ACTIVE KIDS PRESCHOOL AND PRE-K
At ACTIVE KIDS PRESCHOOL, we believe that developing a healthy lifestyle starts early! Our highly qualified educators plan their curriculum to expose your children to socialization and developmentally appropriate activities. Our small class size and friendly, caring environment enhance the process of learning by doing and ultimately creating a positive self-image and independence through accomplished successes. Not only will the children gain basic life skills (putting on own shoes, sharing, problem-solving), but they will be prepared for state standard teaching as well as participating in a swim lesson each week and monthly fitness classes. Active Kids is not just any school; we are THE SCHOOL to start a successful journey through life!
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WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING...
Our family's experience at Active Kids Pre-School has been nothing short of fantastic!
They employ a staff of loving, creative, and child-centred people. I have been thrilled with the creative art and science projects brought home, the super fun fitness class, and of course the weekly swim instruction. They really make use of all the benefits of the club and make it easy for parents with their flexibility of drop off/pick up and aftercare. My girls are always coming home with smiles and stories about their day.
I highly recommend this professional top notch Pre-School/ Pre-K Program!
Kate Kelly - Franklin, MA
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Welcome to the The Adirondack Club Help Center. We have pulled some of the most frequently asked questions from our Preschool parents and compiled them all into one place. Chances are you’ve got the same questions that were on someone else’s mind. Should you have any other questions that we may have missed, don’t hesitate to reach out!
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY LIKE FOR MY PRESCHOOLER?
Learning Centers (manipulatives, science, art, writing, counting, shapes, puzzles, Legos, reading corner, blocks, dramatic play)
Snack is provided by the Active Kids program
Free Choice Activities
Monthly Fitness Class with a Club Certified Fitness Instructor.
Weekly Swim Lesson with a WSI Certified Instructor and More!
A typical day for Active Kids Pre-Schoolers and Pre-K Students include the following...
HOW IS THE STAFF SELECTED?
Active Kids Pre School is run by Claire Hansom. She holds a Director II State Certification and worked very closely with Samantha Miller, the school's founder and the original Director of Children's Services and Summer Camp at The Adirondack Club. Active Kids staff are carefully chosen to accommodate the ever-changing needs of our growing program. Lead teachers are required to have a background/degree in education with a focus on the early stages of education. Many of our assistant staff members have been working in our summer camps, childcare, and afterschool program for years.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF THE PROGRAM
AND WHAT DOES IT COST?
Active Kids is a school year Preschool and runs Monday-Friday from 8:45 AM-5 PM
Morning Preschool 8.45am-11.45am
Tuition $40 per day for club family members; $42 per day for non-members.
Full-Day Preschool 8.45 am – 5 pm
Tuition is $75 per day for club family members; $80 per day for non-members.
Optional Stay & Play add on to morning preschool 11.45am- 1.15pm - $15 per day.
Cost includes a specially made snack, weekly swim lesson, and monthly fitness class.
The registration fee is $50.
Weekly Options include:
2-Day Option - Tuesday and Thursday
3-Day Option - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
5-Day Option - Monday-Friday
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE
2 DAY, 3-DAY AND 5-DAY OPTION?
2 DAY PROGRAMS
These tend to be a good starting out spot for children who might be a little younger or who have a lot of other outside activities. Interestingly, this is not generally where we recommend that kids who have separation issues go. There are too many days between classes. It makes the separation adjustment more difficult for the child. We often tell parents that 2-day classes create a situation where going to school is the exception and the parents see a lot more resistance from their kids to going to school. A 5 day (or even a 3 day) per week child adjusts far faster than a child in a 2-day program.
3 DAY PROGRAMS
(Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
This is generally the most “safe” option for kids if you’re not ready for a full time, 5 day per week program and most kids start out here. Your child gets most of the benefits of a 5-day program, including building relationships with other students and teachers, consistency of routine and actual learning, but you still get to have them all to yourself for a couple of days per week. It is also a very easy transition for these children when they are ready for a 5 day per week program. Because it’s not so many days between classes, less time is taken with transition each day and more can be spent in actual learning and development.
5 DAY PROGRAMS
For parents who really want their children to prepare for Kindergarten, to focus on learning and to develop a consistent routine, a 5-day program is what you should be looking for. It enables children to really settle into the routine, the social structure, and the daily lessons so that they are learning and retaining as much as possible prior to entering Kindergarten. It’s all about the consistency. Children who attend 5-day programs typically learn much faster than their 3-day counterparts.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
STAY AND PLAY AND A FULL DAY
Stay and Play is an easy way to extend your pre-schoolers day just a little bit. This allows them to continue interacting with their friends and teachers through lunch (which is provided by parents) and into the early afternoon.
Full Day continues past Stay and Play with a short rest time which transitions into, depending on the day of the week, a combination of free swim, fun and games, outdoor play, crafts and general classroom exploration. Snack is provided by Active Kids for Full Day preschoolers daily.
DOES PRESCHOOL RUN ON VACATION
WEEKS OR SNOW DAYS?
Active Kids PreSchool will follow the Franklin Public School schedule
when it comes to full days off from school (any scheduled half-days
will not alter the PreSchool schedule).
If Franklin schools are canceled due to weather, PreSchool will be
canceled for the day; any late opening will not alter the PreSchool