Tuesday/Thursday Program- This program is designed for children that will be three years of age by September 1st of the current academic year
half-day: 9:00 am- 11:30 am
full-day: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday/Wednesday/Friday Program*- This program is designed as a full-day program for children that will be four years of age by September 1st of the current academic year.
full-day: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
* This program is intended for a full-day program to help the young learner transition smoothly into kindergarten. The program may also be offered as a half-day program for those that are interested.
Additional days and schedules are available to meet the needs of families.
Please call (401) 596-4929 for our current tuition rates and policies.
When working with young learners it is essential to believe that playing and learning can, and do, happen simultaneously. A well balanced program is not focused on the quantity of letters and numbers that the child is learning. Instead, the program seeks to engage each child by preparing quality lessons which stimulate different areas of development through hands-on learning activities that provide connections to the world in which he/she lives.
Areas of Focus: Each of these areas is given attention throughout the day. Many of these areas are experienced in combination through careful lesson planning and hands-on activities.
Language: Immersing the child in a rich language environment promotes interest in written and oral communication.
Literacy: Through exposure to various types of literature and writing experiences the child becomes connected to the written word and realizes its importance in sharing ideas.
Mathematics: Incorporating math in the classroom develops critical thinking skills and helps the child make connections to the world around him or her.
Social/Emotional: A well balanced program will promote responsibility and positive attitudes through a sense of belonging to a community.
Science/Exploration: Science is an active process encouraging the student to engage in hands-on activity. Science has many practical connections to experiences in the child’s world.
Creative Arts (Music, Movement, and Visual Arts): Encouraging self-expression through creative arts allows and encourages the child to communicate in a way that reflects his or her own learning style.
Physical Health/Safety: Gross motor activity increases the child’s confidence moving his or her body through space while improving strength, balance, coordination and body control skills. Overall healthful living and safety habits are encouraged.
Central Nursery School is committed to teaching children through truth, love and good example. We believe that each child is precious and unique and deserves the guidance and direction to become an independent and caring individual. When loving boundaries and proper role-modeling are given through the early years, self-discipline will naturally be the outcome. Children need and desire help and guidance in discovering the world around them and discovering a sense of responsibility and inner discipline. Along with the parent, our plan is to offer these children the tools needed for healthy, safe, and responsible behavior.