Learning Vine preschool enrolling for fall semester

The Learning Vine, The Grapevine’s preschool, is enrolling new students for the 2014-15 school year. The program, for children ages 4 to 5 years, offers parents the option to drop off their child as well as the parent cooperative option, where parents stay on site and are active in the program.

Morning at The Learning Vine begins with a lively sing time. Next the children make plans for the morning by choosing activities, which may include easel painting, shell sorting, block building or dramatic play.

Work Time follows, when each child begins the first chosen activity. Children use their creativity, as well as problem-solving and social skills, such as sharing materials and asking for what they need. Areas include Library, Science, Quiet, House, Paint, Art and Special. Work Time culminates with a recall activity, followed by snack time.

Circle time rounds out the inside portion of the morning. Favorite books, some made by the preschool group, or circle games are often requested. There are movement activities and outside time, weather permitting.

Parents will have daily opportunities to observe their children at ‘work.’

The Learning Vine meets Wednesday and Friday, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., during the school year. Parents can call The Grapevine at 588-2620 to schedule a visit this spring. The program is limited to 10 children, and financial assistance is available.

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