PPNS offers Afternoon Enrichment programs from 1 – 3 pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with a different focus each day of the week. Enrichment is divided into three multi-week sessions, with the first session running from the second week of school until winter break, the second session running from January through the middle of March, and the third session running from the second half of March through the first week of June. Each session includes the area of study detailed below, as well as a short gross motor period, free play period, and a light snack. Currently, we offer the following schedule of themes:
Mondays for Children in Pre-K and Three-Year-Old Classes focus on literacy and developing pre-reading and beginning reading skills through author studies.
Tuesdays for Children in Pre-K and Three-Year-Old Classes delve into creative art exploration through a wide variety of materials and techniques. Artists and their styles are also studied.
Thursdays for Pre-K’s are planned to develop mathematics skills through movement and games. In addition, children become adept at sharing game instructions with others.
Thursdays for Three-Year-Olds investigated ocean animals during the fall session, animals who thrive in cold weather during the winter session, and currently studying animals whose natural habitats are in other parts of the world.
Note that enrichment classes may be added for Wednesday and Friday afternoons if we have sufficient interest in those days.