Blues Class

Older preschoolers continue to develop their verbal skills through cooperative play, negotiation and problem solving. Dramatic play becomes more elaborate as a result of their increased social and community experiences. As awareness of the printed word increases, children experiment with writing and reading.  At this age, the child is working toward being an independent person. He/she easily navigates his/her school and home environments. The adult can be seen more as a facilitator than as an active participant in a particular activity or event. The 3.5 and 4 year-olds enjoy socializing and will be seen making more sophisticated choices and friendships. This is the beginning of the school-age experience.  The children go on about 7-10 field trips during the school year. 

For the 2017-2018 school year:  

Children with birthdays between 10/1/12 - 3/31/14 are eligible. 

The Tuition is $2916 for the school year, broken down to $324 per month.

This class meets on Monday through Thursday from 9:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. The teacher is Mrs. Erdman (Blues) and the teacher's aide is Mrs. Hamal (Blues/Reds Aide)

The maximum enrollment for this class is 16 children.  There are always two adults in the classroom, the teacher and an aide or a parent making the adult to child ration (1:8).  Parents with a child in this class co-op in the school approximately 12-14 times during the school year.  Parents are also asked to drive on 2-3 field trips.  The Blues and Reds Class classes interact during the day, and therefore the ratios for these two classes vary from 1:6 to 1:8.

Typical Schedule:

9:15 -- Arrival


9:30 -- Morning meeting: calendar, weather, plans for the day

9:40 -- Center time; music; special guests, etc.

10:50 -- Clean up; snack time; finger plays

11:30 -- Outdoor play

12:00 -- Story time

12:15 -- Dismissal