Our Class Sessions
Three-Day (Half-Day) Programs
Three-Day Mornings Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Three-Day Afternoons Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12:15 to 3:00 p.m.
Four-Day (Half-Day) Programs
Four-Day Mornings Monday, Tuesday, Wed. & Thursday 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Four-Day Afternoons Monday, Tuesday, Wed. & Thursday 12:15 to 3:00 p.m.
Please call or contact us to schedule a visit or to discuss tuition prices.
Special Events at Happy Time
- Multicultural Celebrations
- Thanksgiving Feast
- Holiday Concert
- Parent Night
- Valentine Party
- Pajama Day
- Graduation Program with Concert and Slide Presentation
Happy Time Preschool Curriculum
Happy Time has a theme-based curriculum that changes each month. (See monthly calendar here.) The entire environment depicts the theme of the month.
Literacy This print-rich environment allows the children to see letters and words every day. Writing and forming letters and numbers at the literacy center are available to the children. We also have fun writing in shaving cream, with stamps and with markers. Our large selection of language, literacy and writing materials fosters growth in children and helps them as they begin to write and tell stories. Our program uses a “letter of the week” approach. This teaches the names, shapes and sounds of letters and how those sounds blend and make words and sentences.
Math Math skills are learned with hands-on experiences. The children begin to count higher, make class graphs, use more difficult patterning skills and begin to add and subtract.
Science Science is the study of all things around us. We can choose a subject and then explore how and why it was made.
Social Time Happy Time places a strong emphasis on social interaction, emotional growth and independence. Children learn to make good choices. There is a good amount of child-directed play during the day.
Circle Time Circle Time helps children learn to function in a group setting. There is a time to talk and a time to listen. We learn from others.
Art Children are exposed to all of our art materials and are encouraged to explore at their own pace.
Assessments Individual assessments are kept on each child so that we can monitor his or her development throughout the year.