Program Descriptions

Toddlers:
(Must be 24 months on or before Oct 1)

9-month, 2-hour program - 8:30 to 10:30 on MWF or TuTh
This is a 2 hour introduction class to Bal Swan for young 2-year-olds. This class works on basic routines, social interaction, the beginnings of cognitive development, motor, language, and self-help skills.

Pre-school:
(Must be 30 months on or before Oct 1)

9-month, 2-hour program - 11:00-1:00 p.m. on MWF or TuTh

This is a 2 hour preschool class. This class builds on the toddler program within routines, social interaction, gross and fine motor, language, self-help and cognitive development.

9-month, half-day program - 8:30 to 11:30 on MWF or TuTh

This is a 3 hour class for the older 2s and younger 3s. It occurs at the same time as our pre-Kindergarten program so families can have their children in school at the same time. This class builds on the toddler program within routines, social interaction, gross and fine motor, language, self-help, and cognitive development.

Pre-Kindergarten:
3 ½ to 5 year-olds
(Must be 3 ½ on or before Oct 1)

All 3 ½ and 5 year-old programs are two-year programs.

Your 3 ½ year-old will be able to continue with the same class, teacher, and friends for two years. During, the first year, your 3 ½ year-old will benefit from watching and playing with the 4 ½ year-olds and your 3 ½ year-old will achieve greater success by following the older students’ leads. The second year in the program is just as important as the first. Your 3 ½ year-old is now 4 ½ and gets to be the leader in the classroom for all the new 3 ½ year-olds, while still being challenged cognitively by our wonderful teachers.

9 or 12-month half-day pre-Kindergarten programs

  • 8:30 to 11:30 on MWF or TuTh
  • 12:30 to 3:30 on MWF or TuTh or M-Th or M-F

These programs can be enrolled in for 9 or 12 months. The 9 month programs end in May and the 12 month programs end in August. Each program starts in late August.

12 month full-day pre-Kindergarten programs (There are no 9 month options)

  • 8:30 to 11:30 on 8:00 to 3:30 on MWF, TuTh, or M-F

The full-day classes will have a rest period, and the children will need to bring a sack lunch. The morning will be the core preschool program, and the extra time in the afternoon will be a continuation of all the fun and exciting activities and lessons. The children in this classroom will have more time to master skills and work on projects. It will be fun!

Junior Kindergarten:  

  • 8:00 to 11:30 or 12:30 to 3:30 for 5 days with AM, PM and full-day options

Junior Kindergarten will focus on intentionally shoring up all of the pre-skills needed to move into writing, literacy, math, science and the arts content areas through play and movement. This class will also work on core strength, fine motor manipulatives and continuation of social skills taught in pre-k.

    Awesome Afternoons:

    (3:30 to 4:30)

    Child must be enrolled (no drop-in programming) and must be 3 and older: This program helps the family that needs a little more time before they pick up their children. There are limited spots available for this program. Families in the full-day program will receive priority placement. This program runs year-round.

    Lunch Bunch:
    (11:30 to 12:30)

    Lunch Bunch is a popular program and Bal Swan will place children based on their enrollment date whenever possible. There are limited spots available for this program.

    Lunch Bunch is only a 9 month program, September – May. There is no lunch bunch the first week of September.

    Child must be enrolled (no drop-in programming) and must be 3 and older:
    This is our popular lunch program where parents pack their children’s lunches. During this time, the children socialize about the wonders of the world with their friends and our excellent staff. Families will need to enroll in this program just like the main Bal Swan programs. Please remember we are a NO NUT school. If children bring nut products into the school they will not be able to eat them. We will provide the child in this situation an alternative lunch. Thanks for helping us be a safe environment for our children.