our Programs



3 YEARS OLD


To be considered for enrollment in our program for children who are 3 years old, a child must be three years old and potty trained by September 1st.  In this program a child will experience play-based learning of colors, shapes, number sense, phonemic awareness, name recognition, science, music, movement, age-appropriate fine and gross motor skills, problem solving, vocabulary and language development, and socialization.  Based on availability, the enrollment options for a 3 year old child are:

 

            2 days per week – Tuesday and Thursday

            3 days per week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday



4 YEARS OLD


Our program for children who are 4 years old offers children a play-based approach to learning with an emphasis on kindergarten readiness.  Children enrolled in this program will build on the skill and knowledge they gained in the program for 3 year olds as well as focusing on letter recognition and letter sounds, number sense, writing their name, books, stories, poetry, communication, and friendship.  Children enrolled in this program must be 4 years old by September 1st.  Based on availability, the enrollment options for a 4 year old child are:

                       

            3 days per week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - suspended for '22-'23

            5 days per week - Monday through Friday



JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN (formerly TK)


A five-day per week program, the Junior Kindergarten program is designed for children who are chronologically eligible to enter Kindergarten but would benefit from another year of preschool, and for children who will turn 5 years old between September 1st and December 1st.  The emphasis of Junior Kindergarten is Kindergarten readiness through the gentle but concerted introduction to the social, emotional, cognitive, and motor skills necessary for success in a formal Kindergarten setting. The smaller class size of Junior Kindergarten affords our highly educated and experienced teachers the opportunity to identify the strengths, challenges, interests, and opportunities for growth in each individual student as well as the flexibility to adjust curriculum goals accordingly.  Off-site field trips and visits from Expert Presenters provide further enriching, meaningful, and fun learning experiences for our students.



LUNCH BUNCH


Held on Wednesdays from 12:00-2:30 p.m., this literature-based enrichment opportunity is designed for 16 children who are enrolled in the Junior Kindergarten (formerly TK) and M-F programs and who do not receive financial aid.  Parents provide a nut-free lunch for their children, FNS teachers provide the fun!  Registration for the first semester (October 5th through January 25th) of Lunch Bunch will begin online at 9:00 p.m. on September 20th .  (CLICK HERE) to register for Lunch Bunch



SCHEDULE   


FNS offers half-day programs.  Our day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m.