School Day Specials &
School Day Specials
The Purchase Children's Center programs include weekly and monthly 'specials' that offer new opportunities for our students to grow in literacy, language, numeracy, gross & fine motor skills, and social-emotional skills.
Classes participate in weekly music which exposes children to rhythm, nursery rhymes, & basic music theory. Children utilize rhythm sticks, beans bags & other materials to explore creative movement.
Every class participates in weekly physical education, which focuses on gross motor skills, introductory sports skills, self-esteem & confidence building. These skills foster the development of proprioception, spatial awareness, & hand-eye coordination.
Hosted by our neighbor, The Purchase Free Library, classes visit the library for a read aloud and class book checkout on select dates in the Fall and Spring. This program fosters a love of reading as well as responsibility in caring for borrowed items.
Classes participate in yoga monthly! This program exposes children to social emotional development as well as gross & fine motor skills. Yoga provides strategies for reducing stress & anxiety as well as improves focus in the classroom.
Lunch bunch and extended day programs are offered to both meet diverse scheduling needs of our families and, most importantly, offer our students new social emotional opportunities.
Fall Enrichment Class
Beyond the school day, a variety of enrichment class options are available as fall, winter, or spring sessions. Classes vary and subjects include math, science, art, cooking, or sports.
Below are the Fall Enrichment offerings for 2023. Classes begin the week of October 2nd.
Enrichment Registration Forms:
Happy FIT Multi-Sport Fitness & Fun
This program gives children an exuberant introduction to a range of wonderful sports including: Happy Feet Soccer, Hooray for Hoops Basketball, Kool Kicks Kickball, Fit Kids Agility and Balance Games, Run for Fun Track & Field Events and Much more! Muscles get worked, self-confidence, listening skills and cooperative play grow and there are giggles galore.
The Art of
During this session the children will learn about Eric Carle the author and illustrator of several beloved children’s books. The children will listen to an Eric Carle story then create a project based upon the theme of the story.
During this 8-week session the children will explore, organize, and manipulate materials as well as communicate mathematical thinking with the instructor. The skills will include number concepts, patterns and relationships, geometry and spatial sense, measurement and data collection, organization and representation.