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SHED Kindergarten Programs
CALL 978-623-8460 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SHED'S NEW 1/2 DAY ENRICHEMENT PROGRAM: KINDERGARTEN MINDS IN MOTION! for children enrolled in public school 1/2 day Kindgerten
The SHED Kindergarten Minds in Motion! Enrichment program has 32 1/2 day Kindergarten slots, 16 in each session, but actual numbers served are a function of the distribution throughout the week. Group sizes vary depending on the activity. When at full capacity, group size for most activities is 16 children with two teachers. The staff reflects a diversity of training and experience in early childhood education and childcare.
The program follows the Andover Public School calendar. SHED is closed during the summer, (summer camp is available), most holidays and Christmas vacation week. The program may be opened during February and April school vacation weeks, based on the needs of the current user group. It will remain open on snow days and in-service days.
Kindergarten BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS also offered! Call for more information!
SHED is located at 65 Phillips St. on beautiful Phillips Academy campus. The classroom is developmental in design and allow children to make decisions within defined limits. The classroom design includes the following areas: reading and group time, listening center, art, sensory, sand and water, science and writing, manipulatives, games, blocks or construction and a dramatic play area. Activities outside of these areas are also offered, such as cooking, sports, music, movement, and carpentry. Programming allows for free play and activity time, quiet time, snack and outdoor play.
A staff member is available to greet parents and chat informally at the beginning and end of each day. Parents are welcome to visit during program hours. Though it is not timely during drop-in visits to discuss the program, policy and program suggestions are encouraged. These can be called in to the Program Administrator or a message left in her office at SHED. The teaching staff offers conference time (at parent's request) for a more thorough discussion of a child's progress. This communication between parents and teachers is essential in creating a program that not only meets parents' needs but also provides an enriching and comfortable environment for the children.
For more information on the SHED program, please see SHED FAQ's. If you would like to receive further information, please call SHED at 978-623-8460