The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Little Bucs Preschool program has a few openings left for new students.
The pre-school program, which operates out of the high school on Ridge Road in Little Silver, has class three
mornings a week, from Wednesday through Friday, according to the RBR blog.
Opening day is Oct. 9 and the program, which accepts 3- and 4-year-olds from the RBR sending school towns of Red Bank, Little Silver, Shrewsbury and neighboring towns, ends in early June.
The preschool is run primarily as a community service and includes a small fee of $100 for the school year, which is charged to defray costs associated with special projects or semi-annual field trips to such destinations as Huber Woods and Holmdel Park, the blog says.
“The program provides a mutual benefit for both ends of the age spectrum," says Susan Eads, preschool director in the blog. "Our students get an incredible hands-on teaching opportunity while the youngsters are afforded a wonderful socialization experience and an early introduction to their future high school. A strong bond develops between the high school students and pre-schoolers where, by the end of the year, no one wants to say goodbye. ”
Anyone interested in inquiring about this year’s program can contact Eads at 732-842-8000 ext. 331, or email her at email@example.com.The RBR Little Bucs Pre-school program has operated for many years as part of the pre-school lab curriculum, where high school students plan and operate a nursery school in a fully equipped pre-school classroom.
The Preschool Lab is a natural sequence to the prerequisite Child and Personal Development course which covers neonatal development through adolescence. It attracts students interested in exploring careers in early childhood development, education, child psychology and nursing.
The program is run by 20-year veteran Susan Eads who has supervised the pre-school for the past 11 years. It maintains a child-to-student teacher ratio of one-to-one and features arts and crafts, music, story-time, free play, gym, show-and tell and circle time. Socialization and large and small motor skill development are promoted.
See the RBR blog for more information.