Laker Playgroup is an educational playgroup for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years.
Activities include art, music, Spanish and nature exploration. Each class meets in our specially designed preprimary spaces, where parents and toddlers can explore, create and discover together. Laker Playgroup is a stepping-stone that prepares your child for the JK3 experience.
Our JK3 program now offers 2, 3 and 5 day options. Please view the schedule HERE.
Preprimary is comprised of grades JK3, JK4 and SK.
ULS believes preprimary students should be respected as capable, curious and inquisitive. Teachers encourage students to observe, question, hypothesize and experiment in meaningful investigations. Students use the strategies of mathematicians, scientists, authors and artists during these investigations. With this approach, our preprimary students’ learning extends far beyond basic skills. Most importantly, students advance to the Lower School excited about learning, with a solid foundation to further develop lifelong learning skills. Our Preprimary program is held in the Manegold Building.
University Lake School’s preprimary programs reflect the internationally recognized Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education which fosters:
Because they are encouraged to observe, question, hypothesize and experiment in authentic, meaningful investigations, the children’s learning extends far beyond basic skills.
Half Day – 8:00a – 12:00 Noon
Full Day – 8:00a – 3:00p
2-day Option – Half or Full Day (T/Th)
3-day Option – Half or Full Day (M/W/F)
5-day Option – Half or Full Day
5-day Option – Half or Full Day (Half day attendees can choose optional T/Th or M/W/F afternoons, as well)
5-day Full Day – 8:00a – 3:00p
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