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Terrific for Tots Preschool
Registration for our winter 2 1/2-yr-old class is closing soon with a limited number of openings available.  We  are currently taking names for our waitlist for the winter Mom & Tot program. In addition, we have a limited number of openings in our fall programs; please call the community school office at 201-389-5011 for information. Registration materials can be uploaded and completed from the files below.

About Terrific for Tots
The primary goal of the Terrific for Tots Preschool Program is to provide an environment where children, through active learning principles, will continue to grow socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. We believe that children in our program will gain greater confidence and have a good start in developing positive attitudes toward school, teachers and their classmates, while they develop skills intended to prepare them for their future school environment.
 
All of our teachers are certified in Elementary or Early Childhood Education and are assisted in the classroom by at least one experienced aide. The programs are located in classrooms at Coleman Elementary School and Central Elementary School in Glen Rock. Terrific for Tots is run under the direction of the Glen Rock Community School and is the only preschool affiliated with the Glen Rock School District.
 
Children from all communities and of all races, religions and ethnicities are welcome at Terrific for Tots.
 
Mom & Tot 2017-18
As a local pioneer in this educational program for toddlers, the Glen Rock Community School designed Mom & Tot to provide toddlers with their first exposure to a teacher and peer group in a non-threatening environment that includes a parent or caregiver. This is a special time for you and your toddler. Your 18- to 24-month-old is entering an important developmental stage. Speech and motor skills, and social and emotional skills are developing rapidly. Our Mom & Tot program is designed to encourage growth in these areas through play and group interaction, while providing moms or other caretakers a forum for exchange of ideas and information.

2 -Year-Old Program 2016-17
We subscribe to the tenet that “play” is an essential part of a preschool curriculum. Through a variety of activity centers, children will explore, discover, develop new friendships, increase language and mathematics skills, and continue to develop large motor skills. Children must be 2  years old by Oct. 1, 2017. The class meets three mornings each week.
 
3-Year-Old Program 2017-18
The curriculum of the 3-year-old program follows the same philosophy as the 2 -year-old class. Children are encouraged to be actively involved in the learning process by using developmentally appropriate activities and materials. The program strives to foster positive self-concepts while encouraging children to think, reason, question and experiment. Language development, creative expression and listening skills are encouraged throughout the program. Social skills development rounds out our goal set for the program. To participate, children must be 3 years old by Oct. 1, 2017. The class meets Monday-Thursday, with the option to choose either mornings only or mornings plus lunch and enrichment.
 
4-Year-Old Program 2017-18
This program continues to provide a classroom climate where children are engaged in active learning principles that will foster each child’s love for learning and help each child to develop the necessary skills for success in kindergarten and beyond. Children in the program benefit greatly from our affiliation with the Glen Rock School District, as our teachers have regular and meaningful interaction with their colleagues in the district’s kindergarten program. Emphasis is placed on beginning letters and sounds including the child’s written name, numbers, colors, shapes and exposure to early reading skills. The importance of language development continues as observed by the child’s use of clear speech and sentence structure. Fine motor skill development is also a focal point, as is learning to follow classroom rules and directions. To participate, children must be 4 years old by Oct. 1, 2017 and must be fully toilet trained. The class meets Monday-Friday,  with the option to choose either mornings only or mornings plus lunch and enrichment.
 
For additional information about all Terrific for Tots programs, including days, hours and fees, please see below and to arrange a class visit, please contact the community school at 201-389-5011.
Announcements
GRCS Summer 2017 Camp Planner
We've done the planning work for you with our GRCS Camp Planner! This easy-to-use chart will help you see what's available by grade and week so your children can make the most of their summer with us! Click the link to view and download a copy.
GRCS Summer 2017 Camp Planner
GRCS Day Camps
Our day camps are designed to provide a fun, active and safe experience throughout the summer months for children from preschool age through those entering Grade 5 in the fall. Camps run from June 26 though August 18; families may register for one week, all eight, or any number that works for your needs.
Please click here for full details, schedules and locations.
GRCS Sports & Fitness Camps
Sports and fitness camps through the GRCS offer a wide range of athletic experiences for youngsters from Grade 1 through senior in high school. We’re proud to offer a variety of camps led by Glen Rock High School varsity coaching staff, supported by top high school and NCAA players. All programs are located at the Glen Rock Middle School/High School complex. Please click here to learn about the great options we have in store for your family.
GRCS Brain Games
Who says learning during the summer can't be a good time? At the GRCS, we've put together a wide range of programs that offer just the right balance of academics and fun! Please click here to learn about the unique ways we can keep your child busy and happily learning throughout the summer months.



GRCS Performing Arts
The summer is a great time to try new things... and our Performing Arts programs are just the ticket for children and teens to learn new ways to express themselves and explore talents they didn't even know they had! Please click here to see all we have to offer.
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Transitional Kindergarten Registration is Ongoing
The Glen Rock Community School’s Transitional Kindergarten is continuing to register for the 2017-18 class. Registration is ongoing and can be made Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the GRCS office, located in the lobby of Glen Rock High School. For information about the program or assistance with registration, interested families can call 201-389-5011.
Registration materials can be uploaded and completed from the webpage at right.


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