The curriculum for each class is developed to encompass the following areas as required by the State of New Jersey: Language Arts, Reading Readiness, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art Music and Physical Movement. Our day is structured to encompass all of these areas. A typical day at Archer includes:
In addition to the curriculum, children enjoy many special activities throughout the year. We celebrate birthdays, holidays and our own Archer celebrations. Guest visitors are also featured regularly such as a local firefighter, police officer and dentist. Throughout the year we incorporate enriching programs for the children to enjoy which promote learning and fun like Pat’s Pals Pets, a local musician, and our popular chick hatching program. We offer the following programs.
Toddler time (FORMALLY MOMMY AND ME)
A very popular program for toddlers ranging from 18 months to 30 months. This class is the first step towards pre-school. Accompanied by a parent or caregiver, children will interact with each other during activities such as free play, arts and crafts, story time, music and playing games.
2.5 YEAR OLDS
This class nurtures our youngest learners and helps children separate comfortably from moms and dads. The program provides opportunities for social interaction, listening, following directions, sharing and exploring. Children are nurtured and guided while learning through play. To join, children should turn two years old by March 7 th.
Monday & Wednesday: 9:00-11:30 AM **This is a January start class for children turning 2 years old by July 7 th**
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00-11;30 AM
Optional 3rd day (Friday): 9:00-11:30 AM
Lunch Bunch offered Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday until 1:00 PM
Extended Day Option from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM may also be offered
3 YEAR OLDS
Children learn to share, listen, resolve their differences, follow instructions and practice independence. This class encourages social interaction, reading readiness, language arts, science, math and social studies. Teachers skillfully balance guiding activities while allowing children to grow and explore through play.
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 9:00-12:00 PM
Optional 4th day (Thursday): 9:00-12:00 PM
Lunch Bunch offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday until 1:00 PM
This class prepares your child socially, emotionally, and academically for Kindergarten. The curriculum is thematically based and addresses every aspect of child growth and development. The program is designed to provide the children with experiences in language and communication, math readiness, science andcsocial studies. Some of the activities throughout the year include letter of the week, news of the day, writing journals and student of the week. Our pre-K children benefit from learning in group settings, through one-on-one interaction with the teacher and during essential playtime with peers.
Monday-Thursday: 9:00-12:00 PM
Optional 5th day (Friday): 9:00-12:00 PM
Lunch Bunch offered Monday-Thursday until 2:00 PM and on Friday until 1:00 PM
Archer offers “Lunch Bunch” classes that are extensions to the regular class time where children will continue to be engaged, learn and play. Lunch Bunch is teacher-directed fun. Activities vary daily and may include circle time, creative art activities, music, movement, independent choice, and playground time. Children bring their lunches to Lunch Bunch and eat with their friends. Lunch bunch classes may be combined with multiple age groups.
Summer Fun Camp
Archer’s Summer Fun Camp is a wonderful way to kick off summertime! We offer 2-3 weeks of camp for children entering a 3s, pre-k or kindergarten program in the fall. Camp runs from 9:00am-12:30pm, Monday-Thursday. Our dedicated and qualified teachers provide a program chock full of fun, crafts, indoor and outside play, music & movement. A special show or performance compliments each weekly theme! Children bring lunch from home and must be potty trained to attend. Details about summer camp will be made available in March 2020. Contact our registrar at email@example.com if you have any questions.
For more information on our programs or to schedule a tour of our school, please contact us at (201) 327-6016 or click here to email us.