3-Year Old Class

This class is designed essentially as a first school experience. The atmosphere is warm and nurturing, a wonderful first step away from home. Children will be striving to explore their individuality while learning what a group environment is all about. The main goals for the three year-old classes are strengthening self image, exploring new materials and social relationships, becoming a participant in a group situation and learning the basic rules and guidelines of a classroom situation. As in all classes at Brush Creek, each child is encouraged and respected.

Age Requirement: 3 years old by December 1st
2 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
3 Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-12pm
Student/Teacher Ratio Average: 8:1

4-Year Old Class

This class is designed to prepare a child for kindergarten and the world around us. Children will be strengthening their social skills, sharpening their cognitive skills, self expression and independence. Skill levels in a variety of areas are identified and activities are planned to foster the strengthening of those skills. It is our ultimate goal that children finish this year with an ability to thrive in a group setting, mastery of basic skills, and an excitement for the learning process.

Age Requirement: 4 years old by December 1st
2 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9am-12pm
3 Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
Student/Teacher Ratio Average: 8:1

Curriculum

September- Making friends, self-awareness

October- Fall/leaves, Halloween, Reality/Imagination

November- Families-sharing, Thanksgiving, Harvest/plant life

December- Families and Traditions

January- Winter(weather changes, clothing), Outer space

February- Feelings and Emotions, Friendship & Love, Dental Health, Heart Health, Valentines Day

March- Wind, Growing (children, plants, etc.), St.Patrick’s Day

April- Baby Animals/Life Cycles, Spring, Garden Vegetable Planting

May- Insects, Caterpillars/Butterflies, May Day

June- Summer, Father’s Day

Brush Creek tries to maintain a low-key policy where holidays are concerned. We use holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, etc. for a basis to learn about colors, customs, different countries, etc. We do not present religious aspects or theories behind these holidays. To be fair to all diverse backgrounds, we use a non-partisan approach.

Summer School

After a one week clean up break in June, we begin our 8 week summer program. Summer sessions are held in two week segments. Special events like animal visitors, bubble days, bird rescue, etc are part of the summer program.

Flyers will be available in early Spring.