Our Schedule

Programs & Summer Camp:

Programs for 2016/2017

Enrichment

Preschool classes - TTH
following the regular 3-hour morning sessions

PreK and JrK - MWF
following the regular 3-hour morning sessions

Extended Day

Available until 4 PM following Enrichment

Summer School 2017

June 21- August 9 MWF and M through F classes
June 22- August 8 TTH classes

New students and returning Toddler students entering Preschool for the first time attend on TTH at 9 AM-12NOON

Students who have attended Preschool, PreK and Jr K have the option to attend Summer Camp on TTH, MWF or M through F
Class times are: 8:30, 8:45 and 9:00 AM

There will be Enrichment class available during Summer Camp until 1:45 PM, immediately following morning sessions.

Fall Session 2017

August 16 First day of class for MWF and M through F classes
August 17 Orientation for TTH classes
August 22 First day of class for TTH students
September 5 First day of class for Toddlers
Registration will be in April for both Summer and Fall Programs - please call 916 797-0222 or email Barbara at barbara@granitebaycountrydayschool.com. if you are interested in a tour of the school or would like an appointment for Registration.

Entrance qualifications:

Students must be 2 years, 9 months by September and potty trained. Exceptions can be made for children who are between 2 years, 6 months and 2 years, 9 months and potty trained, if the child shows readiness by director's assessment.

Class Descriptions:

Toddlers: (Busy Bees) Toddlers must be have had their 2nd birthday to start the program. They do not need to be potty trained. Toddlers will spend time doing many tactile activities, music and movement, arts and crafts, story time and lots of social interaction and play.

Preschool (Caterpillars) for children between ages 2 years, 9 mo - 4 years. Curriculum is preschool basics: numbers, colors, letters, and shapes along with the other subjects mentioned in the curriculum portion of this website. There is a hands-on approach and there is much play included in this program balancing the fundamentals.

Pre-K (Butterflies) for students between the ages of 3 years, 9 mo and age 5. This class prepares children for Kindergarten through an excellent academic and developmentally balanced curriculum built upon the foundational basics learned in Preschool. Additional preparation through phonics, pre-reading, math, science, music, and art, combined with play and self-directed activities round out this class.

Jr. K ( Happy Frogs) for those students typically age 4 years 9 mo to 6 years who either miss the December 2 cutoff for Kindergarten entrance or would benefit from an additional year before Kindergarten entry either due to a Fall birthday or lack of readiness. This is a Kindergarten curriculum including the scope and sequence meeting the requirements of the State of California but taught in a smaller, more nurturing environment than other Kindergartens.

All regular classes are 3 hours with the exception of Toddlers which is 2 hours
Morning Classes
Afternoon Classes
Tuesday and Thursday Classes
Monday, Wednesday, Friday Classes

Preschool Classes CATERPILLARS
3-year olds
TUESDAY-THURSDAY
8:20-11:20 AM
8:40-11:40 AM
9:00-12:00 PM

12:30-3:30 PM

PRE-K BUTTERFLIES
4-year olds
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
8:20-11:20 AM
8:40-11:40 AM
9:00-12:00 PM

12:30-3:30 PM

TUESDAY-THURSDAY
12:45-3:45 PM

JR KINDERGARTEN HAPPY FROGS
Older 4 years- early 5's
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
8:20-11:20 AM

Typical Daily Activities:
Greet Children
Free play
Circle Time
Group activities
Learning Centers
Handwashing/Snack
Music/Movement
Outdoor Play/Playground/Garden/Lawn Games
Storytime
Dismissal