What are my options for Kindergarten for Phoenixville Area School District?
We offer a half day comprehensive Academic program. We also offer a full day program option, which includes half day Academic program and a half day Enrichment program.
If I choose the half day option, will my child "miss out" or be at a disadvantage for first grade?
Absolutely not! Everything your child needs to learn for first grade will be included in the half day Academic program. The Enrichment program is a multi-sensory integration/application of the kindergarten curriculum that complements the comprehensive half day program.
Will all children have music, art, and physical activity as part of their program?
Yes, those activities will all be integrated into the half day Academic program, as well as the Enrichment program.
How will lunches be handled for the full day program?
All lunches will be served in the Enrichment classrooms. The schedule will ensure that children have plenty of time to eat, as well as time for a recess break before they begin their afternoon program. Click here to see the monthly lunch menu.
Will children still have assemblies, field trips, and other special activities that have traditionally been a part of the Kindergarten Center?
Yes, those activities will continue to be scheduled for all of the classes.
What are the physical arrangements for all of these students?
We will be adding several modular classrooms to the existing Kindergarten Center. These classrooms will have an entrance/exit from the current building, are air conditioned, and will have ample bathroom facilities. All of the Enrichment classes will be located in the existing building.
Is there a charge for the Enrichment program?
No, the Enrichment program is a part of the full day option being provided by the school district.
What are the transportation arrangements for children attending the Kindergarten Center?
If you qualify for bussing, that transportation will be provided to and from school. All parents must select either the half day or full day program option for transportation.
What are the early drop-off/late pick-up hours?
As part of the full day program, students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am and picked up as late as 4:00 pm. There is no charge for this. If you need an earlier drop off or later pick up, you would need to enroll your child in a before or after school day care program.
How does the on-site Day Care program work?
Magic Memories Day Care Center is partnering with the District to offer day care for your child at the Kindergarten Center. Day Care will be offered from 7:00 - 7:30 am and from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. You need to contract with Magic Memories for these services, and there is a fee involved.
If I choose to use an off-site day care center, will transportation be provided to that site?
Yes, the District will continue to provide transportation to or from day care providers located within our school district boundaries.
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