Explorers Academy Preschool

CURRICULUM

Our curriculum is inspired by the Interdisciplinary Units of Study, created by the Division of Early Childhood Education.  This curriculum focuses on the meaningful experiences of children and learning through all domains (cognitive, social-emotional, communication, physical, and adaptive) using developmentally appropriate practice. Our children enjoy learning about their neighborhood, nature, art, and technology simultaneously with traditional math, science, reading, writing, and social studies concepts.  In this way, learning new or building upon previous concepts can be achieved in a playful manner.

 

We serve delicious, wholesome and healthful snacks and meals to the children in our care who deserve the absolute best in nutrition. Our meals are free from GMOs and can be prepared upon request to be free of common allergens including dairy, nuts and sesame. We can also accommodate vegan and vegetarian dietary requirements.

After their time with us our children move on easily to private schools and a wide variety of charter schools.

Explorers
Academy preschool tour

Book a convenient date and join us for a tour of our preschool! Your family members are welcome to attend. Virtual tours available upon request. 

 

Duration 1HR

We work with our families to ensure admissions goals for their desired programs, and both parents and elementary school directors express that our preschoolers arrive more than ready for the first day of their program. We are well versed in the readiness requirements for Gifted & Talented testing, admissions requirements, and the STEM and CORE program requirements for public school and charter school programs.

Preschool highlights:

 

  • Engaging creative curriculum to engage each individual child.

  • Added enrichment including yoga, music, and creative movement.

  • Monthly family events and seasonal celebrations

  • Flexible extended evening and weekend childcare package for each student (easily transferable to siblings)

  • Wholesome meals and snacks

  • Flexible summer extension camp - register only for the weeks you need!

 

Enroll in Spring 2022 semester today and get 2 complimentary weeks of summer camp!

 

Admission

Explorers Academy Preschool admits students on a first come first serve basis. After sorting our applications in order of receipt, we then process our applications to ensure that our program is inclusive, caters to a diverse group of families who can enrich our preschool program with their family's varied and unique cultural backgrounds, and provides need-based scholarships for families who require financial assistance. Parents are eligible to submit an application or request for scholarship immediately after attending any of our calendared preschool tours. 

7-Step Admissions Process

Step 1   Attend a tour or an information session

Step 2   Apply via our online application

Step 3   Confirm your offer of acceptance notification from Director

Step 4   Pay initial, non-refundable tuition payment  (10% of annual tuition fees)

Step 5   Complete your parent meeting and receive required paperwork

Step 6   Submit Explorers Flex-Pay Form or submit full tuition payment

Step 7   Submit all required paperwork and start school!

Explorers Academy Preschool, Greenville SC
 
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Our families have many options when enrolling in Explorers Academy Preschool. You may enroll your child Full-time (Mon-Fri), Part-time w/ 3 days a week (Mon/Wed/Fri), or Part-time w/ 2 days a week (Tue/Thu). You will also have the option of enrolling with or without an Extended Day Schedule. Drop off begins at 7am Monday thru Friday. Pick-up for Extended Day Schedules is at 5:30pm, while pick-up for those not enrolled in Extended Day is at 3:30pm.

 

Your tuition for each child for Spring + Summer 2022 is represented in the table based on your enrollment schedule. Tuition may be paid in full (with a 5% discount applied) or using the Explorers Flex-Pay Plan. Explorers welcomes all of our families to enroll in the Explorers Flex-Pay Plan, which breaks your tuition fee into a 10% deposit followed by equal monthly payments throughout the attendance session. Tuition fees in full or the 10% deposits are due on December 15, 2021 (or upon enrollment) along with the materials fee. Scholarship applications are available upon request.

When enrolling in the Spring + Summer 2022 session, you have the option of adding on the Summer semester at a significantly discounted rate, guaranteeing your child’s spot in our Summer semester.

