Pathfinder Director: Kristin Riffe, Certified and Experienced Elementary Teacher and Homeschool Mom
Our youngest age group is our Pathfinders, our pre-k – first grade students. Pre-k students are defined as age 4 by September 1st and must be fully independent in the restroom. This includes telling an adult they need to go, going alone (an adult will walk them to the restroom and wait for them outside), wiping, and redressing.
The Pathfinder day includes science, unstructured play on the playground, art, and structured play. Students need to eat lunch before they come to class. (Since the 5th grade and up group starts at 11:00, parents of Pathfinders and Explorers might want to pack a lunch for themselves and younger children and eat at the park after dropping off older siblings.) Pathfinders and Explorers will not be lunching or snacking in class. Any group celebrations will be food-free. (Parents may want to bring a snack for students to eat in the car or the park after pick up).
The fee for our Pathfinder program is $125 per child per semester, plus a $10 supply fee.
Our Pathfinder program is a drop-off program although each parent will be assigned a day or two to stay and assist.