Eagle Creek Academy
Preschool & Young Fives
We teach in small groups.
We enroll children who are almost three, three, four and five years old (when school starts in September) into our preschool program. They do not need to be potty-trained.
Each of our preschool and Young Fives teachers is in her own classroom, with her own small group of children. We usually have four or five preschool and Young Fives classrooms. We group children according to their ages, their abilities, the boy/girl split, and other factors.
Our groups are small:
almost 3 year olds = 8 children maximum
3 year olds = 10 children maximum
4 year olds = 12 children maximum
Young Fives = 12 children maximum
We believe that childhood is a magical time.
Our first priority is to keep the magic alive. We make ice cream, bring in pets and have parties. We sing and dance and laugh. We want school to be a special place where children get to do special things.
For many children, preschool is a time of firsts.
It may be the first time a child leaves his parents or the first time he must talk in a group. We want the children to feel safe. We maintain a slow, calm pace. We plan our routines and our transitions carefully. In fact, we get many compliments on how peaceful our classrooms are. We love this time in a child’s life, and we want your children to love it, too.
We have Spanish every day.
Our Spanish teachers use games, songs and crafts. Children learn vocabulary words as well as simple conversations. They also learn about the customs and holidays in Spanish-speaking countries.
We are preparing your children for Kindergarten.
We pay special attention to providing the perfect balance between fun and academics. We get to know each child as an individual, keep track his unique strengths and needs, and plan learning activities that challenge him. Many parents tell us later they were amazed at how well we prepared their children for Kindergarten.
We offer extended care from
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please contact us for the extended care rates.