The Orchard School’s Mission is to prepare each child to be a lifetime learner by fostering an association between fun and academics in a home like environment.
We encourage and teach children to use their words on a daily basis to express feelings and wishes.
Consistency, routine, & structure are the most important elements to maintain stability in a child’s life.
Every day is started with circle time, practicing/reinforcing letters, colors, numbers, senses, shapes, weather, phonics, listening skills & much more.
Students receive a well-rounded education including math skills, language, social studies, life skills, social skills, science, dramatic play, music and art. We want children to enter elementary school with a knowledge base that sets them up for success.
BEFORE SCHOOL CARE
7:30– 12:00 AM PRESCHOOL/K
8:40 Drop off at Wilson Elementary School
9:15 Circle Time(Weather/Skills Reinforced)
9:30- 9:45 Toilet X/Hand-washing /& Snack
9:45- 10:15 Story Time/Group Discus
10:15- 11:00 Academic Skills (Fine/Gross motor, Music, Art, Dramatic Play, Sensory, Math, Social/Life Skills, and Lang Arts)
11:00- 12:00 Indoor/Outdoor Play
11:25 Pick up AM K children Wilson School
12:00pm AM Preschool Session ends
12:00 Lunch Time
12:15pm Drop off PM Kindergarten Wilson School-ind attention/tutoring PMK students
12:30pm Nap/Quiet Time for Preschoolers
12:30– 4:30 PM PRESCHOOL/K
2:00- 2:45 Free Play
2:45- 3:15 Story Time/Group Discuss
3:00 Pick up elementary children from Wilson School for school aged after care
3:00 Hand washing/bathroom/Snack
3:15- 4:00 Academic Skills (Fine/Gross motor, Music, Art, Dramatic Play, Sensory, Math, Social/Life Skills, and Lang Arts)
3:15 Begin After School elementary program/special focus groups & Homework
4:00- 5:00 Indoor/Outdoor Play/Homework
5:00pm & on Homework/ Dinner/Free Play
*Always wait your turn*
*Raise your hand to talk*
*Help others put things away*
*Always clean up after yourself*
*Be respectful to friends & adults*
*Use your words not your hands*
*Listen when others are speaking*
Rules are met with explanation and understanding of why we have rules and why they are important.
We utilize positive reinforcement and time out as needed. Students are given three chances to comply with verbal requests or redirection with explanations along the way. (See “1-2-3 Magic” Video or book for more details). Utilizing a Student Centered Integrative (Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral) Eclectic Approach that encourages your child to take responsibility, be Independent yet cooperative, strengthening their ability to problem solve, understand, integrate skills, self sooth, raise self esteem & confidence.
If you have questions about us
Please give us a call today!
Tracie Sarkar, MA, MSW, LCSW
Erin Moss, BSED, MSW, LSW
360 Passaic Ave West Caldwell, NJ 07006US
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed