Student Programs at Rocky River Presbyterian Preschool
Our Preschool offers morning sessions from 9-11:15 am and afternoon sessions from 1-3:15 pm. Find out the classes available for each age group for 2017-2018 underclass schedules and what they will be learning under objectives.
Morning and afternoon students may choose to extend their day by attending lunch bunch.
We pride ourselves on small child:teacher ratios. Classes are typically between 10 and 12 children with one teacher and one assistant. Take a look at our class day to see what happens during a typical session!
All of the classes at RRPP are play-based and have developmentally appropriate activities for each child. The goals and objectives of each class are based on the Early Learning Content Standards from the Ohio Department of Education. These goals include social and emotional skills, physical skills (both gross motor and fine motor) and cognitive skills focusing on Literacy, Math, Social studies and Science.
Young 3’s/Older 2’s
Children must be 2 ½ for this class and should be having success in potty training. This class focuses on having the children adjust to being in a group setting for the first time. Social skills such as listening, taking turns and sharing are emphasized. Songs, finger plays and simple art projects are included in the curriculum. This class is limited to 10 children with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher.
Three Year Olds
Children in this class must turn three by September 30, 2017. The three’s class focuses on transitioning from home, playing cooperatively (sharing, taking turns) and learning self-help skills, such as going potty, washing hands and putting on their own coat. The threes will also learn their colors and shapes and work on letter and name recognition.
The two and three day threes have a similar curriculum with the three day class extending the units that the two day threes are experiencing.
Class sizes are 12 to 13 children with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher.
Four Year Olds
The four year old classes continue learning their social skills through play experiences. Building blocks, dramatic play, easel activities, puzzles and many other materials are available during their free choice time. All of the four’s classes include activities that will prepare them for Kindergarten. The fours will focus on a “Letter of the Week” with Show and Tell and a beginning writing journal. Alphabet folders also come home weekly with each child. They will concentrate on recognizing their first and last names and learn to print both in upper and lower case letters. They will also work on identifying and writing their numbers along with using manipulatives and making seasonal counting books to support their burgeoning math skills.
Class sizes are 12 to 14 children with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher.
This program is for children who turn 5 before December 31st. This class has different themes than the four year old classes. The curriculum is similar to the fours in that they both prepare the children socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually for Kindergarten. The Pre-K class focuses on their “Letter of the Week” with homework notebooks and writing journals. They also will complete several counting books.
The Pre-K class is ideal for the child who is close to the kindergarten cut off age but may need another year to build their confidence and social skills.
Class size is 12 to 14 children with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher.
Our Preschool is licensed to serve up to 65 children in each session (morning or afternoon). The children are grouped in classes with no class ever exceeding 18 children, although most of our classes have between 10 and 12 children. Each class has a lead teacher and one or two assistant teachers assigned to them at all times.
Our teach to child ratio ranges from 1:6 to 1:8, and never exceeds the guidelines set forth by the State of Ohio. Occasionally, during special events such as holiday parties, on-site field trips, or class events, two classes may play together in our gym or outdoor area. Regular ratios are always maintained.
2017-2018 Preschool Class Schedule
Young three’s/Older 2’s Classes
- Friday 9:00-11:15 am
Three Year Old Classes
- AM 3’s Thursday, Friday 9-11:15 am
- AM 3’s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9-11:15 am
- PM 3’s Tuesday, Wednesday 1:00 – 3:15 pm
- PM 3’ Enrichment Day (optional)- Thursday 1:00 – 3:15 pm
Four Year Old Classes
- AM 4’s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9 am-11:15 am
- AM 4’s Enrichment Day (optional) Thursday 9 am-11:15 am
- PM 4’s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 1:00 – 3:15 pm
- PM 4’s Enrichment Day (optional) – Thursday – 1:00 – 3:15 pm
Five Year Old Classes
- Pre-K (Your child should turn 5 before 12/31/ 2017)
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 1:00 -3:15 pm
- Friday (optional Enrichment day for Pre-K) – 1:00-3:15 pm
Kindergarten wrap around
- Rocky River morning kindergarten students will be bused to RRPP
- Monday – Friday 12:15 – 3:15 pm
The curriculum for all four and five year old classes includes Kindergarten Readiness Activities.
We start our preschool day by hanging up our backpacks and washing our hands!
Next, students have the opportunity to participate in several small group activities for about an hour. Activities are sensory, art, writing, dramatic, constructive, math and manipulatives, science and literacy play. We will also go to the special activity room or the music room.
Following the activities, there is clean up time, hand washing and snack time (about 30 minutes).
After snack is circle time. This includes stories, finger plays, songs and learning games (15 min).
The final activity is large motor play. We either play outside in our large fenced in grassy area or in the gym with bikes, scooters and balls (20 min).
The “Lunch Bunch” is an extension of the preschool day. The children who choose to extend their day for an hour will bring their own lunch and play or do a special activity during that time. Lunch Bunch is offered almost every day of the month. The AM children will stay from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm; the PM children will come at 11:30 and stay until 12:50 when they will be escorted to their classroom. There will be a sign-up for specific days. The cost of “Lunch Bunch” is currently $7.00 a day.
Friday Fun Days
Fun days are grouped into five week sessions from 1:00 – 3:15 on Fridays for our four and five year olds. They work on one theme each session. Some of our most popular sessions have been science and math! In addition to hands on learning, the theme is incorporated into gym/outside time and a snack. The cost for the four week session is $50.
Outside school hours
RRPP hosts several family fun nights throughout the year, see more under parent news.