Purple Circle offers families the following Monday through Friday programs, year round, providing four options parents can choose from to meet their unique needs:
8:30am – 1:50pm
8:30am – 4:00pm
8:30am – 6:00pm
2:10pm – 6:00pm
There is also an early morning drop-off option available each day at 8:00am.
Why does Purple Circle operate a 5 day a week program, only?
Often, it feels bittersweet when it comes time for your child to go to school. It is understandable, therefore, that a full week of school feels even harder to adjust to. However, there are distinct advantages in supporting your child’s attendance in a five day program. Toddlers and preschoolers rely on consistency of routine in their lives generally. A 5-day nursery or pre-school in which children can personally anticipate their daily events gives them a sense of security. Having a more reliable daily rhythm benefits their development.
Young children, especially those who are separating from their families and/caregivers for the first time, are able to foresee routine with regard to separation when they attend school 5 days. When the continuity of a five day week is interrupted, children often struggle on alternate days as if they are new to the school, once again. Allowing young children time to master routines, transitions and schedules empowers them and affords them a sense of security.
For very young children as well as preschoolers, attending a full week program gives them time to develop meaningful connections with their teachers and classmates. The continuity of experience makes it possible for children to visit and revisit materials, activities, and interests that hold special meaning for them in their classroom community. This comfort supports their independence and willingness to venture out, taking risks – socially, emotionally and cognitively.