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Who can enroll in the HDHP Pre-K program?
Children must be 3.5 years old by September 1st of the school year, toilet trained and able to follow simple directions within a group setting.
What days and times does this program run?
Monday/Friday Mornings: 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday/Wednesday Afternoons: 11:30 am – 2:15 pm
What is a typical Morning and/or Afternoon as a Half- Day Half Pint?
9:15 am: Parents drop off children at The RAC followed by art and music activities and lunch.
11:45 am / 12:00 pm: Classes end and parents pickup children from The RAC or The RAC staff walk children to their local preschool.
11:30 am / 11:45 am: The RAC staff arrives at participating nursery schools to pickup children from their classrooms or parents drop off children at The RAC. Staff walks children to The RAC. Children eat lunch followed with classes.
12:00 - 2:00 pm Children eat lunch followed by art and music activities.
2:15 pm: Parents pick up children at The RAC.
Which days do you walk the children to/from participating nursery schools?
Christ Church Nursery School:
Tuesday Afternoon: 11:30am pickup at CCNS for afternoon program at The RAC.
Rye Presbyterian Nursery School:
Monday and Friday Morning: 12:00pm drop off at RPNS from The RAC morning program.
Wednesday Afternoon: 11:30am pickup at CCNS for afternoon program at The RAC.
Do I need to bring/pack a lunch, extra clothing, smock etc?
Yes, please pack a lunch and a change of clothes in case of need. Smocks will be provided for art activities. Please make sure your child is dressed in weather appropriate attire.
Can I join the half-day program if my son/daughter is not enrolled in a participating nursery school?
Yes, we welcome all children who meet the Pre-K requirements. For those students enrolling into a morning program, we ask that the parent/guardian pick up their child by 11:45 am before the group walks over to their participating nursery school. For those students enrolling into an afternoon program, we ask that the guardian/parent and drop off their child at 12:15 pm after the group returns from their participating nursery school.
How much is the Half-Day for Half Pints Program?
Each day meets a different number of times due to holiday schedules. Please refer to our HDHP Packet for prices. HDHP spots are filled on a first come, first-served basis. A nonrefundable deposit of $400 is required upon registration. In addition, an annual Rye Arts Center family level membership of $100 is required which provides many benefits.
How do I register for the Half Day for Half Pints (HDHP) Creative Pre-K program?
If you are interested in registering, please contact us to receive a full information packet on our Half Day for Half Pints Program. The complete application consists of 5 documents:
Medical and Emergency Contract Form
Signed Consent/Contract Agreement
A Copy of your Child’s Immunization Record