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!

 
Explorers Academy Preschool

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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Tuition Spring 2022 (January-May)

Your tuition for each child for the Spring 2022 semester (January-May) is represented in the table based on your enrollment schedule. Explorers welcomes all of our families to enroll in the Explorers Flex-Pay Plan, which breaks your tuition fee into 5 equal payments from January through May of Spring 2022 semester. Tuition fees are due in full at enrollment unless you enroll in our extended payment system. A 5% discount will be applied to all families who pay their tuition in full.  Deposits are due on December 15, 2021 (or upon enrollment). Scholarship applications available upon request.

 

Tuition & Fees 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 $75 Materials Fee is due by December 15, 2021. For registrants who enroll at any time after December 15th, the materials fee is due upon registration.

 

Your annual tuition for each child for the contracted school year is represented in the table below based on your enrollment schedule. Tuition fees are due in full by May 1st in advance of the August start date of your contracted school year unless you enroll in our extended payment system, the Explorers Flex-Pay Plan. A 5% discount will be applied to all families who pay their annual tuition in full. Explorers welcomes all of our families to enroll in the Explorers Flex-Pay Plan, which breaks your tuition fee into 12 equal payments from May through April of your contracted school year. Scholarship applications available upon request.

 

Tuition & Fees 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 $150 Materials Fee is due by May 1st in advance of the upcoming school year.  For registrants who enroll at any time after May 1st, the materials fee is due upon registration.

Tuition 2022/2023

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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

 

Important Dates foR School Years