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 2022-23 Plover Parent Handbook.
2022-23 Program Registration
Registration for the 2022-23 school year begins Tuesday, January 25, at 10:00 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.
Registration will remain open until we reach our maximum headcount of 15, after which we will begin taking a waitlist. Waitlists are retained for the entire school year in case students drop from the program throughout the school year.
Please contact the Community Service Office at email@example.com for more information.
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)|