Community Education

Class Descriptions & Schedule

Growing Young Minds

RPS Preschool focuses across the areas of child development, facilitating learning in social and emotional, cognitive, and physical development, literacy and language, math, science, and the arts. Our children play to learn, with whole group, small group, and individualized opportunities. Our licensed teachers and talented assistants provide caring, quality environments where the love of learning will flourish.

We offer 4 different Class Types:
Explorers – 3 year olds
Pathfinders – 3-5 year olds
Trailblazers – 4-5 year olds
STEM – 4-5 year olds

Individualized Learning

We recognize that all children need individualized learning experiences offered in a play-based learning environment by teachers who are skilled in building strong and nurturing relationships. RPS Preschool offers a variety of preschool options (including AM, PM and evening) and services for young children and their families.

2018-2019 Class Descriptions and Schedule



The Explorers class is specifically designed with young preschoolers in mind as they begin to explore and learn new language and social skills through play in a group setting. Children will learn about themselves, others and the world around them. They will play in meaningful ways in a safe and welcoming environment focusing on all areas of learning: approaches to learning, social and emotional skills, creative arts, language and literacy, math, and physical skills. Children must be three years of age by 9/1/2018.

 Hoover M-Th 9-11:30 AM
$290/month  Mon
 Mighty Oaks M/W/F 9-11:30 AM
 Northrop M/W/F 12:30-3:15 PM
$250/month    Mon

  The Pathfinders is a multiage class providing children an opportunity to learn in a group of multiage peers. These classes allow older children to use leadership skills and younger children to learn from the modeling of older children in a natural environment. These classes allow older children to strengthen and enhance skills, while the younger children develop new skills by observing and playful interactions. Children must be at least 3 years of age by 9/1/2018.  

Hoover M-F 9-11:30 AM
1:15-3:45 PM

Mighty Oaks M-F 9-11:30 AM
1:15-3:45 PM
Northrop M-Th 12:30-3:30 PM $290/month  


Trailblazers is for children headed to kindergarten the following school year. These classes will support and challenge children in an individualized learning environment as they learn the language, social and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for kindergarten success. Children must be at least 4 years of age by 9/1/2018.

Mighty Oaks M-F

9-11:30 AM

1:15-3:45 PM


M-Th 9:45 AM-3:45 PM $625/month  
Northrop M-F 12:45-3:45 PM
$330/month   Mon
Hoover M-F 1:15-3:45 PM
  M-Th 9:45 AM-3:45 PM


Early exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) helps children to develop thinking and reasoning skills and creates excitement about these studies. STEM is all about exploring, observing, predicting and questioning and your preschooler will be encouraged plan, create and problem solve with help from our teachers. We will tap into your child’s imagination and understanding of how things work and discuss STEM vocabulary and systems. Children will put their ideas into action, reflect on them and think about other ways to do things in a play-based early learning environment. Children must be at least 4 years of age by 9/1/2018.

Mighty Oaks M-F 1:15-3:45 PM

Class locations are based on anticipated space availability.

 = Parent Education Day with day of occurrence listed
 = Sibling Care is available

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