Happy Days Pre-School
Since its inception in September, 1974, Happy Days Pre-School has endeavored to maintain a high standard of excellence in all areas of education and socialization for the three and four year old preschooler.
Many opportunities for growth, learning, creative expression, and personal development in a safe and carefully supervised environment have been offered. Our aim has been to encourage each child to excel to the best of his or her capabilities while at the same time, making learning a fun experience.
Our staff has been carefully selected for their academic credentials, Christian character, and love of children.
The quality of our school is well known by educators in both the public and private sector, and we invite you to come in and see for yourself why our children excel.
We are dedicated to the needs of the whole child, and to the nurturing of their complete development in mind, body, and spirit. Even at the age of three and four, a solid foundation can be laid for moral and spiritual values. Therefore, we use simple Bible stories and songs as an important tool in the work of character building.
Praise and encouragement are liberally used to help your child learn skills in all areas of our program. Our program includes many things that you are trying to accomplish, such as zipping, buttoning, tying, hanging clothes, using the rest rooms and cleaning up after play. Help is always given where needed, but we encourage parents to allow their children to become more independent and care for themselves at home as well.
Lessons focus on colors, shapes, numbers, alphabet recognition, recital, arts, crafts, discussions of the home, family, pets, community, etc. A language and communication skills program helps to provide development in both listening and verbal areas. Activities encompassing the sensory experiences of seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting, and touching are also included.
Children are taught a variety of songs during the year. They participate in simple games, story time, and other special activities. In addition to the activities listed, time is provided daily for music, free play, kindness, sharing, prayer, and Bible stories. During free play and snack time, the children are taught to function in a social setting and to practice fair play.
The school provides a snack every day for your child.
Your child’s birthday can be celebrated with classmates if you contact the school office ahead of time. During the month of February, your child’s teacher will submit a written report to the parents on his/her academic and social progress in the program. Parent-Teacher conferences are available upon request.
When weather permits, the children enjoy their free play time outside in our fenced in playground, with equipment designed to encourage muscular coordination and independence.
Registration for our ten month program or our summer program is open throughout the year on a space-availability basis.
Pre-School Hours: 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
We offer a before and after school program, at an additional cost, from the hours of 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM which is paid monthly with tuition.
Our Pre-School program includes half-day sessions also.
In case of inclement weather, all emergency closings are announced on the radio and/or via the website. As a rule, we are closed when the Bay Shore School District is closed.
Payments are due one month in advance and on the first day of the month. A 10% discount is available for a second child. Please contact the Pre-School office at (631) 665-5241 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for current rates
OUR SUMMER PROGRAM BEGINS 7/1/2019
Activities are designed to reinforce our learning objectives, as well as providing peer interaction in an informal setting. The program includes such activities as art & crafts, music, outdoor water play, special activity days, snack time & barbecues. Please contact our main office at (631) 665-5241 for more information.