WILL HAVE ONE SPECIAL EVENT EACH WEEK, AS WELL AS A WALKING FIELD TRIP SCHEDULED EACH WEEK. CHILDREN AGES 3-6 ARE WELCOME!
6 Weekly Sessions
WEEK 1 – 6/17-6/21 – HAWAIIAN HULLABALOO
WEEK 2 – 6/24-6/28 – GAME ON!
WEEK 3 – 7/1-7/5 (NO CAMP 7/4) – LET’S GO GARDEN – BACKYARD FUN
WEEK 4 – 7/8-7/12 – CRUISING ON THE SS WEEKDAY
WEEK 5 – 7/15-7/19 – GETTING DIRTY!
WEEK 6 – 7/22-7/26 – JUNGLE BOOK
THE COST IS $250/WEEK 9-12, $325/WEEK 9-2
**4TH OF JULY WEEK IS $200 9-12, $260 9-2
ALL SIX WEEKS IS $1300 9-12, $1600 9-2
*CAMP IS BY THE WEEK
MONTHLY RATES FOR 2017-18
SESSIONS (9:00-12:00), 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS
2 DAYS/WEEK $250
3 DAYS/WEEK $350
4 DAYS/WEEK $455
5 DAYS/WEEK $505
EXTENDED DAY (9:00-2:00), 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS
2 DAYS/WEEK $340
3 DAYS/WEEK $435
4 DAYS/WEEK $540
5 DAYS/WEEK $605
TWO YEAR OLD PROGRAM – 9:00-11:30
2 DAYS/WEEK, $250/MONTH
MOMMY AND ME PROGRAM – 9:30-10:45
ONCE/WEEK, HELD IN 8 WEEK SESSIONS, $160
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE
$10 PER HOUR.
*A LATE FEE OF $10 FOR EVERY 15 MINUTE PERIOD BEYOND PICKUP TIME WILL BE CHARGED.
There is a 5% discount for Siblings or Church members.