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
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.
Mini Stay Day
Full Stay Day
Early Bird Program
Monday-Friday 8:30-9:00 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
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
Four 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.