Kindergarten Program

Our program is a full learning environment where children have the opportunity to explore the world of science, math, language arts and literature consistent with their age.

 

 Monthly themed units of Discovery

 Reader’s & Writer’s Workshops

 Literacy Centers

 Phonics and Handwriting Instruction

 Busing assistance provided by Mahopac Central School

 Licensed by Office of Children & Family Services

 Registered New York State Department of Education

       

The program operates on the Mahopac Central School calendar.

 

Full or half day classes are available  - 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Before and after school programs available


Hours of operation   7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

4-Year Old Class

The 4 year old program is a full learning environment where children have the opportunity to explore the world of science, math, language arts and literature.  We feel it is important for the child to express themselves through dramatic play, creative art, blocks, workbooks, writing and water table activities. 

 

Zoo Phonics is incorporated into our program which teaches all aspects of language arts.  The principle of Zoo Phonics maximizes understanding, memory, utilization and transferences to all areas of the reading, spelling and writing process in a playful and concrete manner.  Through the use of workbooks we develop exceptional readers and writers.

 

Daily Activities include:

 

Free play: time or the child to choose an activity they would like to do

 

Show and Tell:  time for a child to share what they would like and gain confidence in speaking to their peers and expressing themselves.

 

Circle Time:  Children come together to learn colors, shapes, days, months, numbers, letters, sounds and weather.  Daily discussions on various topics are held in circle time.

 

Outdoor or Indoor Gym - 30 minutes per day 

Busy Bee 3's Class

In our preschool we aim for each child to reach their full potential in all developmental areas; social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language are all included.  Each child will develop as an individual and as a member of a group.  A program will be set up to encourage all of these qualities, always leaving time for children to choose their own experiences, enjoy free play and be involved in the joy and excitement of an active program.

 

Program Highlights

Free Play:  This is an essential aspect of individual growth.  A time for the child to choose a center; to paint, read, listen to music, play with blocks or puzzles, pretend dress up or “work” in the kitchen.

 

Puppet and talent shows. Guest Speakers and Holiday Celebrations

 

Show & Tell:  Coincides with the weekly theme.  Each child will get in front of the class to gain confidence in speaking to their peers and expressing themselves.

 

Circle Time:  The children will come together to learn colors, shapes, days, months, numbers, letters, sounds, and weather.  Daily discussions will be held about different topics each day.

 

Outdoor Playtime is an important part of physical development: Weather permitting there is a 30 minute outdoor playtime.

 

, enjoy free play and be involved in the joy and excitement of an active program.

2013 UPDATE: Before & After School Care

NEW for 2013 -- Expansion of our Before & After care program to care for children ages Kindergarten thru 5th Grade.  All busing to and from Austin, Lakeview and Fulmar Schools to be provided by the Mahopac Central School District.  Hours of operation 7:00am to 7:00pm.

Rock & Read Summer Program

We all hope you enjoyed a great 2013 Summer Program.  Stay tuned for 2014 Summer Information HERE!

NEW for Fall 2013 -- Just for Two Programs

New for Fall 2013 and designed for our littlest learners, our Two's program provides an opportunity for your child to have their first experience 'going to school' in a safe and soothing environment.  Two's students are provided with a variety of age appropriate themes and activities aimed to enhance their physical, social and cognitive development. 

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am to 11:15am.

2 days $200/month

4 days $375/month

For more information please call 845/520-7408 or email Sandy.Herbst@countryknollspreschool.com