Help advance cognitive, social, physical and mental development in each child.
Allow children to learn by exploring in a warm, respectful environment.
Prepare children for kindergarten.
Provide a window into world cultures and languages.
Yield lifelong benefits of early exposure to STEM concepts.
PROGRAMS FOR AGES 2-5 IN ARLINGTON
Coming in the 2019-2020 school year, Ready, Set, Kids will offer a multi-lingual STEM-based Preschool Program for children ages 3 to 5 years, Monday through Friday, plus our popular Preschool Play program for 2 year olds. Featuring a daily rotation of our play-based and fun enrichment programs including Spanish, Mandarin, Science Explorers, Martial Arts, yoga, and music!
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BILINGUAL STEM PRESCHOOL FOR 2.9-5 YEAR OLDS:
A TYPICAL PRESCHOOL DAY
Instructors provide a consistent framework for the day with a balanced variety of learning opportunities. Children engage in both individual and social play, participate in group activities, assist with cleanup and develop self-care skills. World language immersion classes take place every morning, and outdoor time is a priority. Outdoors we are able to extend our exploration of STEM concepts at the Spy Pond Fields.
We believe that children are intelligent. At a young age, they know what they like and learn better if the content being taught relates to their interests. This allows a child’s natural love of learning to take over, encourages feelings of competency and increases the probability of classroom success. We aim to be as child-directed as possible and deliver an Active Learning curriculum, allowing the children to share in control of the classroom curriculum.
Therefore, our STEM-based curriculum philosophy is centered around creating an inclusive environment where children feel empowered to follow their curiosities and explore their world. This child-led, emergent curriculum exposes children to a wide variety of experiences including daily/weekly exposure to: Spanish or Mandarin with the Yak Academy curriculum, music, martial arts, dance, and of course many of the sciences. Daily engineering challenges help children to problem solve and observe, hypothesize, experiment and reflect upon their world.
We believe in developing social and emotional skills in children, at whatever level they are at. We use the Sanford Harmony curriculum which works to reduce bullying, and help children develop into tolerant, compassionate, and caring adults for the future. This includes their Diversity & Inclusion curriculum to develop cooperation skills and empower students to resolve conflict, communicate efficiently, and develop healthy relationships.
We believe that instructors make the difference. Our preschool instructors are more than an intelligent, interesting and globally aware group of leaders. They are hard workers on a mission to create a climate of trust and respect from the child’s point of view in a “nose to nose, knee to knee” kind of way. When children feel safe and nurtured in their environment, they have fun, express themselves openly, and most importantly, learn.
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ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS at READY, SET, KIDS:
LANGUAGE IMMERSION CLASSES for 2-3, 3-5 YEAR OLDS - SPANISH or MANDARIN
These 3-4 hour programs focus more on language exposure and teaching functional chunks of language in the immersion environment. Classes are play-based and designed around a 2-4 week thematic unit and full of songs, games, age-appropriate activities, movement, and creative exploration. CLASS DAYS TBD FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR.
PRESCHOOL PLAY PROGRAM for 2-3 YEAR OLDS
This drop-off class is an introduction to the social and classroom environment for your 2 or 3 year old. In this Montessori & Reggio-Emilia inspired program, classes are structured with breaks for snacks, diapering/toileting, but designed to be child-led and play-based, fostering independence and self-guidance. The program’s focus is on respect and community, while introducing children to a wide variety of materials to explore.
Registration will open to currently enrolled families December 10th and new families on December 15th, 2018. The link to register below will become active at 12:01pm on December 15th. To apply, complete the online registration form, indicating preferred days. IF A PROGRAM IS FULL, YOU CAN STILL REGISTER TO BE WAITLISTED - INDICATE YOUR PREFERRED DAYS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. We will contact you to confirm enrollment once your application has been reviewed and space is confirmed on the preferred days. Note: a $55 application fee will apply to all new families.
Tuition payments are withdrawn automatically via credit card on the 1st of each month, beginning in September. See Parent Handbook for more details on cancellation and payment policies.
Preschool play & language immersion Registration