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At Maple Lawn Preschool, your child will be provided opportunities to build their self-esteem, have positive interactions with children of different abilities, ages, and backgrounds, and strengthen their problem solving abilities. Activities throughout the day will enhance their social skills, use of language, fine and large motor development, ability to interact with others while discovering the world of numbers, letters, shapes, colors, and the world around them.

By attending Maple Lawn Preschool, your child will:

  • Be better prepared for life-long learning.
  • Receive personalized attention through low teach-student ratios.
  • Learn and grow at his/her own pace.
  • Appreciate and learn respect for differences.
  • Develop a healthy love for fitness and movement.
  • Gain social skills through play, stories, songs, and group activities.
  • Develop a sense of community and belonging.
  • Develop problem solving ability.
  • Build their self-confidence.
  • Experience a safe and secure environment.

At this time, registration is done over the phone or in person at Albany Parks and Recreation. Please call 541/917-7765 to check class availability and to register for the Fall 2014 school year.

Garden Classes
Choose from either Rose or Blossom Classes in order to meet your child’s needs.

The Rose classes (for students who turned age 4 by September 1, 2014) focus on preparing your child for kindergarten. This class will develop pre-writing skills with Handwriting Without Tears curriculum and letter recognition and sounds with the Zoophonic curriculum. Counting and number recognition will be explored through games and manipulative. Social skills (turn-taking, using language, waiting, and more) are enhanced through outdoor play, group activities, and circle time.

The Blossom classes (for students who turned age 3 by September 1, 2014) focus on socialization through play in both small and large groups. Fine motor skills are developed through art activities, while large motor skills are gained through outdoor play and circle times. The world of colors, shapes, letter, and numbers are explored in a variety of classroom activities.

Ready, Set, Go!
The Ready, Set, Go! class is geared for those children who are turning 5 in the fall of 2014 and will be starting kindergarten in the fall of 2015, and who have not had any previous preschool experience. Ready, Set, Go! will focus on those skills needed for a successful kindergarten year: social skills, pre-writing (Handwriting Without Tears program), pre-reading (Zoophonics), math skills, fine motor skills, and language. 

Class Title Ages Days Time Dates Location Instructor
Red Rose 4-5 years old (must be 4 by 9/1/14) M/Tu/W 9:15-11:45am Begins 9/2 Maple Lawn Bumgarner/Staff
Yellow Rose 4-5 years old (must be 4 by 9/1/14) M/Tu/W 12:45-3:15pm Begins 9/2 Maple Lawn Bumgarner/Lawson
Apple Blossom 3-4 years old (must be 3 by 9/1/14) Th/F 9:15-11:45am Begins 9/4 Maple Lawn Richards/Staff
Peach Blossom 3-4 years old (must be 3 by 9/1/14) Th/F 12:45-3:15pm Begins 9/4 Maple Lawn Richards/Lawson
Ready, Set, Go! 5 years old (turn 5 in Sept/Oct/Nov 2014) M-Th 12:15-2:45pm Begins 9/2 Maple Lawn Commins