|Vantage Preschool taking registration|
|Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:30 PM|
Vantage preschoolers have fun on the slide on the brand new Early Childhood playground. (Submitted photo)
Climbing on the outdoor playground equipment, “hands -on science” making goobligook and play doh, listening to the library lady reading a story. These are just a few of the fun activities Vantage preschoolers experience.
Vantage Preschool provides developmentally-appropriate activities for the total development of children ages 3-5.
The children experience many hands-on activities in language arts, science, math, kindergarten readiness, literature and social skills. High school juniors and seniors who are preparing for a career in early childhood education work directly with the preschoolers by planning and conducting the lessons.
A major benefit for the children who attend the Vantage Preschool is the very low staff-child ratio. There is usually one high school “teacher” to every one or two preschoolers, supervised by the directors. The high school students also receive additional training in first aid, CPR and common childhood illnesses.
The Early Childhood Education program uses the Early Learning Content Standards to meet the guidelines for preschool education determined by the Ohio Department of Education.
Registration is now underway for the 2013-14 school year and is on a first-come, first-served basis. There are three options for preschool classes this year. For all options, children must reach the age of 3 by Aug. 1st.
The traditional half-day preschool sessions are the most popular choice. The morning preschool session meets from 8:30-10:50 a.m. Monday through Thursday and is taught by Marcia Osenga, Donna Myers and the senior Early Childhood students. This session is for 3 year-old children and young 4-year-olds.
The afternoon session meets from noon to 2:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday and is taught by Osenga, Myers and the junior Early Childhood students. This is a pre-kindergarten class for 4-year-olds and young 5-year-olds.
The full-day option is available from 8:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday. This is a pre-kindergarten class for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. Preschoolers pack their lunch.
For more information about the Vantage preschool, or to reserve a spot, contact Myers or Osenga at 419-238-5411 ext. 2521.