The Hills and Falls Nursery School program begins for preschoolers who have reached 2 years, 9 months of age by September 30 and extends through the transitional Pre-K year (age 5+).  Hills and Falls offers three classes: Bunnies (3 year olds); Dinosaurs (4 year olds); and Rainbows (5 year olds).  All classes meet 5 days per week, 9 AM-12 PM.   We believe a 5 day schedule enables children to become quickly acclimated to school, to adopt a consistent routine in their lives, and to fully engage in the richness and continuity of the curriculum.  Extra Care services (i.e., early drop-off and extended day) are offered for all age groups (enrollment dependent).

Sample Class Schedules

9:00 AM
Arrive in the Bunny Room
9:00 AM
Arrival on the Playground
9:00 AM
Arrival on the Playground
9:10-9:20 AM
Good Morning Circle
9:00-9:45 AM
Playground Time
9:00-9:30 AM
Playground Time
9:20-10:25 AM
Open Play & Activity Time
9:45-10:15 AM
Wash Up & Snack
9:30-9:45 AM
Morning Group Time
10:25-10:35 AM
Clean Up
10:15-10:30 AM
Morning Group Time
9:45-10:25 AM
Activity Choice Time
10:35-10:55 AM
Group Time
10:30-11:20 AM
Activity Choice Time
Clean Up, Bathroom & Books
10:55-11:15 AM
Wash Up & Snack
11:20-11:30 AM
Clean Up
10:45-11:10 AM
11:15 AM- 12:00 PM
Playground Time
11:30-11:45 AM
Reading Time
11:10-11:30 AM
Clean Up & Story
12:00 PM
Pick Up from the Playground
 11:45-12:00 PM
Playground & Pick Up
11:30-12:00 PM
Playground & Pick Up



Each day of the week is built around a lesson plan designed to build upon the core curriculum and provide additional enrichment.  Whether you have a bunny, dino or rainbow, these after school enrichment programs are designed to support the developmental needs of your child.

Here is the tentative line up of Enrichment Programs for 2015-2016 so you can start to think about what day(s) you want your child to stay.  We encourage you to contract easy, as many days this year we reached capacity quickly.

2015/2016 Schedule:

“Book It” Monday – A literacy based program that takes reading to the next level.  Activities provided throughout the classroom areas solidify and extend the book text

“Cooking with Becky” Tuesdays– Our young chefs cut, chop, measure and mix their way to delicious and nutritious afternoon treats…whole fruit parfaits, homemade Hummus and pita chips and whole grain chocolate chip granola bars, there is something for everyone’s taste!

Game Day Wednesdays – Games can vary from using our brains while playing “Zingo”, “Don’t Break the Ice” and “Tic Tac Toe” to using our large muscles with traditional gross motor games such as Basketball, Soccer and Twister.

Pop Up Thursdays – These activities are STEM based (science, technology, engineering and math). Children will engage in activities that include architectural design and science experimentation.  All activities are thought provoking and very hands on.

Fun Fridays- Fun and engaging themes for each Fun Friday will announced in advance.  Past Fun Friday theme favorites have been Super Hero Day, Let it Grow/Gardening, Luau, and Teddy Bear Picnic. Make and take home activities are always a must for these super Fun Friday afternoons

*Drama Enrichment days are in development and will be worked into the schedule at the discretion of the teachers.

Extra Care

Hills and Falls offers five different opportunities for extra care services in order to meet the needs of our community. More detailed descriptions of these offerings are provided below.

  1. Early Bird
  2. Late Bird
  3. Mini Stay Day
  4. Full Stay Day
  5. Fun Friday

Early Bird Program

Monday-Friday 8:00-9:00 AM

Early Bird is an early morning program where children are in a mixed-age group. The program offers a free-play period in the morning before school starts. Advance sign-up is not required.

Late Bird Program

Monday-Thursday 12:00-12:30 PM

Late Bird is an early afternoon program where children are in a mixed-age group. The program offers a free-play period on the playground (or inside in inclement weather) immediately after the regular school day ends. Advance sign up is not required.

Stay Day Program

Enrollment Dependent

Mini Stay Day, Monday-Thursday 12:00-2:00 PM

Full Stay Day, Monday-Thursday 12:00-3:00 PM

Stay Day is a fun-filled afternoon program where children are in a mixed-age group. Current themes include: Building Day, Fabric Arts Day, Things That Move, Crafts, and Cooking. Stay Day begins outside at 12:00 PM. Between 12:45 and 2:00 PM, the children clean up, wash for lunch, eat, and play. At 2:00 PM, Mini Stay Day ends. Story time begins for those children staying for a Full Stay Day, followed by a rest time. During rest time, the children sit on mats, read books, and rest for a half hour. Activity or outside time follows until 3:00 PM pick-up.

Fun Friday Program

Seven Fridays per Year 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Fun Friday is a fun-filled afternoon program where children are in a mixed-age group. Educators plan a different theme for each Fun Friday. Possible themes include: tie-dye day, pajama party, and camping. Children may be enrolled for some or all of the four Fridays; advance sign up is required.