Circle School Croton-on-Hudson is a cooperative, not-for-profit preschool offering half-day programs for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, taught by certified teachers, as well as parent/child playgroups for 12-24 month olds.
Circle School aims to enhance a child’s self-image, self-confidence and independence through a positive learning experience in all developmental areas; physical, social, emotional, and intellectual.
Age-appropriate programs consisting of free play, art, music, literature, dramatic play, and outdoor play all expand and enrich this positive group experience.
The two-year-old program is a drop-off class where parents or caregivers stay only when serving as “helping parent.” Children are encouraged to learn through play facilitated by teachers during age-appropriate activities such as free play, arts and crafts, story time, snack time, and outdoor play. Children develop independence and learn to be a member of a classroom community. Children do not need to be toilet-trained prior to the start of school, however, efforts to toilet-train will be supported at school with frequent opportunities for children to use the bathroom each day.There are two options for our two-year-old students:
Option 1: 2-Day Program – Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00am to 11:30am. Tuition for this 2-day a week program for 2018-19 is $2,320 annually.
Option 2: 3-Day Program – Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:00am to 11:30am. Tuition for this 3-day a week program for 2018-19 is $2,990 annually.
The Three-Year-Old Program
The three-year-old program provides students with many opportunities to learn through play, experiment, and build upon their imaginations. The classroom schedule is designed to provide a balance between open-ended, child-directed learning experiences and more structured, teacher-directed learning experiences. Activities include free play, arts and crafts, outdoor play, snack time, circle time, story time, and group games/learning activities. Children learn to navigate the classroom and manage transitions more independently than in the two-year-old year. Social, emotional, physical and cognitive development is facilitated as children grow in self-confidence and develop a love of learning.There are two options for our three-year-old students:
Option 1: AM 3’s – Tuesday to Friday from 9:00am to 11:30am
Option 2: PM 3’s – Tuesday to Friday from 12:00pm to 2:30pm Tuition for this 4-day a week program for 2018-2019 is $3,060 annually.
The four-year-old program provides individualized attention to ensure all children have an opportunity to explore their interests while also being exposed to appropriately challenging activities and learning experiences. Children learn through play in a classroom environment carefully designed to prepare them for kindergarten. Social, emotional, physical and cognitive development is facilitated as children grow in independence and ability to be responsible for themselves at school, as well as to cooperate and work well with their peers. Children are invited to experiment and engage with a wide variety of materials while developing the skills that are essential for kindergarten readiness. Most importantly, children continue to develop their love of learning and have fun!There are two options for our four-year-old students:
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