Morning KE Program - The Finches
The Preschool in the Village is pleased to offer a morning enrichment program for children attending afternoon kindergarten at Clark School. The schedule consists of a balance of free choice and structured play activities; the children will play and then have their lunch together. Please make sure your child brings his/her lunch and is dressed appropriately for the weather. The children will be dropped of at PIV at 8:15am and will be walked to the Clark school playground for a noon time kindergarten start.
Afternoon KE Program
Children are met at Clark School at 11:15am and walk to the Preschool. Please send a note to your child's kindergarten teacher informing her of the days your child should be released to the Preschool. Each child should wear the appropriate clothing to walk in all types of weather and spend time outdoors. All children should bring their own lunch. We recognize that the children have been in a classroom all morning and need time to unwind and rest as the second half of their day begins. The children have lunch together; followed by quiet time, free play activities and outside time. The schedule for the afternoon consists of free choice and structured activities. A teacher directed activity is offered each day. Your child will be walked back to Clark school to catch the school bus there, or can be picked up by 3:00pm.
The Kindergarten Enrichment programs will follow the same school calendar as the Clark School. We accept a limited number of children into these programs. You may sign up for any combination of days. The cost to reserve a space in either program is $20 per day. Prepayment at the beginning of each month is required. A late fee will be charged for payments made after the 1st of each month. Your child is welcome to add additional days to his/her schedule, contingent on space being available. The "drop-in" rate for additional days is $25 per day.
We do not give credit for delayed openings, absences, vacations or snow days taken during the school year. If the Clark School has a delayed opening, the afternoon Kindergarten children can come to PIV at 10am. If Amherst public schools are cancelled, all PIV classes are cancelled for that day.
Both programs will begin on the first day of public school.