The School Day

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The Hollingworth Center

The School Day

Located in one spacious and sunny classroom on the campus of Teachers College, we have a Morning and an Afternoon Class. When not participating in our half-day program, our families use their mornings or afternoons to provide their children time for free play, as well as a chance to enjoy time outside in parks and playgrounds, and to explore the opportunities offered at cultural institutions around the city.  

Our Morning Class children (ages 3-4) attend school from 8:30-11:30 five days a week, with an Extended Morning on either Mondays & Tuesdays or Wednesdays & Thursdays. Our Morning Class itinerary typically is: Hello, Meeting, Choice, Snack, Playtime, and Farewell.

Our Afternoon Class children (ages 4-5) attend school from 11:45-4:00 Monday-Thursday, and Fridays from 11:45-3:00. Our Afternoon Class itinerary typically is: Hello, Greeting, Lunch, Meeting, Choice, Snack, Playtime, and Farewell.

Other Facets of our School Day include:

Greeting: For Afternoon Class children only, greeting is a short meeting to begin the school day, sing some songs, do roll call, read a book, or engage in a community discussion.

Lunch: All Morning Class children participate in our Extended Morning Program, affectionately called ‘Lunch Bunch’ two days a week. All Afternoon Class children eat lunch at school each day. Families provide their children well-balanced, allergy-aware meals.