Upcoming May Events:
SPCC is a developmental pre-school. It is our belief that children grow and learn when they are free to observe, explore and actively engage in activities at their own developmental levels and pace. We recognize that children learn through play. Our program provides a warm nurturing environment in which children can thrive. Each child is treated as an individual, respecting their needs, learning styles, and personalities. Our child-oriented environment addresses the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical needs of young children. We encourgage children's natural curiosity and foster a healthy respect for themselves, for others, and for their surroundings. The teaching staff carefully plans for a variety of activities and learning experiences that reflect children's particular interests and needs.
We encourage a close relationship between parents and staff and have an open door policy. Parents are welcome to visit and participate both informally and on special occasions. We encourage a close relationship between parents and teachers. We look forward to working together with parents to provide the best preschool experience for their children.
We offer young children a hands-on learning experience to stimulate creativity, learn cooperation, and develop new skills. Our thematic curriculum units center around students' needs and include discovery in art, music, drama, and literature. In addition, age appropriate readiness activities in reading, math, and science are offered. A combination of free-play time and group activities and discucssions allow the children to practice the social readiness skills necessary to begin Kindergarden with a positive self-image. Our free-play time allows children the opportunity to explore various learning centers incuding - art, drawing, writing, literature, fine motor skills, blocks, dramatic play, and sensory play. Our group activities include experiences in discussions, problem solving, music, literature, drama, and gross motor games. Outdoor play is offered daily, weather permitting. Snack is provided daily by the school.
Our curricullum incorporates an interfaith perspective to encourage mutual respect and appreciation for the various beliefs and customs in today's multicultural society. The overall program supports positive moral development and acknowledges the role of God in the children's lives. Children learn to treat others as they would like to be treated, learn the value of every living thing as a creation of God, and have the opportunity for the expression of gratitude for the world and their lives through prayer before snack time.
The SPCC offers Preschool Classes for:
|2 Year Olds||Classes meet either Tuesday/Thursday a.m. or|
Placement in this program is limited to children who are two by September 1.
|3 Year Olds||Classes meet either five mornings per week or|
Children must be three by December 1.
|4 Year Olds||Classes meet either five mornings per week or|
Tuesday Through Friday p.m.
Children must be four by December 1.
Children may attend this program for two years if Kindergarten entrance is postponed
|Morning Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.|
|Afternoon Classes are held Tuesday through Friday from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.|
Afternoon Enrichment Classes for 3-5 Year olds:
Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon. Each class includes a half hour to 45 minute block of Enrichment and 2 hours of free play, story, arts & crafts, snack, and large motor play. Enrichment programs may include music, creative movement, science & nature, cooking, and other specific early childhood topics. There are three Enrichment Sessions - Fall (Sept-Dec) and Winter (Jan-Mar) and Spring (Mar-May). Children can attend one, two, three, or four afternoon Enrichment Classes. Enrichment classes are held from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch for Enrichment is included in the tuition rate and meets from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Children gather together for lunch, games, and a story before beginning the Enrichment Class.
LunchBunch - LunchBunch meets from 11:30 a.m. until 12 noon M-F for morning classes and 12:00 noon to 12:30pm on T-F for afternoon classes. Children gather together for lunch, games, and a story.
Summer Camp for Toddlers through 5 year olds:
Eight week program beginning mid-June. Monday through Friday a.m. Three hours per day 9:00 - 12:00 noon.
Application for enrollment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap and national origin. No child shall be excluded because of a handicapping condition, provided the program can meet these needs without causing an undue hardship on the other children or the program. A meeting with the child and parent is required prior to enrollment. Children are placed in an appropriate group based on age, ability, and previous experience.
The enrollment process for the 2012-13 school year has begun. We offer priority placement to our current families until November 30th, 2011, after which we open enrollment up to the community. A completed application form along with the $50.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Once applications are received and processed, contracts will be mailed out in February.
There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
* In case of hardship, alternate payment plans may be arranged.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Applications are due at the time of registration and are kept strictly confidential.
Afternoon Enrichment Classes for 3 to 5 year olds:
Applications for the Fall Semester will go out in May.
Applications for the Winter Semester will go out in December. Applications for the Spring Semester will go out in February.
Afternoon Enrichment rates vary by program but typically are $50.00 per day/per class. There are usually 12 - 14 days of classes in the Fall Semester and
8 - 10 days of classes in the Winter & Spring Semesters. There are discounts for children that attend more than one Enrichment Class.
3's - 4's LunchBunch - 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 noon or 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
LunchBunch payments are payable in advance, prior to the start of the semester. Parents can enroll in any number of days (Monday - Friday). The school year is broken up into 3 LunchBunch semesters.
The LunchBunch fee is $8.00 per half hour.
On Mondays Lunch Bunch is only 11:30 - 12:00 noon.
For more information, or to arrange a tour, call Katya Montelbano, Program Director, at 914-941-0025.
Enrollment is now open for the 2013-2014 School Year.
Registration for 2013 Spring Enrichment is now open. Please contact the office for details. Enrichment is open to Non-SPCC families.
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