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Please Note: Programs & Hours for the 2017-2018 School Year have changed

In addition to our half-day programs, we are offering full-day programs to meet the needs of families with working parents.

 

 

Classroom

Age

Days

Hours

Spazio Gioco Play Group
Age 2 by September 1, 2017

2-3 years

Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Piccoli
Age 2 by August 1
2-3 years

Tues/Thurs (2 days)

Mon/Wed/Fri (3 days)

Mon-Fri (5 days)

8:45 am – 12:45 pm or 5:30 pm
8:45 am – 12:45 pm or 5:30 pm
8:45 am – 12:45 pm or 5:30 pm
Grandi
Age 3 by September 1
3-4 years Mon-Fri (5 days) 8:30 am – 1:15 pm or 5:30 pm
Grandissimi-Pre K
Age 4 by September 1
4-5 years Mon-Fri (5 days) 8:15 am – 1:30 pm or 5:30 pm

 

Program Requirements

 Children need to be potty-trained to be in the Grandi and Grandissimi classes.

 Children do not need to speak Italian to enroll at La Scuola.

 A family-style hot lunch is provided (made with local, organic ingredients whenever possible).

 Teacher to student ratio: 1:6 to 1:8

 Preschool: Approximately 90% Italian and 10% English spoken

    Spazio Gioco

    Starting in the 2017-2018 school year our Spazio Gioco class will be for children 2 - 3 years old (2 years old by September 1). There will be 2 Spazio Gioco groups and parents can register for the Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday group. Both groups meet for 2 hours (on each day) from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.

    This is a very flexible playgroup, designed to offer 2-3 year olds an opportunity to explore interesting materials and relationships in an organized educational setting. Children learn best through discovery and active engagement. We work with children’s natural curiosity and creativity by providing stimulating activities and a variety of materials that appeal to all of their senses.

    In the Spazio Gioco playgroup we especially focus on developing young children’s social skills and sense of self by building autonomy and peer relationships apart from parents, and encouraging them to build trusting relationships with their teacher. 

    Having a stable group of children who stay together throughout the year is the cornerstone of this goal because emotional security is fundamental for all other aspects of young children’s growth and development.  

    The Spazio Gioco playgroup is strongly characterized by our commitment to an Italian-immersion environment. We want to provide some hours of Italian immersion through singing and playing. La Scuola provides an opportunity for children to learn Italian in this way regardless of whether their parents speak Italian at home.

    Spazio Gioco parents participate on a rotation basis. Find out more about how parents participate in Spazio Gioco.