Classes start in September, the week after Labor Day, and continue through May. The preschool is closed for a two weeks at Christmas. During the school year, the preschool generally follows the holiday schedule observed by Arlington County Public Schools. See the Trinity Calendar for specific dates.
5-day classes (four and five-year-olds):
9:15am – 1:00pm Monday through Thursday and 9:15am – 12:00 noon Friday
3-day four-year-old classes:
9:15am – 1:00 Monday & Wednesday and 9:15am – 12:00 noon Friday
3-day three-year-old classes:
9:15am – 12:00 noon Monday, Wednesday & Friday
2-day three-year-old classes:
9:15am – 12:00 noon Tuesday & Thursday
For all classes meeting until 1:00pm, children should bring a nonperishable lunch; all lunches must be marked with the child’s name and the date.
NOTE: All classes will end at 12:00 noon for the first week of school. Classes for four & five year-olds will extend to 1:00pm and include lunch beginning the second week of school.
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Lunch Bunch for Three-Year-Olds
For the three-year-old classes, an optional lunch until 1:00pm is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Lunch Bunch will start the first week in October and run through May. The children should bring a non-perishable lunch; all lunches must be marked with the child’s name and the date. There will be a sign up sheet outside each classroom on the 20th of each month. The first sign up will be on September 20th for October. When you sign up, it is for the full month; this is not a drop in program.
A Typical Day’s Schedule
The day’s schedule is especially designed to consider the age and needs of each class. The children have opportunities to enjoy activities outside of their individual classrooms. Each day children enjoy different activities, including music, gym, and our outdoor playground. When outside the classroom, the classes are paired a similar age class, providing more opportunities for friendships to develop. Class schedules include the following areas:
· Circle time
· Music with a separate music teacher
· Story time
· Large motor skill activities include: playing on gym equipment and the outdoor playground
· Fine motor skill activities could include: using paint brushes, crayons, pencils, glue sticks, and clay
· Playtime in the classroom may include: building with blocks/toys, imaginative and pretend play
· Film short (once a week, 8-10 minutes in length)