Square Roots Preschool offers two-day programs for families who want to introduce their children to a school environment but still want to enjoy lots of time at home. Attending preschool two days a week is a great schedule for younger children who are starting school for the first time or even for older children whose family schedule does not require them to be enrolled in a full-time program. Due to the fact that our class size is so small and our students get a lot of individual attention and instruction, our part-time students develop all of the skills needed for success in kindergarten.
Alternatively, we are now offering a four-day program when families enroll in both two-day programs. This option is ideal for families who want their preschooler to have a bit more instruction time or if the family schedule makes this a necessity. We offer a 20% discount on the second program for a great cost-savings.
We work with our families on an individual basis, so please come check us out and see which program fits your preschooler best. Call 480.447.ROOT to set up a tour.
Listening and evaluating clues from verbal directions is a skill that helps preschool-aged children gain meaning from the content of a book or story. Giving them opportunities to practice this skill will help them comprehend what they read or see. Making up riddles for your child is a great way to exercise his mind to develop this skill.
Make up riddles for your child to solve in the car, in the tub, or around the house. They can, at first, be related to your location so your child can pick up on visual cues, but as your child gets better at solving them, they can be more obscure. For example, if you’re in the bathroom, you could say, “You squeeze me. I clean your hair” (shampoo). Or “I am shaped like a pencil. I help you clean your teeth” (toothbrush).
Getting your child to think about the characteristics of an object helps him think about what makes things unique. This activity will help with comprehension, listening, memory, attention span, and following directions.
Once your child gets the hang of it, have him make up riddles for you!
At Square Roots Preschool, we’re growing life-long learners.
Establishing strong roots is important for the future. Square Roots Preschool exists to provide a secure and stimulating early education experience that promotes each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to help grow a desire in children to be life-long learners.
Why Square Roots?
• secure, comforting transition from home
• small class size of 4 children (state ratio is 1:13) enables the teacher to have a powerful impact on each child’s development.
• degreed teacher and support staff
• on-staff consultants: early childhood development professor with over 40 years experience and degreed speech therapist
• healthy snacks, organic when possible
• nontoxic, natural environment free of harmful chemicals
• safe, stimulating outdoor play area
• ongoing, thorough communication with parents and opportunities for family involvement
We are now scheduling tours for fall enrollment for ages 2-5. Please call 480.447.ROOT or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We were all smiles this week! We had a great start to the school year, and we celebrated National Smile Week! It wasn’t difficult to capture our students with big grins. We took photos all of their smiles and created a homework sheet for them to match the smile to their friends’ names. It was a fun way to reinforce letter and name recognition as well as get to know each other better. Happy National Smile Week!