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Geneva Day School is a private, independent early childhood and kindergarten program which endeavors to provide a rich and nurturing educational experience for each child. Learning occurs through freedom and flexibility of center time, organized circle activities, emerging curriculum and the “teachable moment.” A large, well-equipped playground, outside garden, and arts program support this goal. We accept students beginning at age two. Potty training is not required.
Each child is informally assessed in the important developmental areas of motor, language, cognition, self-help and social-emotional growth. Then, a program is designed to maximize learning strengths, interests, and various intelligences. Themes, activities, discussions, and literature, together with art and music, promote learning for all students. This takes place in a warm and supportive, yet challenging and stimulating environment with two or more staff assigned to each classroom.
Teaching staff work with children because they respect and enjoy them. Teachers have at least a four-year degree, or equivalent, with experience and training in early childhood education or elementary education. Assistants have coursework in child growth and development, curriculum planning, and teaching techniques. The School annually provides all staff with continuing education, plus pediatric CPR and First Aid.
The following is a brief review of the various programs offered at Geneva Day School to give you a glimpse into our classes. Each child and each family is unique, and many issues must be considered when choosing a school. Certainly, class times and cost are two important factors. Other factors to consider include:
- the teacher/student ratios,
- a curriculum that allows children to explore and experiment safely,
- an environment that allows children to work at his or her own pace and to meet age-appropriate goals, and
- relationships developed with staff and children, and staff, and parents.
At Geneva Day School, we support each family while encouraging the optimal development of the whole child. We are happy to work with you to customize a program that meets your child’s and your family’s needs. We hope that you will enjoy your “glimpse into our classes.” If you have any questions, please let us know. We want you and your child to have the best experience possible at our school!
Children three years and older are eligible to stay for a supervised lunch program if they can demonstrate appropriate table manners and skills, and are toilet-trained.
Older two-year-olds may try the lunch program in the second half of the school year with a teacher recommendation.
Lunch Bunch is from 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. The children may either bring their own bag lunch or order a catered lunch when available. The school will provide 1% low fat milk and water.
Geneva Day School’s Enrichment Program allows children the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun and exciting classes. The Enrichment Program staff consists of Geneva teachers and enrichment professionals, who have dedicated themselves to the nurturing and education of young children. Classes may include: soccer, drama, movement, dance, foreign languages, piano and cooking. Geneva Day School’s enrichment classes are limited to children ages three through Kindergarten who are potty-trained.
Extended Care is available for children requiring additional care before school from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. or after school from 2:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Supervised by experienced and trained staff, children have opportunities for inside seasonal activities, crafts, and games, plus outside playtime. Children must register in advance with the Office and pay additional fees.
Geneva Day School offers different classes for young learners, either full time or part time, to accommodate the needs of families. Music and art are special weekly events, with additional “specials” each month. Extended care, a wide variety of enrichment classes, and a lunch program is also available.