Registration for the 2017-18 School Year is NOW OPEN!
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3-year-olds attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays
4-year-olds attend on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Small class size
Integrated with the High School’s Early Childhood class
For more details, see the information below or call 978-251-5151.
Philosophy: The objective of our preschool program is to provide a warm, safe and secure learning environment for every child. We believe that in order for a child to develop intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally, a program must provide a variety of experiences to enhance a sense of pride in one's own achievements and the achievements of others.
Cost: $230 per month for our 4 year old class (Mon/Wed/Fri)
$200 per month for our 3 year old class (T/TH)
Location: We are physically located on the lower level of Chelmsford High School, 200 Richardson Road, North Chelmsford.
Times: 9:15 am to 12:15 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 4 year olds Tuesday, Thursday - 3 year olds
Age: 3-day: must be 4 yrs old by September 1.
2-day: must be 3 yrs old by September 1
Requirement: Must be toilet trained; we do not have changing facilities.
Staff: 1 Preschool Teacher, 1 Preschool Assistant Teacher, Student Aides
Enrollment: Tuition includes snacks and is payable to the Chelmsford Community Education Office on the first day of each month for that month. A one-month's notice of withdrawal is required. Registration begins at the end of January. Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Transportation: Provided by parents.
Calendar: We follow the same calendar as the Chelmsford Public Schools. In the event of a “Snow Day,” preschool will not be held. In the event of a delayed opening, we will open at 9:45 am.
Description: The Lion’s Den Preschool offers a warm, safe and secure learning environment for your child. An integral part of our program is the association with the Family and Consumer Science Department at Chelmsford High School. Through the Exploring Early Childhood class, we obtain the services of student aides. These highly motivated students gain hands-on experience in the preschool field while providing our staff with valuable assistance and significantly decreasing our teacher/student ratio. A bonus for your child is the natural, youthful exuberance teens provide.
Our rich curriculum fosters exploration and discovery with special emphasis on social development. We provide a large variety of learning experiences that appeal to all the senses – visual, auditory and physical – in individual, small group and large group activities so that children experience various kinds of social interaction.
Preschoolers love to explore and discover; we capitalize on this innate curiosity in many ways. We build skills in observation, predicting and comparing through simple science experimentation. The preschoolers learn to distinguish between shapes, color, textures and sizes through use of various art materials. We use instruments to explore music from different countries. Both boys and girls have opportunities to participate in a range of activities, from block building to musical, artistic, or dramatic play, in order to stimulate the development of spatial, artistic, musical and verbal abilities. Their learning is enriched by thematic activities and circle time discussion geared to their age level such as space, dinosaurs, farms, animals and many more.
The preschoolers engage in many activities that stimulate literacy and foster math readiness such as listening to stories, participating in Letter of the Week, using manipulatives, learning finger plays, singing songs and using programs on our computers. We meet the Standards of the Massachusetts Prekindergarten Program through play, art, music, games and fun. The fun continues in the great outdoors in our wonderful jungle gym area.
To Visit: To visit the Preschool, please call 978-251-5111 x5660 to make an appointment.
LION'S DEN SAMPLE PRESCHOOL SCHEDULE:
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Circle
9:30 - 10:40 Supervised Self-Directed Activities
10:40 - 10:50 Clean Up
10:50 - 11:10 Music
11:10 - 11:25 Snack
11:25 - 11:40 Storytime / Language
11:40 - 11:45 Dress for Outdoors
11:45 - 12:15 Outdoors / Pick Up