Preschool & Prekindergarten
Preschool and Prekindergarten are offered from 8:45 to 11:15 daily, with drop off between 8:30 and 8:45, 2-days, 3-days, or 5-days a week.
The Prekindergarten children are well prepared for the transition to the “big school” for kindergarten. Their natural or acquired self-confidence prepares them for the challenges ahead. ACS focuses on enhancing social skills, listening skills, staying on task, self-help skills, pre-reading and pre-math skills, and both fine and gross motor development. The preK curriculum centers on the suggested Massachusetts frameworks.
Lunch Bunch is offered at the conclusion of the morning program, from 11:15 to 12:30, on either a regular or a selective basis. (Parents provide lunches.)
Childcare is offered from 7:30 to 5:30, 2-days, 3-days, or 5-days a week. Part time extended hours for any child, in the morning or afternoon, may be arranged by talking with the Director or the Assistant Director. We try to meet the needs of our families with varied program offerings and schedules.
Before and After School Care
Before and after school care is offered daily starting at 7:30 and available on 1/2 days, workshop days, early release days, and February and April vacation weeks (Tu-Fri).
**Due to Covid-19 and new strict guidelines, ACS will not be accepting before and after school children for the school year 2021-2022**
Music, Dance, and Science (Temporarily suspended)
A Music Enrichment Program and a Science Enrichment Program are offered to all of the children as part of our curriculum. Nancy Railsback (music)and Laurie Nehring (science) come to ACS monthly and add an enriching dimension to our program.
From January-June we have dance instructor, Moriah Hildreth, in twice a month so the children have movement opportunities.
The children also enjoy varied and fun field trips and in house enrichment.
Some examples are:
School Hours: NEW TEMPORARY OPERATING HOURS STARTING SEPTEMBER 8, 2020