Actively working towards advancement in the Quality Rating Improvement Scale
2015 - opened a scholarship at Holyoke Community College
Infant Program (Ages 4Weeks-15Mo) RT202, Granby Site Only We provide Infants with a bright and nurturing atmosphere while encouraging their growth & development through an array of daily activities. An infant's day includes tummy time, outdoor time, stories, music, cuddling, cooing, peek-a-boo, dancing, bubbles, and when the time comes encouragement to crawl and eventually walk!
Wobbler Program (young toddlers, 15Mo-2) RT202 Granby Site Only ~ The wobblers enjoy exploring their environment as they grow and develop with each new day! The teachers introduce many more opportunities for art exploration through planned projects. They also conduct a daily circle time with music & movement, stories and more. Outdoor time is a large part of their daily routine during which time the children are encouraged to practice those newly learned and developing gross motor skills - walking, running, climbing & riding toys to name a few. Lots of fun each and every day! :)
Toddler Program (older toddlers, 2yrs-2.9) RT202 Granby Site Only Our toddlers are offered a variety of opportunities to explore their world through play. Gross motor and social skills are developed through both structured and unstructured play. Their days are filled with music, art, dance, storytimes, outdoor time, sensory exploration and much more.
Full-Day Preschool Programs (Ages 2.9-5) Granby & S. Hadley Sites (RT202 Granby offers a 3-yr-old preschool classroom, 55 Taylor St Granby offers 3&1/2yr-old preschool through Kindergarten age & S. Hadley has one preschool class of 2.9-3, and one preschool class of 4yrs to Kindergarten) Although it may seem like fun and games to preschoolers, the curriculum is packed with educational elements. Games abound that teach pre-reading skills like phonemic awareness and letter and sound recognition; basic math concepts; hands-on science exploration; and social skills. Every effort is made to prepare children for kindergarten by providing them with a solid foundation of skills they will need to help them succeed and reach their full potential.
Part-Time Half-Day Toddler or Preschool Programs (Ages 15mo-5yrs) All locations Year-round (8:30-12) Upon request and not to exceed the percentage cap.
School-Age Care Year Round NOW in GranbyANDS. Hadley (limited space) For Kindergarteners. Options include before and/or after school care as well as full day care for most public school closures (including some holidays, curriculum 1/2 days, teacher workshops & summer break). School-age children can be bussed directly to and from the sites within that town! (i.e. Granby Public Schools to Taylor St. Granby - S. Hadley Public Schools to our S. Hadley location).
SAMPLE SCHEDULE: PRESCHOOL (SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FOR TODDLERS) *S. Hadley site opens at 6:45 and closes at 6:00 p.m.
*6:45/7-8:00 Arrival/Combined Free Play
8:00-9:00 Individual Class Free Play
9:00-9:15 Group Circle Time
9:15-9:45 Wash Up/Breakfast
9:45-10:30 Planned Activity/Craft
10:30-10:45 Clean Up/Toileting
10:45-11:45 Outdoor Play/Gross Motor
11:45-12:00 Wash Up
12:00-12:30 Lunch Time
12:45-2:30 Nap/Rest Time
2:30-2:45 Wake Up/Quiet Activities
2:45-3:30 PM Snack/Story Time
3:30-5:30/*6 Independent Play Indoors/Outdoors (weather permitting) Departure ~ See You Tomorrow!
Additional curriculum based activies include, letter of the week, phonics, writing skills, music & movement including nature exploration, science, math, manipulatives, blocks, dramatic play, story time, sensory play, language & literature, field trips and more!
Current Granby Enrollment Availability: Infant Class = One full-time or one to two part-time slots currently available. Next opening anticipated in April of 2016. 1-2 additional openings anticiapted in Fall of '16; Wobbler Class = One slot available (full or part-time); Two-Year-Old Program = Zero availability until April of 2016; Preschool Classrooms - 2.9-3.6-year-old at Route 202 location = 1-2 part-time slots only through July 2016. Full-time slot anticipated August 2016; Taylor St location, Granby (3.6 to 5-year-old) = one full-time opening or 1-2 part-time openings. (UPDATED 2/18/16).
South Hadley has limited openings for preschool (both the 2.9 through 3-years and 4-5year-old classrooms) for full or 1/2 day programs. Also accepting enrollment for Fall of 2016. (UPDATED 2/18/16) Phone Director Erin Murpht at 413-437-7467 to book your tour.
Some of our Annual Events = Field Trip to McCray's Farm, Halloween Party, Visit from the Granby Fire Department, Giant Tag Sale, Ice-Cream Social, Friendship Feast and/or Pot Luck dinner, Big Rig day and Holiday Party with Santa!
Future notes = Don't miss our 2016 summer program. Agenda includes visits from 'PB&J' ding-dong cart (weekly), 'Claymates', Musician 'Jeff Snow' & other special visitors related to our theme weeks as well as daily water play and our regularly scheduled curriculum. This program offers 1/2 or full-day options 2-5 days per week subject to availability.