The preschool program is designed for children ages six weeks through five years and focuses on the child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual and spiritual aspects of development. Every child is unique, and is accepted as such in order to foster his or her individuality.
Our four and five year old children will experience our math and writing program on a daily basis. The math program is called “Math Their Way”. This is a self-guided program manipulating several different types of objects. The children move at their own pace and are rewarded for their efforts daily. The writing program is called “Handwriting Wthout Tears”. The program is hands on with daily pencil and paper activities designed to stimulate their curiosity about upper and lower case letters.
Simon Says has a goal to enrich the Christian lives of both the children and their parents, while also creating more "Family Time” due to our wide variety of unique services. Our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd focuses on building a relationship with God through working in a quiet atrium using tangible centers explaining Jesus' journey and exploring scripture. The highly qualified staff is here to facilitate parent education, which is the key to success in your child’s life.
The Infant Program is offered only on a full-time basis, enrolling ages 6 weeks - 1 year. This program has 3 full-time staff for 12 children. Our goal for our infants is to ensure a safe, loving and sanirtary environment. The infants are stimulated by exploring, belly, back and upright positions along with multiple sensory expereince. An example being sound, texture and movement excercises.
The Toddler Program is offered on a full-time or part-time basis, enrolling ages 1 year- 2 1\2 years of age. The one year old class has two full-time teachers and 8 children. The two year old class has 2 full time teachers and 12 children.This enables us to perform a curriculum involving sensory, language, listening skills, art, music, gross motor and a lot of Tender Loving Care.
Before and After School Program
This program is designed for children who attend St. Simon's grade school and need before and after school supervision. The age range for this program is 5-12 years of age. These children will arrive in the morning where they may have breakfast and partake in age - ranged activities. The afternoon program will consist of assorted activities. They will have the freedom to choose from self - guided activities or arranged activities. A non-structured activity sheet will be posted by the teacher weekly. Fees for this program are on the fee sheet.
During St. Simon's school holidays and vacations, the center will provide a service to school children under the age of 12 depending on availability. If you wish to take advantage of this service you must make arrangements by using the forms located in the forms section. A summer program will also be offered and will be handled separately.
Please visit the Forms tab on our home page for information about our Summer Camp Gonzaga Program ages 6-12 years.
We have several programs that we offer throughout the year: Gymnastics, Yoga, Dance and Computer (are of extra cost to each child), Music Man Dave comes once a month, a haircut service, and babysitting service are all available once a month. We are always seeking out new ways to make your family life easier.Personal Items Needed
Because accidents do happen, we ask that you provide a complete change of clothing including socks, which will be kept in your child's cubby. These items need to be marked with his/her first and last name. Be sure to check these items seasonally for fit and comfort. Our Preschool program requests that your child is two-and-a-half years of age and potty trained. If your child is having difficulties in potty training and needs to wear a pull-up occasionally, you will need to provide the pull-up and wet wipes as needed.Clothing
When clothing your child please take these items into consideration:
* We will engage in messy art activities, so provide washable clothing. We can not be responsible for damaged clothing.
* Weather permitting, we will be going outside every day so the child will need sturdy clothing and shoes for safe playing and climbing.
* For girls; if they are going to wear a dress, please provide pants,when needed.
* Depending on the weather you will need to provide appropriate clothing. In cooler weather, children will need jackets or sweaters.
* Windy, cold or wet days will require head cover, mittens, and boots.
* Hot days will require swim suits, towel, water shoes, and sunscreen. Absolutely NO SANDALS are to be worn.
Please supply one child - sized blanket and pillow with child's name on it and a sleep toy (if desired) for your child's use at nap time. We are equipt to launder bedding on a weekly basis (Tide is the soap we use). If you choose to bring a sleep toy, please choose an item which may be left at school at all times and will not be missed at home. We brush teeth after lunch so please bring a toothbrush and a tube of mint toothpaste. A family picture is needed for you to become a part of our family wall.
We discourage children from bringing toys or items from home. Please try to keep these items in the car. It is difficult to keep track of these items and we do not want them to get lost or broken. If a toy does show up at school we will try to send it home with the parent. We will appreciate your cooperation. Your teacher will inform you of a special Show-and-Share day in which children are encouraged to bring a toy to share with the class.
Programs and Fees
Programs and Fees
AS OF JANUARY 2, 2017
Registration Fee $ 35.00 per family per program
Enrollment Fee $ Equivalent to one week tuition
|Early Childhood Program|
|Infant/Toddler||5 days||$ 270.00 per week per child|
|2 day minimum||$ 62.00 per day per child|
Three Year Old
$ 210.00 per week per child
|4 days||$ 190.00 per week per child|
|3 days||$ 160.00 per week per child|
|2 days||$ 124.00 per week per child|
Four / Five Year Old
$ 195.00 per week per child
|4 days||$ 180.00 per week per child|
|3 days||$ 156.00 per week per child|
|2 days||$ 116.00 per week per child|
*10 % discount will apply to families with two or more children involved in our 5 day extended care program. Discount applies to the child or children with the lowest tuition.
|*When your child turns from 3 to 4 years of age your new rate will be applied in the month after your child’s birthday.|
|Weekly rates for Before and After School Program
|DAYS:||A.M. Only||P.M. Only||A.M. & P.M.|
|5||$ 35.00||$ 52.00||$ 72.00|
|4||$ 33.00||$ 45.00||$ 66.00|
|3||$ 32.00||$ 42.00||$ 62.00|
|2||$ 27.00||$ 35.00||$ 56.00|
|1||$ 20.00||$ 22.00||$ 42.00|
|*Half-Day Care for School Age Children will be $12.00 per child per day. Children must be pre-enrolled for this service at the time of Fall enrollment. Late sign up will be $17.00 per half-day. Lunch and afternoon snack provided.
*Full-day Care for School Age Children will be $22.00 per day. Children must be pre-enrolled for this service at the time of Fall enrollment. Late sign up will be $27.00 per full-day. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
*Part-time Care must be the same days each week.
*We do not offer one day a week care for any of our services.
|6:30 a.m.||Center opens|
|7:30 - 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast/ Greet families|
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.||Clean up|
|9:00 - 9:45 a.m.||Outside play/ Morning snack|
|10:00 -10:30 a.m.||Large group time: Helper's chart / Weather and Music|
|10:30 -10:45 a.m.||Planning time/ Small group time(children choose which areas they wish to explore in a small group setting.)|
|10:45 - 11:30 a.m.||Work time
(children follow through with their plan and explore other areas of their environment.)
|11:30 - 11:45 a.m.||Clean up and Recall
(children meet back in small groups to recall
what they did during work time.)
|11:45 - 12:15 p.m.||Outside play|
|12:15 - 1:00 p.m.||Lunch and Bathroom|
|1:00 - 3:00 p.m.||Nap time
(If a child chooses not to nap after 30 minutes of rest time the child will be given a quiet activity to do on their cot or at the tables.)
|3:00 - 3:30 p.m.||Wake up / Quiet time / Stories|
|3:30 - 3:45 p.m.||Afternoon snack|
|3:45 - 4:15 p.m.||Small group activity|
|4:15 - 5:15 p.m.||Outside play|
|5:15 - 6:00 p.m.||Indoor table activities|
|6:00 p.m.||Center is closed|