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Our Programs

Pre-school programs

We have a low child-adult ratio - no more than 5 to 1 in both programs.

Morning Program 9:30am - 12:30pm
The morning program has a Director, a Teacher, 5 parents, and 25 children. The day begins at 9:30am with free play and activity choices including art, daily hikes, dramatic play, journals, woodworking, manipulatives, cooking, blocks, tactile play, and gross motor movement play. We come together at circle time to read, sing, and do rhythm activities before snack. The children then have outdoor playtime consisting of tricycles, climbing, nature, art, swings and dramatic play. A brief outdoor circle ends the program at 12:30pm.

Afternoon Program 12:30pm - 3:30pm
The afternoon program begins at 12:30pm with a Director, a Teacher, 3 parents, and 19 children. We have lunch together and afterward the children choose from various indoor and outdoor experiences such as art, science, nature, climbing, hiking, manipulatives, dramatics, blocks, and tactile play. After clean up time we have our first circle with singing games, creative movement, and time to discuss the day's activities.The day ends at 3:30pm with snack and a story.

The Application Process

For the 2024-2025 school year:

We still have openings for the 2024-25 school year. Please email membership@glenridgecoop.org for more information. Children must be 3 on or before December 1, 2024.

For the 2025-2026 school year:

The first step in applying to Glenridge is to attend a Prospective Parent Meeting. For the 2025-2026 school year, children must be 3 by December 1, 2025. All families must have one parent or guardian attend before applying.

1.

Attend a Prospective Parent Meeting (PPM)

At the Prospective Parent Meeting (PPM), Glenridge parents and the director will provide information about parent responsibilities, cost, and the developmentally appropriate curriculum. There will be a question and answer period. The meeting begins at 11:00am and ends at about 12:30pm.

 

PPM Schedule

Please check back in September for PPM dates.

2.

Submit a completed application with $40.00 application fee

You will receive a Glenridge application via email after the PPM.

3.

Schedule a school tour

 

After you have attended a PPM and submitted your application, we will email you to schedule a 30 minute tour of our school in the program in which you are interested. You may ask any additional questions and see our classroom in-person during a regular school day.

Scholarships

Each year, Glenridge offers a limited number of scholarships to families who feel they need it. Scholarship forms are available during the enrollment process. Application and recipient names remain confidential. Scholarships are also available throughout the school year should a need arise.

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