As of January 2018, this page has been updated for registering for the 2018-19 school year. We do have availability in some classes for the 2017-18 school year. For current pricing and age requirements, please contact the preschool office at 919-469-2229.
Our school day for all classes is 9:30-12:30, and students bring their own lunch each day. We are a play based program that focuses on your child’s social and emotional needs. We use Conscious Discipline techniques and teach the Feeling Buddies curriculum to all ages to help children learn to identify their emotions and how to respond. Our Two’s classes participate in Baby Doll Circle Time. For more information about Conscious Discipline, Feeling Buddies and Baby Doll Circle Time visit https://consciousdiscipline.com.
Children participate in Music and Movement classes with our dedicated music teacher. Our Science Specialist provides engaging, hands-on science activities in a small group setting for all ages. Religious education is not offered during our regular school hours. A gratitude prayer may be said before lunch. There are 80 students in the program in seven age-determined classes. The following is a description of each class that will help determine your child’s eligibility for the current school year.
Playgroup offers indoor and outdoor activities, art opportunities and fun, educational toys. Children bring their lunch (we provide snack).
Playgroup is a multi-age class open to children who are 18 months by August 31, 2018 and/or eligible for one of our 2’s classes. Children who are enrolling in either of the 2’s classes are also invited to enroll in the Playgroup class to be able to have 3 days at CPP.
Our Tuesday/Thursday two-year-olds follow an age-appropriate curriculum with two staff members. Music is held once a week. Children bring their own lunch (we provide snack).
Our Monday/Wednesday two-year-olds follow an age-appropriate curriculum with two staff members. Music is held once a week. Children bring their own lunch (we provide snack).
The three-year-olds must be potty-trained (meaning the child does not need diapers or pull-ups), and must be able to handle bathroom needs with little assistance. We follow an age-appropriate curriculum. Music is held once a week. Children bring their own lunch. Must be three years old by August 31, 2018.
We use a kindergarten-readiness curriculum. Our preschool is using the Letterland Child-Friendly Phonics program that has been adopted by the Wake County Public Schools to teach our 4 year olds alphabet recognition and sounds. While continuing to focus on learning through play, using this method for teaching the alphabet will give our students continuity in learning as they head into Kindergarten. Letterland incorporates a visual, auditory, and tactile approach to the alphabet so that the needs of all learning styles are met. For more information about Letterland visit http://www.letterland.com/parent-guide.
Music is held twice a week. Children bring their own lunch. Beginning in January, an optional extended day is offered one day a week.
Power Hour is an optional program for students in the four-year-old classes. Power Hour classes are offered by semester, beginning in the fall. The classes offered will vary according to interest and availability. Power Hour provides an additional hour of preschool one day a week per class, typically on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. They begin toward the end of September for the fall semester, giving students time to settle in to their regular classroom routine. The spring semester beings mid-January. There is an additional charge for each class paid by semester. Information is sent to parents in August and December detailing which classes will be available.This provides an opportunity for the four’s classes to meet other children, work with different teachers, visit different classrooms, and experience special activities. Pricing varies, depending on the number of weeks offered, but is generally less expensive than community center classes.