Butterflies- 3.5-4 yrs old

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 3.5-4 yrs old

POTTY TRAINING: Must be fully self-sufficient

5 DAYS (Monday-Friday):

Part-Time (8:10 am-2:30 pm) - Mandatory Minimum Schedule 
Full-Time (6:30 am-6:00 pm)
PM Butterflies (1:30-6:00 pm)

RATIO: 1:12 (Max: 36 children)

This program helps to prepare students for Kindergarten with a high emphasis on the Arts for a full sensory program including Arts, Fine Arts, Music, Drama, Dance, and Culinary experiences in a developmentally correct environment in both indoor and outdoor classrooms. One hour of the day (1:20 pm to 2:20 pm) they transition to the Fireflies class (Intermediate Kindergarten) where they are introduced to Science, Language and Math in a multi-sensory hands-on learning environment.

For the past 35 years, children in these classes have been prepared for Kindergarten. If they are not ready because of development, our staff will speak about development with the parents during the quarterly reviews for Parent/Teacher or more often if necessary.

Valley Christian School has listed Neighborhood Christian Center an an "Exemplary Preschool." We have partnered with one of the best schools in the area, Valley Christian Schools and we commit to prepare our students for Kindergarten with excellence.  At its discretion, VCS will present Exemplary Preschool Scholar Award(s) at the preschool’s commencement, each Award valued at $1,000, for qualified preschool graduates who have demonstrated proficiency of required kindergarten readiness skills for VCS and have received an acceptance letter for admission to Valley Christian Schools.


6:30 am-8:00 am Good morning! Breakfast from home and free play in Building #5
8:00 am-8:00 am Check-In/Free Play in the Play Yard
8:30-9:30 am Outdoor Class Time in Assigned Groups:
Open-Ended Play, G2K (Garden to Kitchen), Science Discovery, Jelic, Gardening
9:30-10:00 am Assembly Time
10:00-10:20 am Snack Time
10:30-11:20 am AM Cognitive Time in B#4 (HAW):
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: Art, Drama, Music and Movement
Chapel (11:00-11:30) & Mandarin
11:30-11:40 pm Goodbye to Half-Day Students
11:30-12:30 pm Lunch Time
12:30-1:00 pm Edible Yard Time
1:00-1:15 pm Transition to B#3
1:15-1:30 pm Story Time & Goodbye Time!
Welcome and Check-In the PM Butterflies
1:30-2:20 pm PM Cognitive Time in B#3:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: Hands on Science, Language, Match, Handwriting
Wednesday: Game Time
2:20-2:30 pm Part-Time Students Transition to B#4
2:30-2:40 pm Goodbye to Part-Time Students
Full Time Students: Small Group Story Time in B#3
2:40-3:00 pm Snack Time in B#3
3:00-4:10 pm Outdoor Play in the Play Yard with B#3 Students
Fridays: 3:15-4:00 KFC (Kids for Christ)
4:00-5:10- Free Play in the Edible Yard
4:10-5:10 pm Assigned Groups:
*Academic Worksheet Time in B#3, Tipi
5:10-5:45 pm Lego Play in B#3
5:45-5:50 pm Clean-Up Time in B#3
5:50-6:00 pm Story Time & Goodbye Time in B3!
Butterflies Teachers
Fireflies Teachers