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:
- Story Time
- Free play
- Circle Time
- Outside Play
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.
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 teaches children separation, social interaction, listening, following directions, sharing and exploring. Children are nurtured and guided while learning through play. children should be two yEARS oLD by March 7th.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00-11;30 AM
Optional 3rd day (Friday): 9:00-11:30 AM
Lunch Bunch offered Thursday, & Friday until 1:00 PM
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 and social 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-Friday until 2:00 PM
Archer offers "Lunch Bunch" classes that are extensions to the regular class time where children will continue to be engaged and learn more about the theme of the day. 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..
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.