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Farm Friends Program (Toddler Group)

*Farmstead provides toddlers the opportunity to experience the farm environment, socialize with other 2 and 3 year olds, and enjoy God’s world.

*Children in this program do not need to be potty-trained, but are highly encouraged to have started the process.

Our goals:

  • Provide toddlers with a stimulating environment in which they can grow and learn.
  • Stimulate the child’s natural curiosity and development of intelligence.
  • Expand on what he or she does naturally, building upon his or her interests, at the same time setting consistent and appropriate limits.
  • Share their joy of discovery in an enriched and accepting environment.

 This program meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 – 11:30 am.

Preschool Program

*We at Farmstead Preschool believe that play is the work of the child.  This is reflected in the activities we choose for both our large and small group times.  We emphasize students’ behavior in working and playing together as a major goal of our program.  While we encourage academics, they are not stressed in our preschool program.

*Children in the preschool program need to be potty-trained.

*Your preschool child (3, 4, & 5 year olds) will be part of a large group as well as part of a small group with children of similar ages.  They will spend time in both small and large group activities.

 The Preschool program meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 – 11:30 am OR 12:30 – 3:00 pm. Our 5 Day Pre-K students also attend Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:00 – 11:30 am.

Summer Program

Our summer program runs the first 3 weeks in June.  This is an everyday class from 9-11:30am.  This program primarily focuses on science, exploring and open centers.  This class is for 3, 4, & 5 year olds.  If your child is attending Farm Friends the following fall, he/she is not eligible for this program.

 

Daily Schedule

– Playground & Chores

Encourages gross motor skills and allows the children to greet the animals.  Climbing, swinging, running, games, sandbox, etc.  Children may interact with the animals in ways   such as feeding the chickens, gathering eggs, riding the pony, petting or walking the goats, etc.

– Story

Develops language and listening skills

– Hand washing & Snack

Develops good health habits and nutrition

– Structured group activity (Preschool Only)

Develops cognitive and fine motor abilities and language skills

-Individual free choice

Develops fine and gross motor skills.  May include science, snack preparation, art, drama, story center, block center, or manipulative toy shelves

-Clean up

All children participate

-Music

Develops language and listening skills

-Preparation for going home

Enrollment and Tuition

A completed registration form with the first month’s tuition and fees are required before placing your child on a Farmstead class list.  You will receive a confirmation letter from us at that time.  Tuition is payable one month in advance and may be sent with your child to school or mailed.

THERE WILL BE A $25.00 FEE FOR ANY CHECK RETURNED BY THE BANK.  After two bounced checks, payment will be required in cash.

All registration forms must be filled out and turned in before we can allow your child to attend.  Please have all forms and tuition turned in before the first day of school.

Tuition is payable the first day of each month for the following month.  September tuition is paid at registration.  October is paid on September 1, etc.  The monthly rate has been computed by dividing our yearly tuition into monthly payments.  Therefore, each month’s tuition will be the same, regardless of the number of school days in the month.  There will be no refunds for absence during the school year and/or weather related cancellations.  If your tuition is not paid by the 10th of the month, there will be a $15.00 late fee applied to your account.  This late fee will need to be added onto your late tuition payment.  Example: $130.00 due-late fee $15.00, so now total due is $145.00 for that month.  The $15.00 late fee will remain on your account until it is paid.

 

**You are not required to sign a yearly contract.  However, if for any reason other than medical reasons you wish to discontinue your child’s enrollment at Farmstead Preschool, we request a 30-day notice.  We will be unable to refund any tuition without the advance notice.

**Any child of appropriate age can be admitted to our program or placed on a waiting list.  Farmstead Preschool accepts all children regardless of race, color, creed, religion or national origin.  We will dismiss a child only after a confidential conference with parents.

 2018-2019 REGISTRATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.  PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2018-2019 MONTHLY RATES

Enrollment Fee:            $50.00

Preschool 3-Day:          $146.00

Preschool 5-Day:          $205.00

Farm Friends 2-Day:     $142.00

Summer Program:        $175.00