The year-round preschool program is offered for children 15 months (if walking) to 5 years of age. Tuition varies based on program and hours selected. Full time preschool hours are 9AM - 5PM. Half-day hours are 9AM - 1:00 PM. Extended hours can be elected between 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. Please discuss the options available during your tour.
Children will participate in mixed-age classroom where they will be learning through active viewing, engaging and facilitating. Over time, they will gain experience, independence and confidence in the areas shared below and many more.
As mentioned in the overview and philosophy, the goal is for Avid Kids Circle to be a learning space where children are free to ask questions, wonder and learn answers through active experimentation and discovery. There will be a balance of direction and self-direction. There will also be a mix of individualized learning with group and social learning.
Sample Preschool Day
Group Activity/Lunch Prep
Early Wake Up/Extra Nap
Indoor Free Play
Indoor/Outdoor Free Play
Sounds and Reading
Like smell and touch, hearing is an early sense to develop. Recognition and repetition of sounds through listening or talking lays the foundation for alphabet recognition, self-reading and writing.
Science or Cooking
With a live kitchen as our science lab, our preschoolers will be busy experimenting and learning botany, zoology, chemistry, matters of physics and more. The fun will be attempting edible experiments!
Art reinforces color recognition, allows a sensory outlet for shapes and spatial visualization. It develops fine motor and social skills via group play, We will explore it in its many forms.
Alphabet Recognition & Writing
Alphabets are introduced through phonics or sounds and visual aids. Tracing letter and reading them together develop writing skills.
World Around Us
Learning about the world, culture, history—all of it–comes together with science and cooking! Through eating international foods, we will learn about our world, continents, countries, states, cities and more.
Music will be explored through singing, rhymes, clapping, beats, making or following rhythms, exposure to musical instruments, world music and more.
Math surrounds us...ticking clock, shapes, measurements, miles driven, steps walked, games played, cooking, music or movement. Children will realize and make these connections, learn simple numerical, arithmetic or geometric shape concepts.
Outdoor Parks n Trails
One of the joys of living in an 'island' community like Redwood Shores is the parks, trails and open spaces available just steps away. We will take advantage of our outdoor environment through assisted walks or on wheels.
Children by nature love to move. Movement will encompass physical gross motor skills, dance, exercise, yoga, sitting or lying still counting seconds or observing and mimicking each others' movements.