Allen Creek Preschool Class Schedules & Tuition

2019-2020 Classes

Toddler & Parent

Tuesday & Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 For children turning 2 during the fall of the school year.

Transitional Toddler

Monday & Wednesday 9:30-11:30 For children turning 3 January through June of the school year.

Preschool Yellow

Yellow: For children 3 or turning 3 through the fall of the school year. This class has a gradual transition through September.

  • Monday thru Thursday 9:00 to 12:00

Preschool Green

Green: For children turning 4 by December of the school year.

  • Monday thru Thursday 9:15 to 12:15

  • Add Friday Morning 9:15 to 12:30

  • Add Wednesday and/or Thursday Music/Art classes: Afternoons 12:30 to 2:00

Preschool Red

Red: For children 4 by September of the school year.

  • Monday to Thursday 9:15 to 12:30

  • Add Friday Morning 9:15 to 12:30

  • Add Wednesday and/or Thursday Music/Art classes: Afternoons 12:30 to 2:00

Extended Day Options

Art and Music @Noon 12:30 to 2 PM (W &Th)

This extension of the morning program is available for children in either the Senior Preschool Class. The children will eat lunch with the teachers, followed by time in the Studio for exploration and creation and finishing with time outside. Pick-up is at 2 PM.

Children will bring their own lunch. Families may sign up for either Wednesdays, Thursdays, or both.

Wednesdays: the focus in the Studio will be on music, including movement songs, instrument playing, and ways to create music and song.

Thursday: The focus in the Studio will be on the exploration and uses of different materials and techniques, color and structure, and the change of seasons.

Classes for Older Children

Music For Young Folks with Katie Chappell Lakin

Thursdays 4:15 to 5:15 for Children in Grades K-2

Children will sing lots of traditional and folk songs, learn musical games, experiment with instrument playing, and begin pre-songwriting skills. The children will be exposed to many folk instruments, such as guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and hand drums. They will learn to play in a coordinated way on bells and percussion instruments. Beginning music theory will be offered. We will use story-songs to end the class each day.

Color Wheel with Dina Stillings

Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 for Children Ages 5-6

Come join Ms Stillings in the studio with a rainbow of colors as we explore an exciting and expressive range of artistic materials. Projects are based on children's natural curiosities, open exploration and self-expression. Theories are introduced in simple hands-on terms, allowing children to have a more meaningful understanding. Snack and outside time will also be a part of our day.

Imagining the Arts with Lesley Criscenti

Thursdays 6:00-7:15 pm for Children Ages 7-12

ITA is a weekly inter-related arts program designed to expand your child’s creativity, confidence and the ability to cooperate with teachers and peers. The carefully thought out experiences support emotional well-being, independence, and empathy, as well as intellectual growth and skill building. The class is broad in its approach to the arts and includes experiences in Visual Arts, Music, Creative Movement, and Literature. It also includes: Regular Field Trips, A Family Creative Arts Night, and One Week of Summer Camp.


2019-2020 Tuition

Toddler Programs: $385/month ($3850)

Preschool Programs: $860/month ($8600)

Preschool Programs with 5 day option: $968/month ($9680)

Art and Music@Noon Sessions: $135/class/month

Music For Young Folks: $220/ 8 week session

Color Wheel: dependent on session length

Imagining the Arts: $120/month

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My daughter started at Allen Creek this year. I am so grateful for the kind attention to the children and the parents. Decisions are made with conscientious foresight and a clear desire to give the best to the children. I’m happy (and relieved!) my daughter gets to start school in such a gentle way. The classroom is calm and fun and filled with opportunities for the kids to learn, play and express themselves. At the same time, Allen Creek builds community among the parents and supports the parent-child relationship in a real and tangible way ... Thank you to the creative people who make up this truly unique school!
— Andrea Hill, Allen Creek Alumni Parent