2016/2017  Enrichment Classes

Lunch Bunch - Lunch Bunch is offered at least per month.  It will be staffed by a teacher and teacher's aid.  The hours for Lunch Bunch are 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm. Children must be in a 3, 4, or PreK program and attend school the same day as the Lunch Bunch program. Pick-up is promptly at 1:30 pm please.  Cost is $12.00 per session and children will bring their own 'nut-free' lunch. Payment must accompany registration form. 

We sometimes offer a Morning Lunch Bunch program.  The hours for this program are 11:30 to 12:30 pm.  Children must be in a 3, 4, or PreK program and attend an Afternoon Preschool class the same day as the Lunch Bunch program.  Cost is $8.00 per session and children will bring their own 'nut-free' lunch.  Payment must accompany registration form.

 

Game Time Enrichment Class - The children will focus on teamwork and cooperation as they play engaging tabletop game and active classic large motor group games.  This three hour program (3 1/2 for the morning class) will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

Cooking/Music Enrichment Class - This program is designed to allow the children a hands on experience in the preparation and cooking of different items.  Many of the 'delicacies' are theme related, depending on the holiday of the month the class is held.  Music is incorporated throughout the class time for additional fun.  In addition to the Cooking and Music time, children will have large motor playtime, and eat lunch.   This three hour program (3 1/2 for the morning class) will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.

STEAM Enrichment Class -  This program focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math at a preschool level.  The children will have fun engaging in fun and exciting simple experiments that will help focus on their skills of collaborating, hypothesising and predicting.  An Art component will be added based on the scientific project being completed.  This three hour program (3 1/2 for the morning class) will be held on the third Tuesday of each month.

Art Enrichment Class -  The children will learn about an artist and create art in that artist's design (painting, sculpting, etc.).  In addition to the Art time, children will have large motor playtime and will eat lunch.  This three hour program (3 1/2 for Morning Class) will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Classes are available in the morning, for those preschoolers attending a regular afternoon class, or in the afternoon, to accommodate those in a regular morning class.  A child not attending preschool on the scheduled enrichment day may sign up for either class.  Morning enrichment classes run from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm and the afternoon enrichment class runs from 12 noon until 3:00 pm.   Children bring a bagged lunch (no peanut products please due to severe allergies).  Children who attend a morning enrichment class will eat their lunch from 12 noon until 12:30 pm, where they will be taken by the enrichment teacher to join their afternoon class in car line.  Children who attend a regular morning preschool class will be taken to the enrichment room at 12 noon, where they will eat their lunch and attend the afternoon enrichment session.  Children not attending a regular preschool class on the enrichment day will be able to eat their lunch with the other children and will then be picked up at the appropriate time by a parent or guardian.  

 

The Enrichment schedule will be as follows:                                               

Morning:         9:00 - 9:30          Free Play

                         9:30 - 11:30        Enrichment Lessons

                       11:30 - 12:00        Large Motor Play

                       12:00 - 12:30        Lunch

 

Afternoon:     12:00 - 12:30        Lunch

                        12:30 - 1:00          Large Motor Play

                          1:00 - 3:00           Enrichment Lessons

The cost for this program is $25.00 per session.  Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 15 children (8 children minimum).

The program will be staffed by a teacher and teacher's aide. 

  

Enrollment Eligibility/Requirements:

Children in a 4-year-old or Pre-K class may register, at the Preschool Director's discretion. 

Children in a 3-year-old class may register if they are in their second year of preschool and have discussed possible enrollment with the Director. 

All children must be potty-trained.

Children must be able to sit and listen attentively to instruction and discussion for longer periods of time than is required in their preschool day.

Each lesson is stand-alone, so your child does not have to attend the classes in the order they are offered.  Your child may join the program at any time during the school year.

Your child does not have to attend a regularly scheduled preschool class on the day of an enrichment program class.  (Your child may come just to the enrichment session.)

Children must bring their own peanut-free lunch.  (All lunch items will be checked upon arrival.)

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Signing Up for Lunch Bunch or Art / Cooking Enrichment Programs:   Sign up sheets will be placed outside of the Preschool office.  A list of enrichment dates and sign-up postings will be listed outside the preschool office.  Please complete an enrollment form, attach your enrollment fee, and place in the tuition box.  There will be NO REFUNDS unless we can replace your child with someone on the waiting list, or if there are not enough children to hold the class. 

 

LEARNING & FUN - Learning & Fun is a Thursday morning and afternoon program.   It is held every Thursday from October through May.  The morning class will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Afternoon class will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  You may enroll your child for one month, two months, three months, or all eight months Your child does NOT have to be registered in one of our preschool classes to enroll in this enrichment class!

