The Mancos Valley Dragonfly Preschool will be open for the school day from 8:30am until 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, serving children ages 2.5 to 6 (at enrollment).
The morning program is from 8:30am until 12:30pm.
The full day program is from 8:30am until 3:30pm.
When you fill out the Preschool Enrollment Application on the Admissions page, please indicate your preferred scheduling needs. We will certainly do our best to accommodate all schedules. We plan to communicate any changes to all applicants by August 2019.
Rhythm of the Day
Our focus is to create a harmonious, orderly environment in which children can develop confidence in themselves and a natural respect for others and the world in which they live. The teachers accomplish this peaceful tone through a carefully planned, rhythmical program that balances periods requiring more and then less concentration, group and then individual participation, and indoor then outdoor activity. The following is a typical rhythm of the day:
8:30-9:30am Outdoor play and nature walk
9:30-10:00am Transition inside with Morning/Welcome Circle
10:00-10:30am Morning Snack
10:30-11:30am Indoor Creative Play and Activity following the Weekly Rhythm*
11:30am-12:00 Story/Circle Time
12:00-12:30pm Lunch and closing circle
12:30pm Children are dismissed to parents or transition into the afternoon program
Afternoon Program (for full day children)
12:30-1:00pm Outdoor play and transition to nap
1:00-2:00pm Nap/quiet time
2:00pm Afternoon snack served
2:30-3:30pm Indoor and Outdoor play
3:30pm Children are dismissed to parents
Weekly Rhythm *
Mondays: watercolor painting
Tuesdays: nature craft or handwork
Wednesdays: bread baking
Thursdays: soup making
Fridays: nature exploration (morning program is conducted outside)
Dragonfly and Nymph Tuition 2019-2020 (Price Per Month):
1 day a week $120 2 days $210 3 days $300 4 days $400 5 days $500
Full day program:
1 day a week $180 2 days $330 3 days $480 4 days $640 5 days $780
There is a non-refundable Tuition deposit of $150, that is due upon your child’s acceptance into either program.
There is a waitlist fee of $150 to hold your child’s place, also due upon your child’s acceptance into the program waitlist. This counts as the Tuition deposit once your child is enrolled. The waitlist fee is also non-refundable.
Adding an additional morning to a child’s regular schedule will be charged at $27 per morning.
Adding an additional afternoon to a child’s regular schedule will be charged at $15 per afternoon, and an additional full day will be charged at $40.
Tuition is billed monthly; Please note, we can not refund tuition for planned or unplanned absences. Doing so would affect the viability of the whole program.
Occasionally there will be additional fees which include, but are not limited to, extra art supplies or field trip expenses. Parents/guardians will be notified ahead of time if there are to be additional fees incurred for any reason.
We are thrilled to be able to offer tuition assistance through the Dragonfly Scholarship Program. Please contact us for an application to see if your family qualifies.