4515 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53225
414-463-1641 | Fax: 414-463-1641 | email@example.com
Our school year usually begins in the first week of September and runs through the second full week of June. We offer half- and full-day programs for all ages. For our full-day programs, we are open from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The half-day program is available for all ages and runs from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. There is a $200 nonrefundable registration / deposit fee for new and returning students each year. Children who are two and three years old may attend two to five days per week, and it is recommended that children in 4K attend at least three days a week.
Our summer program begins in the third week of June and ends near the middle of August (please see a current calendar for the exact dates). We accept children ages two through nine years old. There is a $40 nonrefundable registration fee for all summer-school children. Flexible scheduling is available during the summer program, in which families can choose any combination of days throughout the summer.
During the summer, we add more recreational components to the educational program simply because we are able to utilize the great outdoors. Our staff changes a little, as we usually hire some college students who are majoring in education to cover vacation time for the regular staff.
Two-year-olds are active, affectionate and sometimes strong-willed. It is a time when they begin to notice and explore their world. Much of their learning occurs through imitation and play. Two-year-olds fluctuate between clinging to adults and wanting their own independence. Although primarily interested in adults, they begin to play interactively with other children. Communication blossoms at this age as they express their wants, needs and emotions through language. The Wee Start curriculum is designed to enhance the development of each individual child while challenging them to extend their skills and levels of understanding. Children this age fit into a wide range of developmental levels, so we provide many open-ended activities and experiences.
For three-year-olds, the preschool experience can be a new and exciting time of life. It can be met with apprehension as well as enthusiasm. The goal is for all children to feel loved, valuable and competent, and to learn to trust others. Children learn through play and active exploration of their environment, so the curriculum is designed to provide a lot of hands-on experiences to enhance their love of learning. Positive social interactions allow three-year-olds to move from the independent and parallel play of their younger years to more interactive play with peers. Throughout the day, there are numerous opportunities for children to learn to get along with each other, take turns, share, settle disagreements and work independently.
Four-year-olds are enthusiastic, adventurous, bold, eager and fun. This is the prekindergarten year when there is a growing interest in letters, numbers and “academics.” However, four-year-olds are not ready to sit down for long periods of time. Thus, our program assumes a holistic approach to learning that uses the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Our 4K has been designed to find where each child is in his or her developmental spectrum and then challenge them to extend their skills and level of understanding.
School Age (Summer Only):
During the summer, we offer a program for school-age children (six- to nine-year-olds). Parents looking for an enriching summer program will find it at St. Aemilian Preschool, Inc. Activities are planned for a lot of hands-on exploration to enhance the traditional learning of the regular school year. Creating with manipulatives is extended with writing about their creations. Outdoor explorations may be completed by making a book about their discoveries with photos and captions. Team games and cooperative games take place in the spacious park adjacent to our location. A lot of hands-on science gives these older early learners a chance for a little more of a relaxed pace of exploration that isn’t always available in the regular school day. This opportunity allows children to have a lot of fun learning.