Program Details

Operational Hours for the 2017-2018 school year will be from 7:30 am-6:00 pm.
Early Bird 7:30-9:00 am
Preschool Classes 9:15-12:15 pm
Panda Cubs/Bears After Care 12:30-3:30
Penguins/Sting Rays/Dolphins After Care 3:30-6:00 pm

Caterpillar Class: 2 Year Old Program



Class Meets Tu/Th 9:15 am -12:15 pm

 This class consists  of 10 students with one lead teacher and one assistant teacher.  The lead teacher will send home a weekly lesson plan via email with all of the specifics about what the class will focus on for that week and any special events  that may take place.  In this class the children begin to learn the fundamentals of classroom routines, interacting with other children, sharing, following rules and being away from their parents.  For many of our students this will be their first experience in a school setting.  It is important to establish a “home away from home” for our students to help foster their love for learning and being at school.   The teachers in this classroom create a loving environment full of activities that will help the students  acclimate into their new routines.    Our play based curriculum allows children to learn how to express themselves and continually learn about their environment and themselves.   Throughout the year the class will focus on age appropriate lessons such as; shapes, colors, seasons,  introduction to the alphabet and numbers.  As an enrichment class, the Caterpillar class has a music class once a week.  This music class focuses on the fundamentals of music and  movement.

 

Honeybee Class:  3 Day 3 Year Old Program


Class Meets MWF 9:15 am-12:15 pm

This class consists of 10 students, one lead teacher and one co-teacher.  In this class the children are continuing to develop emotionally, physically and cognitively.  The classroom environment provides a safe and loving atmosphere full of enriching activities to help foster this growth in each child.  There is a strong emphasis on independence, being responsible and the children are encouraged to express themselves in a positive manner.  The classroom activities incorporate creative arts, early literacy and math concepts.   Throughout the school year the class will focus on age appropriate lessons such as; the letters of the alphabet, the sounds they make, introduction to writing, counting, basic math concepts,  the days of the week, weather, seasons and Holidays.  As enrichment, the Honeybees have music class once a week for 30 minutes and “Jump Bunch Class” once a week for 30 minutes.  Jump Bunch is an exercise class that helps the children with motor skills balance and building confidence.


Bumblebee Class: 5 Day 3 Year Old Program

Class Meets Monday through Friday 9:15 am-12:15 pm
This class consists of 12 students, one lead teacher, one co-teacher and an assistant teacher.  In this class the children are continuing to develop emotionally, physically and cognitively.  The classroom environment provides a safe and loving atmosphere full of enriching activities to help foster this growth in each child.  There is a strong emphasis on independence, being responsible and the children are encouraged to express themselves in a positive manner.  The classroom activities incorporate creative arts, early literacy and math concepts.   Throughout the school year the class will focus on age appropriate lessons such as; the letters of the alphabet, the sounds they make, introduction to writing, counting, basic math concepts,  the days of the week, weather, seasons and Holidays.  As enrichment, the Bumblebees have music class once a week for 30 minutes and “Jump Bunch Class” once a week for 30 minutes.  Jump Bunch is an exercise class that helps the children with motor skills balance and building confidence.

Lions Pre-K Class:  4 & 5 Year Old Program

Age Requirements: Must be 4 years old by 8-1-15
Class meets Monday through Friday 9:15 am-12:15 pm
The Lion program is designed for children who are just turning four or who will be turning five within the school year.  The class has 20-22 students total.  Due to the larger class size, there is one lead teacher, a co-teacher and two assistant teachers.   Our curriculum is a play-based instruction which is designed to help fully prepare your child for kindergarten success.  We have a wide range of abilities among our students, with a 1:5 ratio our teachers can modify their lessons to help meet the learning needs and styles of each individual student.   Each week the classroom teacher will email a schedule home indicating the focus of the week and the activities that have been planned around reinforcing the topic.   The first month of school is dedicated to getting to know each other and for the children to learn “All About Me”.  In the second month of school,  every week will be dedicated to an individual letter (done in alphabetical order) and will incorporate math, science, art and social studies as well.  There will also be lesson plans that are focused on certain holidays and seasons throughout the year.  Our Pre-K class is geared toward teaching and introducing the skills that students need in kindergarten.   The pre-k classes meet Monday through Friday from 9:15am-12:15pm.  Enrichment classes include Jump Bunch for 30 minutes once a week and  music class with Ms. Mae once a week for 30 minutes.

Before Care: Early Birds 7:30 am-9:00 am

After Care Session 1:
Panda Cubs/Panda Bears 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

After Care Session 2:
Penguins/Sting Rays/Dolphins
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

         Chesterbrook offers before and after care sessions in addition to the preschool classes.  Each of these sessions is divided into two groups of children, younger and older.  Each after care session offers one snack provided by the school and is play based with free choice time as well as organized activities for the children.  During the Pandas session from 12:30-3:30 pm, the younger group of children has a designated quiet/nap time from 12:30-2:30.  The older students participate in quiet time, learning centers, create projects and also participate in enrichment activities that focus on the theme of the week.  The older group enrichment schedule is: Movement Mondays, Spanish  Tuesdays, Weird Science Wednesday, Super Art Thursday and Around the World Geography Friday.   The after care session from 3:30-6:00 is divided into 3 groups.  The Penguin group is students ages 2-4, the Sting Rays are ages 4-7 and the Dolphins are ages 7-12.  Enrichment programs included in the fees are Zumba classes and Theater classes!