The Plover Program is our new pre-K classroom session offered at the Community Services Hub. Participants work towards the social, physical, and academic skills they will need for Kindergarten and beyond. Some of the goals of the program include:
- Recognizing letters and some of their sounds
- Recognizing and writing first name
- Recognizing some common words
- Recognizing and printing some numbers
- Recognizing basic shapes and colors
- Using words like “please” and “thank-you”
- Asking for help
- Learning to take turns and share
- Ability to self-dress
- Taking responsibility for belongings
- Adjusting to new situations
For more detailed information, please review our 2023-24 Plover Parent Handbook.
2023-24 Program Registration -- Currently FULL
Registration for the 2023-24 school year begins March 6 at 8:00 am. Please set up a household ahead of time with all pertinent information, such as accurate date of birth, hospital preference, allergies and medications, etc. You may call us at (207) 730-4150 prior to registering and we would be happy to assist you with the household creation.
PLEASE NOTE: The registration for the 2023-24 school year is currently full. Please contact us via email to add your child's name to the waitlist. Waitlists are retained for the entire school year in case students drop from the program throughout the school year.
The Plover Program runs Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Extended hours are available and run until 4:00pm.
The Plover Program follows the Scarborough School’s calendar as it relates to no-school days, school vacations, and snow days. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with a waitlist taken should we exceed our maximum headcount of 15.
The Plover Program is structured around a combination of free-play time, group activities, and discussions. This allows the children to practice the social readiness skills necessary to begin Kindergarten with a positive self-image. Throughout the year we also incorporate fun themes (seasons, weather, holidays, feelings, etc.) to make foundational learning outcomes relatable and memorable. There is weekly time scheduled for music, art, gym, and outdoor exploration, a key piece to teaching the whole child.
Our program respects the uniqueness of each child and their family and works together with all our families to provide children with an experience that fosters a lifelong love of learning, while allowing children to play, learn and grow at their own pace.
Typical Daily Schedule
|8:00-9:20||Arrival, greeting, free play, and learning centers|
|9:20-9:30||Clean up from free play|
|10:45-11:05||Circle time: Stories, group games|
|11:05-11:45||Specials (Letter of the Week, Art, Social Studies, Math, Music, Cooking)|
|1:15-1:45||Free choice play|
|2:00-4:00 pm||Extended Care Free Play (Small group play and free play time (no set curriculum during this time block)|
Monday through Friday
Min 10, Max 15
Plover Care Fees (TBD)
Fees listed below are those for the 2022-23 school year. Fees are being reevaluated and will be posted as soon as determined.
Registration Fee (Non-refundable): $125 per child
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
fed tax id: 01-6000357