Programs

2020-2021

We are excited to offer the following fabulous, developmentally appropriate programs for students ages 18 months – 5 years old for the 2020-2021 school year:

Littles

26 months by September 1st

  • 2-day schedules from 8:30 – 11:30 am
Beginners

35 months by September 1st

  • 2, 3, or 5-day schedule from 8:30 – 11:30 am
  • Monday – Friday 5 day schedules available
Explorers

41 months by September 1st

  •  3, 4, or 5-day schedule from 8:30 – 11:30
  • Monday – Friday 5 day schedules available
  • (Options for 3, 4, 5 full days + 1/2 days)
 Kinder Readiness

53 months by September 1st

  • 3, 4, or 5-day schedule from 8:30 – 11:30 am
  • Monday – Friday 5-day schedules available
  • (Options for  3, 4, 5 full days + 1/2 days)
Kindergarten Program

Monday-Thursday 8:45-1:45

Friday-Early Release 8:45-11:45   (we follow the Poway School Calendar Holiday/Staff Development Schedule)

The kindergarten classroom is for 5 and 6-year-old children. Our play-based pedagogical approach is designed to support whole-child learning. The teacher recognizes that children learn best through an active, hands-on, playful environment. In our play-based classroom, the teacher makes decisions about the daily schedule, the environment, the materials, interactions, and activities based on the students’ strengths, needs, interests, and input in the classroom.

We support student learning through practices that are represented in four shared themes:

*Responsive teaching

*Documentation and literacy/numeracy rich environment

*Resources and materials

*Classroom environment and set-up

PCP kindergarteners experience a variety of child-led activities and are provided with hands-on experiential learning; such as Froebel’s Gifts, created to support children’s learning using six sets of wooden cubes, spheres, and cylinders.

Thinking with a line, a unique approach to learning using readily available materials modeled by the teacher to learn pre-reading and writing skills.

Handwriting Without Tears, and Jolly Phonics, learning phonological awareness through multi-sensory activities, use of songs, with an emphasis on learning through whole-body experiences.

Specialty Enrichment Classes

Specialty Enrichment classes are intentional theme-based classes offered in the afternoon as an extension to the morning program. Specialty Enrichment classes are scheduled in 8-week increments.

  • Must attend the morning session to extend to the afternoon Speciality Enrichment Class
  • Available 2, 3, or 4 afternoons
  • 11:30-1:00
  • Example of Themes:
    • La Petite Galleria (an expression of exploring different art mediums)
    • Seuss is Loose (Green Eggs & Ham anyone? Themed projects all about Dr. Seuss)
    • Potential Paleontologists (Fossils, dinosaurs, and extinct plants & animals)
    • Princesses & Pirates (Ahoy Mates! Exploration fully of fairy take and treasures)
Discovery Kid Zone (DKZ)

The Afternoon Enrichment extended day program for students enrolled in either the Explorers or Kinder Readiness Program

  • Must attend the morning session to extend to the afternoon enrichment DKZ session
  • 2, 3, or 4 afternoons
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoon to fit with the corresponding morning schedule
  • 11:30-2:30 pm
Kinder Academy

The Afternoon Enrichment extended day program for students enrolled in the Kinder Readiness Program

  • Must attend the morning session to extend to the afternoon enrichment KA session
  • 2, 3, or 4 afternoons
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoon to fit with the corresponding morning schedule
  • 11:30-2:30 pm

Contact the school office for more information on fees