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
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.
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.
2014/2015: Before & After School Care
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 6:00pm.