Capital Day School’s Preschool Program is a licensed Type I Child Care Center offering preschool classes and extended day services for three- and four-year-old children. All preschool classes meet five days a week from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and are designed to provide a comfortable and creative atmosphere for learning.
The goal of the Preschool Program is to offer children a successful start to their school career in a safe and nurturing environment. Preschool students are unique individuals and possess a wide range of developmental abilities. By building relationships with each student and their family, preschool teachers gain insight to the strengths and challenges of the individual student and customize learning opportunities. The developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum focuses on social and emotional skills, large and fine motor skills, and academic skills. Science, math and language concepts are introduced and encouraged through both teacher- directed and child-centered activities. Consistent routines and expectations offer opportunities for students to practice independence and responsibility that will build self-confidence and a life-long love of learning.
Capital Day School offers two additional programs for the preschool child:
PM Preschool is offered from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. During this time, the children have lunch, nap or rest, and are offered the opportunity to practice learned skills and concepts. During this time, students play games, work puzzles, engage in table work, play outdoors, and interact with the teachers. A snack is served daily.
Extended Day is offered from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for students who remain after regular school hours.
In 2013 the Kentucky Legislature adopted the proposal to change the “kindergarten eligibility date” from October 1 to August 1 beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. In order for children to be enrolled in kindergarten, they will need to be 5 years old on or before August 1. Therefore, children entering preschool for the 2015-2016 school year will need to be 3 years old by August 1, 2015 in order to meet the kindergarten eligibility date in 2017.