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Preschool

At The Banner School, we believe that early childhood is the time to begin instilling a lifelong love of learning. What a great place at which to begin life’s educational journey - a nurturing, child-centered school atmosphere where your child will develop and grow up with a community of excited learners. Our Early Childhood Center has two, spacious preschool classrooms to accommodate our three- and four-year-olds.

Preschool Curriculum

Our preschoolers make new friends, investigate, discover, interact, and create. Their day is filled with learning by playing: singing songs, moving to music, role modeling, creating artwork, and using all of their senses to learn about the world. On the School’s seven- acre campus with their own playground, they have ample space to enjoy the fresh air, as well as learn about the wonders of nature on guided walks.

Our preschool curriculum is developmentally appropriate to provide the optimum foundation for the academic learning that continues in kindergarten. Built on a thematic approach, topics include literature, health, science, animals, and the community. Each week the preschoolers participate in physical education, Spanish, and music classes.

Preschoolers and kindergartners occupy the Early Childhood Center building. Here they acquire the readiness skills for Primary School and beyond. For the Preschool Threes, the program in language arts includes both receptive and expressive skills. In math they classify, sort, measure, compare, recognize patterns, and begin one-to-one correspondence counting. The development of small and large motor coordination is enhanced through a variety of activities daily.

As a child moves to the Preschool Fours, emphasis is on pre-reading skills, such as rhyming, auditory discrimination, phonemic awareness, and beginning letter formation and writing. Readiness mathematics instruction focuses on sorting and grouping, recognizing numbers to 20, geometric shapes, measurement, and problem solving.

The Banner School Learning Triangle – Parent, Teacher, and Child – begins with the Preschool experience.

2017-2018 Preschool A La Carte Menu!

10-MONTH School Year

  • Five Full Days (8:45 a. m. – 3:00 p.m.) with Extended Care  
  • Five Full Days (8:45 a. m. – 3:00 p.m.) No Extended Care  
  • Five Half Days (8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) with Extended Care 
  • Three Full Days (8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) with Extended Care 
  • Three Half Days (8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)  with Extended Care 

12-MONTH School Year 

  • Five Full Days (8:45 a. m. – 3:00 p.m.) with Extended Care & Summer Camp 
  • Five Full Days (8:45 a. m. – 3:00 p.m.) No Extended Care 
  • Five Half Days (8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) with Before Care & Summer Camp 
  • Five Half Days (8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) with Summer Camp 
  • Three Full Days (8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)  with Summer Camp & Extended Care 
  • Three Full Days (8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) with Summer Camp 
  • Three Half Days (8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) with Before Care & Summer Camp 
  • Three Half Days (8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) with Summer Camp 


Note: The preschool follows Banner's calendar and is closed for all holidays, teacher work days, vacations, and snow days.