 

Tuition costs include the following:

  • Annual program attendance for your registered schedule

  • Program extracurricular enrichment classes

  • Community events and activities

  • All meals and snacks

 

Materials Fee: The Materials Fee ($75 for Spring/$25 for Summer) is due by December 15, 2021. For registrants who enroll at any time after December 15th, the materials fee is due upon registration. This fee is combined with the deposit in the tuition table as a single fee. If paying in full, this will be paid with tuition.

Tuition 2022 Spring + SUMMER
(January-august)

Tuition 2022/2023
(fall '22 - summer '23)

Your annual tuition for each child for the contracted school year is represented in the table based on your enrollment schedule. Tuition may be paid in full (with a 5% discount applied) or using the Explorers Flex-Pay Plan. Explorers welcomes all of our families to enroll in the Explorers Flex-Pay Plan, which breaks your tuition fee into a 10% deposit followed by equal monthly payments throughout the attendance session. Tuition fees in full or the deposits are due on June 1, 2022 (or upon enrollment) along with the materials fee, with the option of dividing payments between June 15 & July 15th for those enrolling in the Flex-Pay Plan (½ deposit + materials fee 6/15/21 and ½ deposit 7/15/21). Returning families have further options for deposit payment. Scholarship applications are available upon request.

When enrolling in the 2022-2023 session, you have the option of adding on the Summer semester at a significantly discounted rate, guaranteeing your child’s spot in our Summer semester.

 

Tuition costs include the following:

  • Annual program attendance for your registered schedule

  • Program extracurricular enrichment classes

  • Community events and activities

  • All meals and snacks

 

Materials Fee: The annual Materials Fee ($150 for academic year/$25 for Summer) is due by June 1st in advance of the upcoming school year.  For registrants who enroll at any time after June 1st, the fee is due upon registration. This fee is combined with the deposit in the tuition table as a single fee. If paying in full, this will be paid with tuition.

 
Explorers Academy Preschool, Greenville SC

SAMPLE
WEEKLY
MENU

Our healthy and nutritious meals and snacks can be prepared upon request to be free of common allergens including dairy, nuts and sesame. We can also accommodate vegan and vegetarian dietary requirements. The menu is designed using a whole-foods approach to meal-planning.  Our food is served on sustainable, compostable 100% sugar cane fiber tableware.​ 

Monday

 

Breakfast

Egg and cheese wraps with fresh fruit

 

Lunch

Organic mild jerk chicken bites, rice & peas, and fresh mango

 

Snack

Organic milk, whole grain organic graham crackers, and clementines

Tuesday

 

Breakfast

Mini bagels with cream cheese and bananas

 

Lunch

Salmon or tofu onigiri in fun animal shapes and steamed edamame 

 

Snack

Baby carrots with ranch dip and popcorn

​Wednesday

 

Breakfast

Cinnamon and apple oatmeal with fresh fruit

 

Lunch

Penne with marinara sauce and fresh parmesan and steamed veggies

 

Snack

Pretzel sticks with hummus and organic grapes

Thursday

 

Breakfast

Assorted cereals with organic milk and fresh fruit

 

Lunch

Sunbutter & jam sandwiches with Chef's Soup of the Day

 

Snack

Organic blue corn tortillas with salsa

Friday

 

Breakfast

Waffles with maple syrup and turkey sausage 

 

Lunch

Black beans & rice, maduros, guacamole, and Brazilian cheese bread

 

Snack

Friday's Farm Pick! & rice cakes with drizzled honey

 

7:00AM     Early Drop-Off Begins

8:00AM     Breakfast

8:30AM     Opening Community Circle

9:00AM     Centers/Small Groups

10:00AM   Morning Snack 

10:30AM   Nature Discovery/ Outdoor Play

11:00AM   Global Arts & Play Time

11:30AM   Lunch

12:00PM   Rest Time

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Daily Schedule

2:00PM     Afternoon Snack

2:30PM     STEAM Experience

3:00PM     Closing Community Circle

3:30PM     Outdoor Play/Early Pick-Up

4:00PM     Extended Day Centers

4:30PM     Extended Day Snack

5:00PM     Outdoor Play/Late Pick-Up/ Storytime

5:30PM     Close of Day

 

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