Kathy Corrigan’s offers a Half Day Gymnastics Preschool Program for boys and girls ages 2 years 9 months to 5 years. The school is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Our school continually maintains its reputation for quality and excellence in helping children develop not only physically but intellectually, socially, & emotionally.
Philosophy Our Philosophy at the school is that when the mind and the body are developed together in an atmosphere of warmth and fun, a child’s readiness for learning is enhanced. We quote the ancient philosopher Plato: “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body”. Physical Preparedness Physical fitness and gymnastics are emphasized in our unique program. Through the medium of gymnastics, rhythms, ball handling skills, parachute play, and other Physical Education-related activities, your child will develop gross motor skills as well as perceptual skills, strength, coordination, flexibility, grace, poise, agility, balance, and kinesthetic awareness. We have had many favorable comments from the public school system regarding how well coordinated our students are in comparison to children who have not had the exposure to early gymnastics and physical fitness. Educational Goals Our goal in the program is to introduce school to your child as a fun and happy place to be. The children will learn to work and play with others in the same age group. The “play times” of a child’s day enable him/her to learn how to socialize with peers. These social lessons will help him/her do well in all other areas of school. By providing a warm, happy, and secure atmosphere, we feel that each child will gain self confidence, knowledge, and an enthusiasm to learn about the world around him/her. Each child will find success in his/her own way! Curriculum Development Our curriculum is essentially a “hands-on” program. We feel that the children can learn the basics- colors, shapes, alphabet, and numbers- by seeing, feeling, and creating with them. For instance, when studying Red, we will wear Red, find Red in our school, eat a Red snack, etc. The corresponding lesson plan for the gym might include forward rolls on the Red mats. This philosophy is extended to all subject areas. We feel that if children are exposed to things in many different ways, natural learning takes place. Our curriculum is tied together from the beginning of the day to dismissal. By using this technique we are able to individualize learning since different children will learn the same concepts in different ways. We put a great emphasis on small motor skills through puzzles, building toys, cutting, coloring and pasting. We enhance listening and pre reading skills through songs, poems, finger play, and stories. Our social studies curriculum opens other cultures and our own history to the children. We are constantly observing the world around us and its changes for an introduction to Science. Sessions We offer daily gymnastics and swimming in summer 2 years 9 months – 5 years The 1/2 Day Pre-School sessions offer several programs. Our three day a week program meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. $60.00 per week The two day a week program meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. $44.00 per week We also offer a 5-day Pre-Kindergarten program that meets from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. This program focuses on preparing a child to enter Kindergarten the next fall. $105.00 per week; $420.00 per month Day Care is available for your child before and after the Preschool sessions. The preschool will be in session from September 15th to June 1st. The school will be closed during the public school vacation weeks and holidays. Check out our brochure for Preschool