The overall goal of the Aldrich program is to provide a safe, happy, growth-enhancing group experience for each child. More specifically, our aims are:

2 Year Old Program Options

  • To help each child know that s/he is a worthy individual, a competent learner, and a cooperative participant in learning experiences.

  • To help each child establish satisfying, successful, and respectful social relationships with his/her peers and with adults.

  • To help each child express himself/herself freely through a variety of media and activities.

  • To provide experiences that encourage each child's inquiring mind to search and probe for more information and to develop problem-solving skills.

  • To help each child achieve and enjoy success as s/he learns.

  • To help each child learn to be responsible for his/her actions and possessions, to make choices, and to develop the ability to work independently.

  • To provide each child opportunities for physical development.

  • To help each child develop respect for the environment and materials

Preschool (Ages 2-5)

3 Year Old Program Options

4-5 Year Old Program Options

Morning Half-Days
(9:00 - 11:30 a.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)
3 days per week (M, W, F)
5 days per week (M-F)


Afternoon Half-Days
(1:00 - 3:30 p.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)
3 days per week (M, W, F)
5 days per week (M-F)


Full Days
(9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)
3 days per week (M, W, F)
5 days per week (M-F)**


Teacher/child ratio:
2 teachers for 20 children

Sample Daily Schedules

2 Year Old Program: 

9:15 -   9:25 am         Arrival / Play time 
9:25 -   9:40 am        Group Time
9:40 - 10:00 am        Playroom
10:00 - 10:20 am      Bathroom / Snack
10:20 - 10:50 am      Art / Free Choice
10:50 - 11:15 am      Outside / Dismissal

3-5 Year Old Programs:

9:00 - 9:30 am   /  1:00 - 1:30 pm   Outdoor Classroom
9:30 - 9:50 am    /  1:30 - 1:50 pm    Group Time
9:50 - 10:55 am   /  1:50 - 2:55 pm    Student Directed Learning
10:55 - 11:15 am  /  2:55 - 3:15 pm     Group Time
11:15 - 11:30 am  /  3:15 - 3:30 pm    Table Time / Dismissal     

Morning Half-Days
(9:00 - 11:30 a.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)
3 days per week (M, W, F)
5 days per week (M-F)**


Afternoon Half-Days
(1:00 - 3:30 p.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)
3 days per week (M, W, F)
5 days per week (M-F)**


Full Days
(9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)





Teacher/child ratio:
2 teachers for 20 children

Morning Half-Days
(9:15 - 11:15 a.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)
3 days per week (M, W, F)
5 days per week (M-F)**


Afternoon Half-Days
(1:00 - 3:30 p.m.)

2 days per week (T & Th)*
3 days per week (M, W, F)*
5 days per week (M-F)* **











Teacher/child ratio:
2 teachers for 20 children

*Children who turn 3 by 12/1/17 can enroll in afternoon programming when they turn three.    /   **Children may be enrolled in two different classrooms

2017-2018

2017-2018

2017-2018