At Alpine, our toddlers hold a special place in our heart. We enjoy giggling and giving hugs. We also like helping them discover the world through songs, books, and playing with friends. Learning new words and phrases is a big part of our day. Most importantly, with our very small groups and very mature teachers, our days are calm and peaceful.
Alpine’s preschool children love to make friends and learn. Academics include math, reading, and writing skills along with science experiments, music, dance, and art. Every day, we have Spanish class and loads of outdoor time. We even have planned STEM time! Our preschool teachers also have a lot of experience in teaching children self-help skills such as opening their lunch boxes and social skills such as how to join a group at play. Our preschoolers really blossom in their small groups with their best friends.
Alpine’s Jr. Kindergarten children spend the school year preparing for kindergarten. They practice recognizing the sounds, writing the letters and numbers, and using simple math concepts. At this age, our very experienced teachers divide their small classes into even smaller groups so different children can work on activities at their level. Just like in preschool, we keep up the daily Spanish lessons which help the children learn language skills and self-confidence. We also add more and more STEM activities to build pre-math and pre-science skills. Jr. Kindergarten is a time for fun: making friends, painting on the big easel, sledding down the hill, kid-cooking, using the microscopes, and so much more.
Alpine’s summer camp is a great way to make friends and have fun. Because families enroll for the entire summer, campers enjoy seeing a steady group of friends all summer. Our campers especially enjoy our huge playgrounds. They also love interacting with the many community members who visit as guest speakers. Alpine’s summer camp is an excellent combination of free time and planned activities, giving children the chance to relax and grow.