Preschool Program

Preschool Program

We are the school with the pool!

Kindergarten Enrichment Program is designed to meet the needs of working parents and to complement the Salem School District’s Kindergarten program. We provide early morning care, transportation and after school care. Snow day and vacation day care is available to participants of this program! Please contact Cynthia McKeon for more information.

Extended Day Program offers those students either in the afternoon or full-day public kindergarten care until 6PM. We provide transportation and offer a fun, safe environment inclusive of our new drama program The Positive Players.

The Salem Boys and Girls Club Preschool is a non-profit preschool serving children 3-6 years of age, and is licensed by the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Welfare.

Each pre-k and kindergarten class has a maximum of 16 children for a teacher/child ratio of 1:8. The nursery class has a ratio of 1:7. This low ratio allows us to give your child the individual attention he or she deserves.
Because our class sizes are small, enrollment fills quickly. Please stop by the front office, call Cynthia McKeon our Preschool Coordinator - 603-898-7709 x33 or e-mail her at cmckeon@salembgc.org for more information.

Registration & Forms

Download the 2017-2018 registration form here.

Programs

Subject to Change

Nursery

All children entering this program must be 3 years old by September 30th. Our Nursery class is offered twice weekly on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. The curriculum includes opportunities for social interaction with an emphasis on learning through play. There will be periodic “Family Fun Swims” throughout the year.

Pre-Kindergarten

Now including swim lessons!

All children entering this program must be 4 years old by September 30th. We offer both part-day and full-day programs with emphasis given to developing motor skills, language arts, and science and math activities. The curriculum includes a weekly, forty-five minute swimming lesson as well as fitness and yoga instruction. There will be periodic field trips throughout the year.

Kindergarten

All children entering this program must be 5 years old by September 30th. We offer both part-day and full-day Kindergarten. We provide an active learning environment that encourages social development, creativity and independence. Our strong language arts, science and math programs address the needs of all children as we account for their individuality and different developmental stages. The curriculum includes a weekly, forty-five minute swimming lesson as well as fitness and yoga instruction. There will be periodic field trips throughout the year.

Preschool Aquatics

Nursery Fun Swims

The goal of the Pre-K aquatic program is to acclimatize the child to the aquatic environment. It is known that children who feel comfortable in the water are much more teachable than the apprehensive or frightened child . Therefore, the purpose of this program is to aid the child in feeling comfortable in the water so that they can be more easily taught to swim. Family members are encouraged to participate.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Swim Lessons

Characteristics:
  1. 45-minute sessions.
  2. 8 to 1 ratio, with two groups divided according to ability and experience.
  3. Children learn stroke development by wearing flotation devices.
  4. Shallow water skills without flotation device.
  5. “Free Play” time.
Objectives:
  1. Proper pool etiquette.
  2. Respect for water and other swimmers.
  3. Become water adjusted and comfortable.
  4. Water survival techniques.
  5. Building confidence through knowledge of swim skills.
  6. Control and coordination of whole body.
  7. Exercise and endurance.
  8. To swim in deep water without a flotation device.
Curriculum:
  1. Front crawl with rotary breathing
  2. Breast Stroke
  3. Butterfly with breathing
  4. Elementary Backstroke
  5. Back Crawl
  6. Back & Front Floats
  7. Underwater Swimming
  8. Pencil Jumps & Dives
  9. Treading Water
  10. Basic water safety rescues
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