Starting in the 2017-18 school year, ESD's Beginner program will include a full-day option.
Currently, the Beginner program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Next year, applicants can select either a “half-day class” or the longer option that will extend the school day until 2:30 p.m. This full-day Beginner class will enable students and teachers to lengthen the exploration phase of their day.
“The longer schedule will reflect the developmental needs of our youngest students by creating a rhythm that affords opportunities for play and discovery, time for reflection, balanced nutrition, and rest time,” explains ESD’s Early Childhood Coordinator, Amy Cuccia. “Our goal is to provide a program that meets the needs of families and embraces the developmental stages of young children.”
These two options for Beginners will allow greater flexibility for students and their families. Please visit our Admissions page for more information or apply now!