Special Programs

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Special Programs

Age Range:
Infants - Kindergarten
Areas of Learning:

Music Lessons

Special Visitors

Field Trips

Swimming Lessons

Special Programs

Music Lessons

Music lessons are offered once each week to all the children in the program. Children sing and move their bodies to new and familiar songs. Activities like scarves, books, egg-shakers, and rhythm sticks provide opportunities for children to explore rhythm and movement.

Ages : Infants – Kindergarten

Spanish

Spanish lessons are offered once each week to children in our Preschool and Kindergarten classes.

Ages: 3-Years-Old – Kindergarten

Special Visitors & Programs at School

To enrich our program and provide some outside experiences for children not old enough for field trips, we regularly bring in the following Special Visitors & Programs:

  • Ambulance & EMT’s
  • Police Car & Police Officers
  • Fire Truck & Firefighters
  • Traveling Farm
  • Zoo on Wheels
  • Nature Jack Science Lessons
  • Native American Dance Workshop
  • African Dance Workshop
  • Irish Dance Workshop
  • Mlanjeni African Story Teller
  • ToothBuddy Puppet Show

Field Trips

Throughout the year, children four-years-old and older will have the opportunity to participate in a number of field trips:

  • Union Fire Station
  • Milky Way Farm
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Pages to Pirouettes Ballet Performance
  • Storybook Musical Theater
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Bowling at Wynnewood Lanes
  • Riverbend Environmental Education Center
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Elmwood Park Zoo
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Upper Darby Summer Stage Performance

Physical Education

Every week, children 2 years and older will develop gross and fine motor skills using movement concepts. They will master skills such as running, crawling, balancing, jumping, skipping, throwing, and catching. These activities allow children to enjoy exercise in a non-competitive setting.

Kidnetics conducts a weekly lesson on calisthenics and gross motor skills using movement concepts that allow children to experience physical exercise in a fun setting. Additionally, Total Sports provides a great weekly opportunity for the children to develop athletic skills and knowledge in a wide variety of sports, such as soccer, basketball, hockey, and lacrosse.

Ages: Older 2’s – Kindergarten

Summer Program

(See the detailed write-up in our Summer Program section.)

From mid to late June until the Thursday before Labor Day, the School takes on a “camp-like” atmosphere. Our Program goals continue, but are more frequently accomplished in an outdoor setting. Each week has a special summer theme and often a Friday Fun day.

The patio behind the Preschool building becomes the stage for wonderful, messy art activities that might not be attempted indoors including tie dying, oobelick, spray painting, and waterworks. Nature study, gardening, sprinklers, water table play, swimming, and opportunities to use our bodies outdoors on our wonderful play equipment are all a part of the summer camp program. If the day gets too hot and sticky, we can always retreat to our air-conditioned buildings.

Ages: Infants – Kindergarten

On-Site Swimming Program

Many of the activities that children experience from infancy and up are designed to facilitate a love of water and water play. Our swimming program extends that love to pool safety and learning to swim.

Our in-ground pool was designed specifically for teaching young children to swim and graduates from a depth of two to three feet. In the summer, our staff expands to include Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. The program includes recreational swimming and group lessons are also available.

Ages: Toilet Trained 3-Year-Olds – Kindergarten