The Master's School Preschool Program offers the following programs for preschool children. Eligibility is based on birth date. Children in the three or four year old programs must be of age by December 31 of the year in which they start school.
Four Year Olds:
10 children, 1 teacher, 1 assistant
Three Year Olds:
9 children, 1 teacher, 1 assistant
Before school care beginning at 8 a.m. and Lunch Bunch from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. are available for all preschool students that attend The Master’s School for an additional fee.
We encourage parent involvement through guest readers, seasonal celebrations, and special events such as our Christmas Program, Mother Child Tea, Father Child Day, and end of the year Blessing Ceremony. Our preschool families are also welcome to participate in our Lower School Parent Teacher League (PTL) community events such as Father Daughter Dance, Mother Son Challenge, and others as scheduled.
A Typical Day
The day begins at Circle Time. Children are met with a meaningful, hands-on activity that helps prepare them for the exciting day ahead. Teachers and children greet one another and engage in seasonal and faith-based songs and rhymes. Calendar and weather discussions help them to learn about the world around them. Mini-lessons and rich literature set the stage for a day of learning and discovery.
Table Time provides the opportunity for children to gain fine motor experience and apply the concepts learned at Circle Time. The teacher leads activities related to emerging reading and writing, math, science, and art. Children practice following directions and using familiar tools with the support and encouragement of their teachers.
INTEREST AREA PLAY
Interest Area play is a special time in our day when children choose from a large selection of centers that are specially designed to foster wonder, discovery, cooperation, and friendship. Teachers and assistants help facilitate thoughtful and creative play. Children also learn responsibility by restoring toys to their proper home as play time ends.
SNACK AND OUTDOOR PLAY
At the close of our day, children enjoy snack and outdoor play. Self-help skills grow as snack, prayer, and conversations are shared among friends. Large muscles are exercised and children can become confident in what their bodies can do. 3’s and 4’s join together on our playground equipped with bikes, climbers, swings, sand and an imaginative toy train.
Weekly activities include both physical education and sign language. Community involvement includes events such as a visit from the Simsbury Fire Department, field trips to the Roaring Brook Nature Center, and guest visits from community helpers.
- Creative Curriculum for Preschool
- Aligns with Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS)
- Handwriting Without Tears
- Early Learning Scale Assessment tool
- Four year old program focuses on Kindergarten readiness
- Play-based program with active hands-on approach
- Focus on discovery, investigation and real situation application
- Balance of structured and independent learning activities
- Qualified teachers trained in early childhood education
2019-20 Offerings and Tuition
Note: Final Placement is at the Director’s discretion.
Session 2: December 4 - February 5, 2019
Tuesday - 12:15-2:45 p.m.
EK and 3 and 4 year olds
Thursday - 12:15-2:45 p.m.
Spanish - Where in the World am I?
EK and 3 and 4 year olds
Session 3: March 12 - May 8, 2019 (no classes during spring break - April 9-13)
*With each enrichment class, your child will experience circle time, snack time, table activities, and playtime (indoors/outdoors).
Mrs. Harris, Early Childhood Specialist
In these classes, Mrs. Harris will be taking an area of strong interest to this age group and developing it more in depth.
Session 2: Hands-On Science
Children are inquisitive and curious much like scientists. In this exciting session students will have lots of fun exploring various topics such as colors, chemical reactions, using a balance scale and magnetic reactions, just to name a few. They will be encouraged to make predictions and will use hands on experiments to see if they were right!
Session 3: Topic for this session will be determined after the year has progressed and interest areas are encountered in the EK and ECP.
Spanish – Ana Aguilar, native speaking TMS parent
In each of the focuses, students will begin learning Spanish through:
- Related activities
- Art and crafts
- Music and dance
Session 2: Where in the World am I?
Children will have their own passport and journey to, and learn about a different Spanish-speaking country each week. The children will mark on our wall world map these destinations.
Session 3: Great Outdoors
Let’s take our classroom outside on a nature walk. We will do some discovery walks around our campus and compare and contrast our environment and climate to other parts of the world. Activities will include nature crafts related to butterflies, birds, and frogs of Spanish-speaking countries.
Please contact Julie Lebo 860-651-9361 x1003 for pricing and registration.