programs

2019 ~ 2020 Tuition Rates

Monthly tuition rates for 2019-2020 were previously set at $170 for the Caterpillar Class and $290 for the Butterfly Class but have been reduced to $95 a month for Caterpillars and $160 a month for Butterflies thanks to a generous grant from the Byrne Foundation. These reduced rates will apply for the 2019-2020 year.

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Our Caterpillar Program is for children who are three years old by September 30 and meets on Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM (early drop-off available at 7:45 AM for a nominal fee)

Individual, small, and large group activities are designed to promote:

  • Social Interaction: To play well with others, to begin to learn sharing and taking turns, to recognize others’ feelings, and to listen to and speak with others
  • Independence: To assume responsibility and learn to make choices
  • Control of body movements and actions
  • An introduction to proper use of classroom materials
  • Fine motor development through physically active play
  • Gross motor development through physically active play
  • An increase in attention span and understanding the importance of listening
  • Use of complete sentences
  • Memory retention through use of songs, stories, and finger plays
  • Self-expression through cutting, drawing, and painting
  • Recognition of colors and simple shapes
  • Matching of like colors
  • An introduction to names for weather conditions, seasons, months, and days of the week
  • An awareness of health and safety issues
  • Use of good manners
  • We also incorporate Spanish language

Our Butterfly Program is for children who are four years old by September 30 and meets on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (early drop-off available at 7:45 AM for a nominal fee)

Continuation of goals for three year olds with further expansion and emphasis in the following areas in preparation for kindergarten:

  • Increasing fine motor skills through painting, drawing, coloring, tracing, and cutting
  • Listening to and following more complex directions
  • Expanding understanding of seasonal change, observed holidays and occasions
  • Awareness of similarities and differences in more detail
  • Classification of objects according to color, size and use
  • Reinforce number 1-10 and letter recognition

  • Introduction to sounds of letters, new words, and their meanings

  • Encouraging verbal expression

  • Eating lunch in the classroom with age appropriate manners

  • Continue learning the Spanish language


The daily schedule for both programs generally includes the following:

  • Sign in your student. Children are greeted and have child-centered play
  • Short Circle: good morning song, rules, finger plays, snack report 

  • Snack (nutritious snacks are provided by the Snack Parent)
  • Circle time for group story and overview of small group activities

  • Small group activity

  • Music and movement

  • Story

  • Dressing for outdoor play