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:
- Free play
- Circle Time
- Outside Play
- Story Time
In addition to the curriculum, children get to enjoy many special activities throughout the year. We celebrate birthdays, holidays such as Halloween and our own Archer celebrations. Special guests are also featured regularly such as a local firefighter, police officer or doctor to help educate our children. 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.
9:00 - 10:00 am
10:30 - 11:30 am
Nursery class 2.5 year olds
This class teaches children separation, social interaction, listening, following directions, sharing and exploring. child should be 2 by March 31st.
Two day program offered either:
Monday & Wednesday
9:00 - 11:30 am
Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 - 11:30 am
An enrichment class is available on Fridays. This class runs from 9:00 - 11:30PM and is independent of the regular two day program
Available 11:30 - 1:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. **Pizza may be ordered on wednesdays.
Nursery Class 3 year OLD Program
Children learn to share, listen, resolve their differences, follow instructions and learn to be independent. This class encourages social interaction, reading readiness, language arts, science, math and social studies.
Three day program:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 - 12:00 PM
An enrichment class is available on Thursdays. This class runs from 9:00 - 12:00PM and is independent of the regular three day program.
Available 12:00 - 1:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. **Pizza may be ordered on wednesdays.
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.
Four day program:
Monday thru Thursday
9:00 - 12:00 PM
An enrichment class is available on Fridays.. This "more for fours" class runs from 9:00 - 12:00PM and is independent of the regular 4-day program.. It runs independently of our Monday thru Thursday class and has its' own monthly theme. Some of the themes during the year include trains, weather, and the human body. The children participate in cooking, building, painting and many other experiences. The group size is limited to allow for much hands-on experimentation.
Programs available 12:00 - 2:00 pm daily. **Pizza may be ordered on wednesdays.
2 1/2 & 3's Lunch bunch Program
The 2 1/2 & 3 year old lunch BUNCH program is AN extension to the regular morning class. Some of the activities the children participate in are creative art activities, story time, games, work with manipulatives and outdoor play. The children bring their lunch and are provided ample time for eating and socializing. **Pizza may be ordered on wednesdays.
4's Lunch bunch Program
The 4 year old lunch BUNCH program is a 2 hour extension to the regular morning class. The afternoon begins with a free choice period where the children are able to choose from a variety of activities including creative art, dramatic play, block building and readiness games. The program also includes circle time, story time, outdoor play and time for the children to eat lunch, which is brought from home. **Pizza may be ordered on wednesdays.