Programs

2017-18 Programs for Children

 

MORNING CLASSES:

5 Morning Pre-K

(2 Classrooms)

Classes meet Monday-Friday mornings from 9:00-11:30 for children who are 4 by September 1.

  • Class size: 18-20 children with two teachers
  • Annual tuition: $5,976

4 Morning Young Fours

(1 Classroom)

Class meets Monday-Thursday mornings from 9:10-11:40 for children turning 4 between April 1 and December 31. This class is designed for children who just make or miss the kindergarten cut-off.

  • Class size: 16 children with two teachers
  • Annual tuition: $5,058

3 Morning Threes

(2 Classrooms)

Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings from 9:10-11:40 for children who are 3 by September 1.

  • Class size: 16 children with two teachers
  • Annual tuition: $3,909

2 Morning Young Threes

(2 Classrooms)

Classes meet Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 9:10-11:40 for children who are 3 by December 31. Since separation is a crucial issue for most children of this age, parents/guardians should be available to their children for the first few sessions.

  • Class size: 12-14 children with two teachers
  • Annual tuition: $2,878

2 Morning Transition Twos

(3 Classrooms)

Classes meet on Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 9:15 to 11:15 for children who are 2 by September 1. An additional 15 minutes is added to the class in late January. Parents/ guardians initially attend the class with the children and have a gradual separation experience in October.

  • Class size: 10 children with two teachers
  • Annual tuition: $2,572

Parent/Child

(1 Classroom)

Class meets Thursday from 9:30 to 11:00 for children who are 2 by March 1, 2018. The Parent/Child class provides an opportunity for parents/ guardians to interact with their younger children in the preschool setting. Because of the young age of these children, it is essential that a parent/guardian participate with each child.

  • Class size: 9 children with one teacher
  • Annual tuition: $699

Clase De Padres e Hijos

(1 Clase) Latino Parent/Child Classs

Una clase enseñada en Español para niños Latinos que tienen 2-3 años, y sus padres o guardianes. Hermanos menores pueden asistir a la clase también. La clase se reune los viernes de 9:30 a 11:00 de la mañana. Las familias harán parte de la communidad de Cherry bajo la dirección de una maestra de habla- hispana.

  • Tamaño de la clase: 9 niños y sus padres o guardianes con una maestra
  • Colegiatura annual: Un honorario de $50 para bocados y actividades.

AFTERNOON CLASSES:

4 Afternoon Pre-K

(1-2 Classrooms)

Classes meet Monday-Thursday afternoons from 12:30-3:00 for children who are 4 by September 1.

  • Class size: 16-18 children with two teachers
  • Annual tuition: $5,058

4 Afternoon Threes/Fours Dual Language Spanish-English

(1 Classroom)

Class meets Monday-Thursday afternoons from 12:35-3:05 for children who are 3 or 4 by September 1.

  • Class size: 16 children with two teachers
  • Annual tuition: $5,058

3 or 4 Afternoon Threes

(1 Classroom)

Class meets Monday-Thursday or Tuesday -Thursday afternoons from 12:35-3:05 for children who are 3 by September 1.

  • Class size: 16 children with two teachers
  • Annual tuition: $3,909 for 3 days or $5,058 for 4 days

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

These are optional programs in which families in our 3, 4, and 5-day classes may elect to have their children extend their hours of attendance. Support for children with special needs is not available. Enrollment for these programs is in April; parents who need a specific schedule must apply by May 1. Following that date, available slots are filled on a first come, first served basis.

AM & PM Lunch Programs

  • Monday through Friday, 11:30-1:30, for 3, 4, and 5-day morning students – cost: $20/session ($25 for drop-in*)

Afternoon Lunch Program

  • Monday through Thursday, 11:30-12:30, for 3 and 4-day afternoon students – cost: $10/session ($12 for drop-in*)

PM After-School Care

  • Monday through Thursday, 3:00-4:30, for 3 and 4-day afternoon students
  • Class size: up to 4 children with one teacher or up to 14 children with 2 teachers
  • Cost: $19/session ($22 for drop-in*)

A nurturing, consistent extension of the child’s day for children in the 3 & 4 afternoon classes only to provide extra time for families needing a longer day

*As the school year progresses (after October 1), and spaces become available, parents may ask about a “drop-in” on a specific day. Children in 3, 4 & 5 morning classes may also use the “drop-in” option for After School Care. Such spaces are limited and must be approved by the office staff before the requested session. If the drop-in is approved, an invoice at the higher daily rate will be sent to the family for payment within 10 days of the drop-in session.

SUMMER CAMP 2017

June 19 – July 27
Monday through Thursday from 9:30 to 12:30
Children must be 3 by September 1 and fully toilet-trained to enroll

This six-week program designed to give children a safe, fun, nurturing, developmentally appropriate camp experience. All groups are multi-age (3-5 year olds together).

  • Class size: 14-16 children with one Cherry teacher and one (or more) Aide(s), counselors (college or high school age), and junior counselors (middle school)
  • Cost: $780 for 6 weeks

For more details, see Summer Camp Information 2017.

Warren W. Cherry Preschool is an independent, parent-governed, not-for-profit, non-sectarian preschool open to all children in our community. The school admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid program, or other school administered programs. Cherry Preschool exists without the sponsorship of a larger institution, thus enjoying independence, stability, and the benefits of being able to focus all its energies on innovative, developmentally appropriate early childhood educational programs. As an independent school, however, there are financial burdens that heighten the role of fundraising to cover the cost of more than the basic program. To provide our children with enriching activities, compensate our staff fairly, and include children with special needs and children who are economically disadvantaged, families are required to volunteer their time and energy in support of the school.

Class availability is dependent on minimum enrollment figures.