In order to attend the Barn Owls, children must turn 5 by March 1st of the school year they will attend.
The Barn Owls has a maximum capacity of 16 children each day, and the minimum acceptable staff to child ratio, which will be maintained at all times, is 1 to 10.
A typical day in the Barn Owls includes…
In the Barn Owls class, active family involvement helps build connections between families and school. In the classroom, teachers practice positive reinforcement to create a safe, healthy environment for preschoolers. By the time they reach the Barn Owls, children have already mastered the basics of movement and are constantly testing physical limits to improve their skills. They are also using sophisticated words and sentences, and are highly interested in how things work, constantly asking questions and exploring the world around them. In the Barn Owls, we support focus, self-control, self-care, and self-help, all working to grow the child’s skills and confidence. Throughout the year each child will also learn the value of cooperation, communicating effectively, and quality play behaviors. The Barn Owls’ developmentally appropriate curriculum provides lessons and activities that meet the needs of all the children, teaching through play indoors and outdoors throughout the entire school year, as well as promoting Kindergarten Readiness skills.
Some big picture goals of the Barn Owls include: