Butterflies- 3.9-4.9 yrs old


AGE REQUIREMENTS:
(Pre-K) Child is at least 3.9 years old but less than 4.9 year old by September 1.

POTTY TRAINING: Must be fully self-sufficient

SCHEDULE OPTIONS:
5 DAYS (Monday-Friday):

Part-Time (8:10 am-2:30 pm) - Mandatory Minimum Schedule 
Full-Time (6:30 am-6:00 pm)
Half-Time (8:10-11:30 am)
PM Butterflies (2:30-6:00 pm)- Effective June 4, 2018

RATIO: 1:12

DESCRIPTION OF BUTTERFLIES CLASS:
The Butterfly program is NCC’s Pre-K class. The goals of the Butterfly program are to prepare students with the social-emotional skills that are needed for future educational success, prepare students for entry into Kindergarten and deepen the love of learning in each student.

The Butterfly program is unique in that the learning goals of the program are presented through creative art groups; making the curriculums interdisciplinary. Another uniqueness of the Butterfly program is the co-teaching that takes place with NCC’s Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten class, Fireflies. This co-teaching approach, provides opportunities for the students to experience two classrooms, individualized attention from the teaching staff and a differentiated learning experiences based on the development of the student.

Once a student has completed the Butterfly program, they could enter NCC’s Fireflies class or go to another school to start their “big school” experience. NCC’s Pre-K and Kindergarten graduates do well as they enter into the primary grades. Valley Christian School (VCS) has designated NCC as an “Exemplary Preschool”, giving priority enrollment or incentives to NCC families upon qualifying.

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.


BUTTERFLIES SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:

TIME ACTIVITY
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 Morning Meeting Time
10:00-10:20 am Snack Time
10:20-10:50 am Large Group Time
10:50-11:30 pm Focus Groups/Goodbye to Half-Day Students 11:30
11:45-1:00 pm Lunch Time
1:00-1:45 pm Reading Time
1:45-2:15 pm Journaling
2:15-2:30 pm Afternoon Meeting Time/Goodbye Part-Time Students
2:30-3:00 Snack Time
3:00-4:10 pm  Outdoor Play in the Play Yard
4:10-5:15 pm  Open Centers/Tipi/Gardening
5:15-5:30 pm Clean-Up Time
5:30-6:00 pm Story Time & Goodbye to Full Time Friends
Butterflies Teachers
Fireflies Teachers