Classes & Enrollment

SYC offers classes for children aged 2½ through 5.  All classes are 2½ hours long, and classes are offered in the mornings and afternoons. (Classes for 2½ year olds are only offered in the morning.)  All morning classes are 9:30-12:00 noon and our two afternoon classes are 12:45-3:15 p.m.

Our preschool program runs 32 weeks–from mid-September through the third week in May, with a 3-week Winter Recess and a 1-week Spring Break scheduled each year.  (The Younger 2’s Friday AM class does not begin until January and is for 19 weeks.)  There are 6 other school holidays scheduled throughout the school year.

You can read more about our classes here

The 2 Year Old Program (not offered 2020-21 & 2022-23)

For 2½ year olds (children who will turn two by June 30) we offer two classes which begin the following September:

  • Monday-Wednesday A.M. 2’s
  • Tuesday-Thursday A.M. 2’s

For younger 2½ year olds (children who will turn 2 by September 30), we offer a half-year, one-morning-per-week class

  • January Friday A.M. Younger 2s

Each of our 2-year-old classes has 10 children and two teachers, and they are offered in the AM only–9:30-12 noon.  At the beginning of the year, our 2’s classes last 1½ hours, and gradually increase in time to the full 2½ hours as the children in the class are ready for that.  A parent or caregiver is required to stay at school with each child for the first 2 weeks (or longer in individual cases if teachers and parents agree that it would be helpful).

The classes meet in Classrooms 1 & 2.

The 3 And 3/4 Year Old Program

SYC offers classes for children who are 3 or older by September 30.

  • Monday-Wednesday-Friday A.M. 3’s
  • Tuesday-Thursday A.M. 3’s (not offered 2020-21)
  • Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday P.M. 3/4’s

The 3’s and 3/4 classes each have 18 children and three teachers. The classes meet in Classrooms 3, 4 & 5.

The 4 and 4/5 Year Old Program

We offer three classes for children who are 4 by September 30, and a special program for children who will turn 4 by March 30.

  • Monday-Wednesday-Friday A.M. 4’s
  • Tuesday-Thursday A.M. 4’s (and older 3’s — age 4 by 12/d0 — only if space permits)
  • Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri P.M. 4/5’s*

Each class has 21 children and 3 teachers.  These classes meet in Classroom 9.

*The Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri PM 4/5’s class is especially geared to children old enough (or almost) for kindergarten whose parents have decided to wait an extra year before going on in their formal schooling.