Programs - Preschool
Preschool & Kindergarten
The power of abstract thought which begins to blossom during adolescence, is strengthened by a child’s ‘work’ during childhood’s early years. The skills, capacity and flexibility gained during this important preparatory developmental phase yields strength for building multiple intelligences into adulthood.
Acorn Room & Sun Room Nursery: Our nursery program is offered for children who are between 2 ½ and 4 years of age. The class is offered Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 1:00pm. Children may attend 2-5 days depending on their age and their family’s needs. Class size is limited to 12-14 children with a teacher and an assistant. If the length of day is not manageable for your child, an optional 11:30 pick-up time may be arranged which will allow for lunch and an afternoon nap at home. Children who are 2 ½ - 3 years may attend as few as 2 consecutive days. Children who turn 3 by June 1 must enroll for 3 or more consecutive days per week. The parent or guardian will submit an application for the child and will have an interview with RVWS faculty. The teacher may request a classroom visit prior to a child being accepted into the program for mid-year admissions. Students who attend 3 or more days per week are expected to be toilet-trained. Preference is given to children who have participated in our Garden Gate program.