Preschool

The overall goal of the Aldrich program is to provide a safe, happy, growth-enhancing group experience for each child.

2 Year Old Programs

Morning Half-Days
(9:15 – 11:15 a.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)
3 days per week (M, W, F)
5 days per week (M-F)**

Teacher/child ratio:

3 teachers for 14 children

**Children may be enrolled in two different classrooms

3 Year Old Programs

Morning or Afternoon Half-Days
(9:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)
3 days per week (M, W, F)
5 days per week (M-F)**

**Children may be enrolled in two different classrooms

Full Days
(9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)
3 days per week (M, W, F)
5 days per week (M-F)**

Teacher/child ratio:

2 teachers for 18 children

4-5 Year Old Programs

Morning or Afternoon Half-Days
(9:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)
3 days per week (M, W, F)
5 days per week (M-F)

**Children may be enrolled in two different classrooms

Full Days
(9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)
3 days per week (M, W, F)
5 days per week (M-F)**

Teacher/child ratio:

2 teachers for 20 children

Curriculum

Our mission is to provide an inclusive, developmentally based program that fosters a child’s social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development, focusing on interactive play. At Aldrich, our teachers use The Creative Curriculum for Preschool for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate experiences to encourage growth within these four key areas. We use The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum to follow each child’s progress. When the content of the curriculum is taught with the children’s developmental stages in mind, children are more likely to be successful learners who feel excited and challenged by what they are learning.

Half-Day Program Sample Schedule

9:00 – 9:30 am   / 1:00 – 1:30 pm   Outdoor Classroom

9:30 – 9:50 am    / 1:30 – 1:50 pm   Group Time

9:50 – 10:55 am   / 1:50 – 2:55 pm   Student Directed Learning

10:55 – 11:15 am  / 2:55 – 3:15 pm    Group Time

11:15 – 11:30 am  / 3:15 – 3:30 pm   Books / Dismissal    

Full Day Program Sample Schedule

8:50 – 9:10 am   Arrival

9:00 – 9:45 am   Outdoor Classroom

9:55 – 10:15 am   Group Time

10:15 – 11:40 am   Child Directed Learning

11:40 – 12:15 pm   Lunch

12:15 – 1:00 pm    Rest Time

1:00 – 2:00 pm    Outdoor Classroom

2:00 – 2:15 pm    Group Time

2:15 – 3:10 pm    Child Directed Learning

3:10 – 3:20 pm    Group Time

3:20 – 3:33 pm   Books / Dismissal