PANDAS

3 months - 30 months | Infant/Toddler & Me

These classes are for children ages 3 months and up and attend with their parent or other caretaker. Following Green Beginning's non-judgmental approach rooted in RIE* ideas, parents and caretakers are provided with a safe, rich, and supportive community to share in parenting experiences and receive invaluable guidance and tools to use in their parenting journey. All classes include floortime, parenting discussions, education in RIE philosophy, and more!

We offer both infant classes and toddler classes. The infant classes are geared towards children who are not yet walking, while the toddler classes are geared towards children who are able to walk on their own. 

Please note that the Infant/Toddler & Me program is open to the community and it does not follow the same admission process as the preschool. Parent-and-Me classes run from September through June.  All parents pursuing preschool enrollment must attend a preschool tour even if they are currently enrolled in this program. 

*RIE= Resources for Infant Educarers

 

Infants | 3 months +
Monday | 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Younger Toddlers | 12 months - 18 months
Friday | 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Older Toddlers | 19 months +
Wednesday | 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


BUMBLEBEES & POLAR BEARS

2 years - 2 years and 11 months

The Bumblebees class is for children who are between the ages of 2 years - 2 years and 11 months. This class offers a great opportunity to gently introduce your child to preschool. The Bumblebees and Polar Bears meet Monday- Friday 9:00am- 12:00pm. Hours can be extended until 1:30pm by adding our optional extended program may choose 2, 3 or 5days per week. The 2-day option meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays; the 3-day option meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Home visits are offered as an optional part of the program for first-time preschoolers to ensure a successful and smooth transition into the program. Children do not need to be potty-learned; potty learning is offered as part of this class. Children who signs of readiness will be given the proper support and encouragement.

 

Bumblebees or Polar Bears | 2 years - 2 years and 11 months
Monday - Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


BLUE JAYS & SEA LIONS

3 years by August 1st

This class is for children who are at least 3 years old by August 1st. The class meets Monday- Friday from 9:00am- 12:00pm. Parents may choose 2, 3, 4, or 5 days options. The 2-day option meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays; the 3-day option meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 4-day enrollment is limited and depends on availability. Hours can be extended until 1:30pm by adding our optional extended program or until 3:30 by adding the Spanish Immersion program.  Potty learning will be introduced and encouraged for children who are ready to move beyond diapers.

 

Blue Jays or Sea Lions | 3 years
Monday - Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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PEA PODS

3 years and 6 months - 6 years

This is our older preschool program for children who are 3 ½ by August 1st. This class provides a nurturing and challenging environment with a stronger academic focus. This class meets Monday- Friday from 9:00am- 12:00pm. Children must be enrolled in all five days. The morning program can be extended until 1:30pm by adding our optional Extended Day Program or until 3:30 by adding the Spanish Immersion Program. Pea Pods who are four years old by August 1 also participate in the Developmental Kindergarten program five afternoons a week. 

 

Pea Pods | 3 years and 6 months - 6 years
Monday - Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAM:

LOS KOALITAS

2 years -

The Spanish Immersion program is for children ages 2 and up. This class meets Monday through Friday from 12:30pm- 3:30pm. Children who are enrolled in our morning program may also enroll in the Koalitas class in the afternoons.  Enrolling all five days is strongly recommended for families who want their child to gain fluency and mastery of the language. Children will be immersed in a cultural preschool experience through music, art, movement, storytelling, and other meaningful day-to-day activities.

Due to the hours of this program, it will only be available to children who do not nap. The program will be available to children who are enrolled in the morning program as well as to those who are not. For children who are enrolled in the morning program, discounted rates will be offered if adding the Spanish Immersion class. 

The program will be a true immersion; this means that the children will be spoken to only in Spanish while in class. Studies have shown that it's during this critical age that preschool children are able to absorb a second language with ease. Mastering the language will depend on the type of learner your child is and his/her exposure to the language. There are two main types of language learners: simultaneous and sequential.

A simultaneous learner is a child who has exposure to both languages at home. A child who has been cared for by someone who speaks the languages since he/she was born and is spoken to consistently will most likely be this type of learner. This child can most likely decode and switch from one language to the other without having to "translate" or put forth additional mental effort.

A sequential learner is a child who has had very little or no exposure to the second language. This child will learn his/her primary language and master it first, and then will make the necessary adaptations to accommodate a second vocabulary as well as the syntax (grammar) of the new language. This child will usually take a little longer to be able to produce the second language because he/she is processing one language first and then the second one. However, if exposed at an early age he/she will be able to master it and produce it the same as a simultaneous learner.

 

Las Koalitas | 2 years & up
Monday - Friday | 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

KNITES

"Kids' Night In......Parents' Night Out"

Green Beginning Community Preschool strongly believes that parents of young children need personal time away from their children to enjoy 'grown up' activities.  GBCP's KNITES program lets parents enjoy a guilt free evening to themselves as their children have a blast playing with their friends and teachers at GBCP.  The children will enjoy games, stories, music, movies, and more! We will provide a yummy dinner and then get the children ready for a fun slumber party right here at school!  Guaranteed fun!

Children should bring pajamas, a sleeping bag and pillow, a toothbrush, and if wanted, a comfort object such as a stuffed animal or blanket.  

This event is from 5:00-10:00 pm.  

Click here to download the 2016-17 flyer for KNITES dates

 


                         CAMP PROGRAMS

Spring Camp 2017: We will be offering a short but exciting Spring Camp during spring break this year.  Camp is open for new and current GB students as well as for children in the community.  It is for children ages 2-6.  The camp will be offered April 10th - 13th  from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each day.  Children may attend all 4 days or sign up for individual days. 

*EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS ON MARCH 9TH*

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Summer Camp 2017: Summer camp will take place from June 26th - July 14th.  Camp hours are from 9:00 - 2:00 and is open for new and current GB students as well as for children from the community.  Children can sign up for 2, 3 or 5 days per week.  

*EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS ON MAY 14TH*