The beginner class is a great first step for pre-school with a positive, safe, secure atmosphere. Children learn routines, how to get along in a group, listen to adults other than parents all in a play-based environment. The beginner class is comprised of 14 children that are 2 ½ years of age by September 1 and two lead teachers.
- Monday + Wednesday mornings
- Tuesday + Thursday mornings
- Tuesday + Thursday afternoons (not offered in 2017-2018)
- Any 2-day class + Friday mornings
Children work on independence in the beginner classroom by learning to put on their coats, shoes and clothing without assistance, clear their places after snack and to carry and hang-up their own school bag.
Children are working on toilet training, but are not required to be completely toilet trained at the start of the school year.
School routines are learned and practiced such as clean-up time, listening to stories, using polite table manners during snack time.