The Westfield Area Y is hosting two Preschool Open Houses at the Robert & Virginia Bauer Family Branch located at 422 East Broad Street. The first Open House is on Tuesday, March 19th at 1:00 pm and the second Open House is on Friday, March 22nd at 9:30 am for parents with children as young as age 2 ½. Tours of the Preschool classrooms will be given and questions regarding the various Y Preschool, kindergarten and enrichment programs, curriculum and schedules for the 2012-2013 school year will be answered by certified staff.
Westfield Area Y Preschool Programs incorporate “The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood” into their daily lesson plans. The most important goal is to help the children become enthusiastic learners and encourage them to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Creative Curriculum content areas include: Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Technology, Healthy Habits and Character Development.
A variety of enrichment programs designed for students enrolled in our Robert & Virginia Bauer Branch Half-Day Preschool program, give students an opportunity to play and learn new things in a small group setting. A variety of classes are offered each day such as:
· Lunchtime Enrichment Classes (1 hour long): Music, Ceramics, Zumbatomics, Puppet Parade, Computers, Kid Fit, Green Thumbs, Eco-Art, Golf, Science Adventure, Tumbling, Art to Wear and Sports Sampler.
· Extended Day Enrichment Classes (2 ½ hours long): World Chefs, Pot Luck, Animals A-Z, Story Time and Art.
· Hot Lunch Program
Registration is available online. If you have questions regarding any of the Westfield Area Y Preschool & Kindergarten Programs, please call Eileen Rooney at (908) 233-2700 x423
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. Visit westfieldynj.org
to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.