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Ready, Set, Learn!

Geared towards children aged 5 by May 31, 2024, the Ready, Set, Learn program combines a morning of learning through play with an afternoon focused on kindergarten readiness skills. Each morning, students will explore and play alongside friends in the Reds class. On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons each week, children in Ready, Set, Learn will learn alongside the Kindergarten class, focusing on crucial kindergarten readiness skills that will help them feel confident as they transition to elementary school. During the afternoon portion, children will be in a more structured, academic environment for about an hour and a half. This approachable length of time will get them used to the expectations of a classroom environment and the routines they’ll encounter in kindergarten and beyond. They will have the opportunity to practice self-help skills and build their confidence interacting with peers and contributing to class discussions.


Eligibility: For 2023/2024, children who will turn 5 by 5/31/24

Tuition: $8,505 for the 2023/24 school year ($945 per month)

Class hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs 9:15am -3:15pm / Wed, Friday 9:15am -1:15pm

Maximum enrollment: 10 students

Teacher: Tara Bloch

Teacher’s aide: Margaret McDonald

In the morning, students in Ready, Set, Learn join the Reds class and follow their schedule until 1:00pm, when they will then begin the RSL curriculum alongside the Kindergarten class. Parents with a child in Ready, Set, Learn can expect to co-op in the school approximately 8-10 times during the school year. Parents are also asked to drive on 2-3 field trips.

A typical day in the Ready, Set, Learn program looks like: 

9:15 – Playground Arrival Time

9:30 – Morning meeting

9:40 – Gross Motor Playground time

11:15 – Lunch

11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch and additional play

1:00-1:30 – Snack

1:30-2:15 – Large group activity

2:15-2:45 – Small group activity (Handwriting/Reading, Math, Project Based Learning)

2:45-3:15 – Playground

3:15- 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.


FB Meekins Cooperative Preschool admits any student of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities, generally accorded or made available to students at this school.  Meekins does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, hiring of employees, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. 



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