Our programs focus on providing our children with the opportunity to explore new topics.
General Information: Enrichment classes offer an extended day to students currently enrolled in our Pre-K program. Enrichment is offered in three sessions: Fall (October-early December), Winter (January-mid March) and Spring (April-May)
Each session consists of 8 classes and explores different topics. Enrollment is limited to 12 children. Children will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not complete until a deposit is received.
Yoga: Children will learn beginning yoga movements while having fun. No previous experience necessary. Open to boys and girls. Please bring a Yoga mat. Taught by Maureen McCartin.
Lunch & Literacy: Children will bring their lunch to school and eat it at GCNS. After lunch, children will engage in a variety of literacy experiences using books as springboards that provide opportunities for children to practice many literacy skills, special activities and author studies. Some of the activities will include: developing vocabulary and sentence structure, phonological awareness, letter knowledge. Taught by Ildiko Brancaccio.
Spanish & Movement: This is a gross motor skills development program with an exposure to the Spanish language. The children will be moving and learning basic Spanish while having fun playing games and exercising. Class size is limited to 10. * Children must wear sneakers; Comfortable, athletic-type clothes are strongly recommended; Please bring water bottle. Taught by Peggy Pagan Packman.
Explorations: Children’s inherent sense of inquiry provides the foundation for our “Explorations” class each week. We will start each day with a specific topic and question, introduce scientific vocabulary during engaging activities which provide many opportunities for the children to problem solve and investigate. Taught by Francie Cohn.
The Children’s Music Workshop With Fran Rissland: This is a music workshop which Fran Rissland holds after class. The main goal of the workshop is to develop music competence and to introduce a few of the great composers and some of their music in an atmosphere that is playful. This is not a duplication of their school music program. This is a full year program; contact Fran Rissland for more information.