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Older preschoolers continue to develop their verbal skills through cooperative play, negotiation and problem solving. Dramatic play becomes more elaborate as a result of their increased social and community experiences. As awareness of the printed word increases, children experiment with writing and reading. At this age, the child is working toward being an independent person: they easily navigate their school and home environments, and the adults can be seen more as a facilitator than as an active participant in a particular activity or event. The 3.5 and 4 year-olds enjoy socializing and will be seen making more sophisticated choices and friendships. This is the beginning of the school-age experience. The children go on about 7-10 field trips during the school year.
Eligibility: Children between the ages of 3.5 and 4
Tuition: $2916 for the 2019/20 school year ($324 per month)
Class hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:15am – 12:15pm
Maximum enrollment: 16 students
Teacher: Sarah Erdman
Teacher’s aide: Carol Hamal
There are always two adults in the classroom: the teacher and an aide or a parent, making the adult to child ration (1:8).
Parents with a child in this class can expect to co-op in the school approximately 12-14 times during the school year. Parents are also asked to drive on 2-3 field trips.
A typical day in the Blues class looks like:
9:15 – Arrival
9:30 – Morning meeting
9:40 – Center time, music (once a week), special guests, etc
10:50 – Clean up
11:00 – Snack time and indoor play
11:30 – Active play (playground or active room contingent on weather)
12:00 – Story time
12:15 – Dismissal
FB Meekins is a cooperative preschool in which parents play an integral role in their child's classroom experience and in the operation of the school. The result is a tight-knit community of teachers, parents and families working together to create a fun, safe, and nurturing environment in which our children can learn and grow.