Programs

School Year Calendar (August – May)


All classes meet from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm

Work parents must arrive by 9:00 am on their work day

Parent Observation (age 2 by September 1*)


Parent Observation is offered for our youngest children as part of the Mixed Age classes. The parent can choose to enroll in the program for one or two days per week:

Monday and/or Thursday
Tuesday and/or Friday

  • For children born between April 1, 2015 and September 1, 2015
  • The parent attends each class with their child and shadows them for the day
  • The parent does not have a required work job in the classroom
  • The parent is invited, but not required, to attend any of the Mixed Age class parent education meetings and all community events

*must be at least 2 years old to start the program

Mixed Age Classes (ages 2.5 – 4)


Class I: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Class II: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

  • For children who will turn 3 by March 31 of the current school year
  • Potty training not required

4/5s Class


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (no class Wednesday)

  • For children who are 4 years old as of Sept. 1 of the current school year
  • Admission is based on birth date with returning children receiving first priority

A typical day at PNS


9:00 am Work families arrive to aid teacher with class set-up
9:15 am School day begins: children arrive and are free to choose from many activities laid out in the classroom and on the outdoor playground
10:30 am Story time: the teacher leads the children in singing songs and listening to a story
10:45 am Snack time: the children enjoy a nutritious snack with their peers served family style
11:00 am New activities have been laid out in the classroom and on the outdoor playground and children are again free to choose
12:00 pm Story time: the school day comes to a close with the class gathering together a second time for more songs and another story
12:15 pm School day ends
12:45 pm Housekeeping completed (all children play outside)

Night class schedule (Parent Education, no children)


Night meetings are generally once or twice a month depending on the time of year.

Mixed Age Class I: Monday at 7 pm
4/5s Class: Tuesday at 7 pm
Mixed Age Class II: Wednesday at 7 pm