Aldersgate is a play-based, developmentally appropriate preschool. Our curriculum is based on an approach known as emergent learning. Classrooms are set up with "learning center" which encourages curiosity and exploration. Emergent curriculum is a way of planning lessons based on the children's interests and passion. Children learn best when their interests are captured.
Students participate in a variety of activities during their day including circle time, concept/story time, music, art , math, science, snack, free play and both indoor and outdoor play time.
ACP Teachers have credentials either in Education or Early Childhood Education and extensive experience working with preschool age children.
Twos/Threes Classes -(2 days a week)
Twos/Three Preschool classes are for who turn 2 years old by August 31st
Class options are Monday /Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
Classes can be extended an additional day by adding the Friday class. Students do not have to be potty-trained.
Threes/Fours Preschool Classes- (2, 3 or 4 days a week)
Classes are for children who are 3 years old by August 31st.
Class options are Tuesday/Thursday or Monday-Thursday.
Any class can be extended an additional day by adding the Friday class. Students in 3/4 classes must be potty-trained.
Pre-K Classes- (2, 3 or 4 days a week)
Classes are for children who are at least 4 years old by August 31st.
Class options are Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Monday-Thursday.
Students in the Monday-Thursday Pre-K class have the option of adding Fridays.
ADD A FRIDAY- available for all classes. This is a fun way to continue curriculum offered through the week with an additional emphasis on science, math, movement and drama. This may be with a different teacher.
EXTENDED DAY (12-1:30p.m.)- available for all classes. Extended day is a great way to stretch your child's day to include lunch, projects and playing with a mixed age group of friends. Extended day offers opportunities such as science, reading, more outdoor play and other fun! Parents must provide a lunch and SIGN-UP for extended day.
Extended day may be with a different teacher and in a multi-age setting.