Sand Tots offers classes for children aged two through five. Potty training is not a requirement for admission. Any family of a preschool-age child is eligible for membership. Sand Tots has the cutoff date of September 1st of that academic school year to establish the correct age level for determining fall enrollment in all our classes: the 2/3’s class, the 3/4’s class and the 4/5’s. For example, to be eligible for the 2/3’s class, the child must turn 2 on or before September 1st.
Sand Tots does not discriminate against any child or parent, including but not limited to discrimination based on race, religion, color or creed.
Sand Tots Classes:
- 2/3 Year Old Class (one or two days a week, 2.5 hours per day)
- 3/4 Year Old Class (three days a week, 3 hours per day)
- 4/5 Year Old Class (four days a week, 3 hours per day)
- Red Shirt Kindergarten Prep *(three afternoons a week, 2.25 hours per day)
- Stay & Play Enrichment Program (three afternoons a week, 2.25 hours per day)
Sand Tots Enrichment Classes:
Red Shirts Seniors Enrichment Program
The Red Shirts Enrichment program is designed for students who would benefit from a bonus year before starting kindergarten. Since the implementation of public TK Programs in recent years, Sand Tots has expanded the age eligibility for Red Shirts students to include those who just miss the September 1 Kindergarten cut-off date, based on space availability.
The Red Shirts Enrichment program focuses on skill building in concepts and tasks specific to kindergarten readiness. The Red Shirts curriculum is presented in both English and Spanish to provide a dual language environment and further expose children to learning a second language. Staying true to our Sand Tots Philosophy, the Red Shirts approach to learning continues to be developmental, based on the readiness of each child. Activities are presented in small group settings with an emphasis on task completion and following direction.
Age eligible students must be enrolled in any of our three 4/5-year-old classes* Red Shirts students bring lunch from home and will transition directly from their respective classes at dismissal, where they engage in supervised lunch/free play until the curriculum start time at 12:30p.m.
Red Shirt Juniors Enrichment Program
The Red Shirt Juniors Enrichment program is open to any student enrolled in the 4/5-year-old program who turns 5 after the December 1 cut-off date. Both programs will provide exposure to the same curriculum over the course of the year, differentiated only by the format in which it is taught. Each Red Shirt class will approach the curriculum in developmentally appropriate ways to compliment the age, needs, and abilities of the children enrolled.
Red Shirt Classes are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:45am – 2:00pm beginning the first week of school in September through the last week of school in June and follow the same holiday schedule as the regular Sand Tots Calendar. Tuition for these classes is $326 per month, billed along with tuition in 9 equal installments from September through May. To enroll in the Red Shirt Class, a deposit of $300 is required to secure a space. This deposit is non-refundable and will be applied towards the June tuition payment. In order to provide the necessary continuity for the learning environment, the Red Shirt Class is a full school year commitment. Students who withdraw from the class prior to June are not eligible for re-enrollment.
*If your child is enrolled in a class that meets in the afternoon, tuition for that class will be pro-rated to reflect the overlap in schedule.
Stay & Play Enrichment Program
Sand Tots is excited to announce our new Stay & Play Enrichment program for our 3/4 and 4/5-year-old classes. The program is designed to be an extension of your child’s day, providing additional time outside to eat lunch, explore a variety of exciting activities, and socialize with Sand Tots friends. There will also be a dual-language component where staff will direct games and activities in Spanish, allowing your child to learn and practice a second language in a social/conversational setting.The Stay & Play Enrichment program is offered to all children enrolled in a 3/4s or 4/5s class. The days offered are dependent upon your child’s particular class schedule. *
Stay & Play Enrichment is entirely staffed by Sand Tots and requires no assisting obligation from parents. Tuition is billed monthly at $220 / 4-weeks. Tuition may fluctuate depending on the number of classes in each month. You may register your child for this extra-curricular activity by completing the form below.The Stay & Play program begins the week of October 7, 2019 through the week of May 25, 2020* This program is a 2-day commitment.