Children bring a bagged lunch (no peanut products please due to severe allergies).  Children who attend a regular morning class will be escorted to the enrichment lunch room to eat their lunch from 12 noon until 12:30 pm.  At 12:30 pm, the enrichment lunch staff will escort the children to the Learning & Fun class car line.

 The program is designed for any child attending a 4 year-old or PreK class.  Children in a 4 year-old Monday/Wednesday/Friday class can use this program to add an extra day to their week.

 Class size will be limited to 16 students and will be staffed by a teacher and a teacher's aide.

 Our daily schedule will include:

1.  Arts and crafts and table-top activities that explore thematic units such as:

  • Visiting countries around the world
  • Dramatic presentations of fairy tales and nursery rhymes
  • Understanding the world around us through scientific experiments
  • Creating maps of our surroundings
  • Studying the importance and location of our body parts and good nutrition.

2.  Outside play or large motor movement activities in the indoor play area including group games and relays.

3.  Snack, story, and music.

The cost for the Learning and Fun Program is $90 per month.  Registration for this class is now open.   If enrolling for the year, your monthly amount will be due on the first of each month starting in November.  If enrolling for one month at a time, your payment will be due at time of sign up when the other enrichment class sign-ups are posted on or near the 15th of each month.  Please note:  A minimum of 8 children must enroll to hold this class.

Learning & Fun Registration Form

 

FRIDAY FUN DAY - Friday Fun Day is a preschool enrichment class that will be held every Friday, starting Friday, September 18, 2015 and ending May 27, 2016.  The time for the class is 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OR  12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.   Your child does NOT have to be registered in one of our preschool classes to enroll in this enrichment class!

The class is designed to complement the curriculum in our weekly preschool classes, by including fairy tales, nursery rhymes, cooking, games, story time and movement, science, free play and lunch.  

The program is for children attending the following classes:

  • 4 year-old Monday/Wednesday/Friday Morning/Afternoon program
  • 4 year-old Monday thru Thursday Morning program
  • Pre-Kindergarten Morning or Afternoon program
  • Kindergarten Enrichment Morning/Afternoon program
  • Children attending a 4 year-old, PreK or Kindergarten class registered outside of Westminster's Preschool that wish to enroll for an additional day.

The cost for the Friday Fun Day program is $90.00 per month.  Registration for this class is now open for 2015/2016.  You may enroll your child for one month at a time or for the entire year.  If enrolling for the entire year, your monhly amount will be due on or before the first of each month, starting in November.  If enrolling for one month at a time,your payment is due at the time of sign up when the other enrichment class sign-ups are posted on or near the 15th of each month.  Please note, A minimum of 8 children must be enrolled to hold the class,  

Friday Fun Day Registration Form

 

SOCCER SHOTS PROGRAM - This fun soccer program is administered by DKS Sports Development, LLC.  The Director is Doug Schneider.  This six to eight week program is held on Mondays.  Morning class run from 11:25 - 12:30 pm for our afternoon students to attend before class and from 12:00 - 1:30 pm for our morning students to attend after their regular class.  The morning Soccer Shots session is limited to 16 children and the afternoon session is limited to 21 children.   The eight week Soccer Shots program is $12 per week, made payable directly to Soccer Shots  ($96.00 total) with a $15.00 one-time registration fee.  You must register On-Line with Soccer Shots.   An additional $3.75 /week  ($30.00 totl) is made payable to Westminster's Preschool, for our staff member(s) to help your children with the program and to supervise them during the lunch portion of the program. 

Children bring a bagged lunch (no peanut products please due to severe allergies).  Children who attend a regular morning class will be escorted to the lunch room to eat their lunch from 12 noon until 12:30 pm.  At 12:30 pm, the Soccer Shots preschool staff will escort the children to the field area for the program from 12:40 - 1:10pm.  After soccer, the children will be escorted back downstairs to the lunch room where they can get a drink and use the restroom.  Parents will pick up at Room 443 promptly at 1:30.  Children who attend an afternoon class may be dropped off in the upper circle beginning at 11:15.  Class begins promptly at 11:25 - 11:55, where the children will be escorted to the bathrooms and then downstairs to Room 444 to eat lunch from 12:00 - 12:30 pm.  At 12:30, the children will be escorted to their appropriate class car-line where they will greet their teacher and the rest of their class.

The program is designed for  the four-year-old and PreK classes.  Three year old class children may put their names on the waiting list if there are any open spots available.

Soccer Shots Program Registration Form (MUST be completed on-line at http://chester.ssreg.org)

Soccer Shots Westminster Registration Form

BOTH Soccer Shots Registration Forms MUST be completed and accompanied by separate checks please.