Preschool

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR FALL 2023-24

Priority preschool registration for Fall 23/24 begins December 5th.  Current enrolled preschool families/ returning preschool families and CCDS families get priority registration.  Please call 895-2650 ext 824 or 871 or email kcooley@chicocountryday.org. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee that will secure your child's spot.
OPEN PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT for our NEW FAMILIES BEGINS JANUARY 1, 2023.  Call 895-2650 ext 824 or 871 or email kcooley@chicocountryday.org to register your child.  You can leave a message with parents name, phone number, child's name and DOB and you will receive a call back to complete your registration.

CONTACT US

Our Preschool Director, Kerri Cooley, is your contact for any preschool related questions:

Email: kcooley@chicocountryday.org
Phone: (530) 895-2650 ext 871
Cell: (530) 608-4806


Classes for Fall 2023-2024

Funny Frogs M/W/F 8:30-
11:30 a.m.
4 & 5 year olds
Brave Bears T/TH 8:30-
11:30 a.m.
4 & 5 year olds
Monkeys M/W 12:30-
3:00 p.m.
3 year olds
Lucky Ladybugs T/TH 12:30-
3:00 p.m.
3 year olds

 


OUR PRE-K CLASSES
must turn age 4 by 9/1/2023

Our Pre-K classes are the Frogs and Bears. These classes offer:

  • Low teacher ratio which allows for more attention on each child, especially when extra help is needed.
  • Instruction based on the Learning Without Tears program, which most Chico Unified and CCDS classrooms follow well into third grade. It is an early path that provides hands-on instruction for writing strategies and letter recognition to develop at an age appropriate level.
  • Two small groups/stations a day where we concentrate on enhancing kindergarten skills such as letter/number recognition, printing, cutting, following directions - all while increasing their attention span.
  • Pre-K classes develop literacy, language, math skills, and social skills while also giving more time for emotional growth before the transition into a full day class.
  • Pre-K provides the opportunity to still learn through play. Research shows that playful experiences prepare children for “deeper learning.”
  • Pre-K gives the children time to progress in their important physical development- enhance fine motor strength and skills, large gross motor skills and coordination before entering a full day classroom setting with independent stations.

OUR PRESCHOOL CLASSES
must turn age 3 by 9/1/2023

Our Preschool classes are the Ladybugs and Monkeys. These classes offer:

  • Introduction to a classroom setting with rules and expectations.
  • Experiencing time away from grown ups- to help learn school is a safe and fun space.
  • Introduction to peers and friendships.
  • Learning through play, music and art.
  • Learning to listen and follow directions.
  • Helps transition into our Pre-K classes the following year more successfully because there is a better understanding of what is expected in a classroom setting.

PROGRAM GOALS

The goals of the CCDS preschool are to create a preschool that:

  • Offers small, individualized class size with a low teacher-to-student ratio
  • Provides a safe, joyful environment that celebrates learning through multi-sensory hands-on activities
  • Encourages children to discover their environment, learn new skills and concepts, engage in activities and gain independence
  • Stimulates creative expression through art, drama, music, dance and movement
  • Welcomes parent participation to create a partnership in learning
  • Supports children in becoming lifelong learners with a positive self-image

DAILY ACTIVITIES

The following is an example of activities throughout the day, although the class structure does vary based on the children's needs and the time of year, among other reasons. The morning and afternoon classes follow the same basic structure: For More InformationTo learn more about our Preschool program, please contact our staff: Kerri Cooley, Patty Currie, Katlin Redding at 895-2650 ext. 824 or email the preschool here.

Snack 9:15 to 9:30 a.m.
Small Group/Centers 9:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Outside Play/Exploration 9:45 to 10:15 a.m.
Music & Movement 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Small Groups/Centers 10:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Exploration/"Choice" time 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Clean up/Closing Circle 11:15 to 11:25 a.m.
Goodbye's 11:25 to 11:30 a.m.