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We are now taking registrations for 3 and 4 year old preschool at The Clubhouse at Ellison for September 2018. Preschool orientation will be held on a date to be announced about a week after the school year starts. Parents are asked to stay with their children on the orientation day to encourage a soft transition into the school schedule. The following Monday will be the start of a regular preschool week.
The 4 year old class is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am to 11:30am and snack is provided. Monday and Friday classes are hosted at the Clubhouse Classroom in Ellison Elementary. Wednesday is a Farm day when pick up and drop off will be at the Farm. On the first Farm day, parents are invited to stay with the children to encourage a soft start, and so parents can see what our outdoor classroom looks like!
The 3 year old class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:30 and snack will be provided. Tuesday is hosted at the Clubhouse Classroom in Ellison Elementary, and Thursday is our Farm day! On the first Farm day, parents are invited to stay with the children to encourage a soft start. Also beneficial, parents are able to see what our outdoor classroom looks like!
Our preschool follows the School District 23 calendar. We will be closed on statutory holidays and district wide professional development days. Check out the SD23 Calendar for exact dates.
The Clubhouse Farm: a Nature-Based Approach to Preschool
This preschool program is located in Ellison Elementary, 5 minutes away from The Clubhouse Farm. One day a week we will be providing our children access to The Clubhouse Farm outdoor play space in which they explore and engage with the natural world around them. By offering access to forest, field and farm – and the many plants, creatures and conditions to spark interest, insight, and conversation – we offer a broad platform for optimum early cognitive, social and physical development.
Our curriculum includes an Early Literacy component that has been mentored through School District #23, and aims to provide a holistic learning experience for each and every child. Spending time playing, experimenting, getting creative, and relaxing in nature in all seasons engages our senses in many more ways than the indoors can, and has been scientifically shown to benefit children’s development. From eyesight development and improving concentration, to developing imagination, social skills, risk assessment and problem solving skills, spending time outside benefits each and every child’s overall health and well-being.