A positive learning environment is key for supporting children through their first introduction to school. At CHUP we take great care to provide both a quality setting for learning and curriculum based in research and best practice.
Classes are offered for three and four year old children, in both morning and afternoon sessions. Please note that if there are not enough children enrolled, we cannot offer an afternoon class. CHUP follows the Dearborn schools calendar, and in most cases, if the Dearborn schools are closed (snow days, holidays, etc.), CHUP is closed as well. Since we have a lot of families commuting from out of town, we do have our own snow policy and will sometimes close when Dearborn Public school is not.
Fridays from 9:30 AM to 10:30. Fall Semester runs October through December. Spring semester runs February through April.
Our Parent-Tot Program is taught by Mrs. Hadley. Tuition is $100 per semester (12 weeks). Toddlers and their parent will have the opportunity to engage in free play, story time, art exploration, and moving to music.
Three Year Olds
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM & Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. September through May.
Led by Mrs. Margaret Hadley, the three’s class provides a smooth transition from home to school and an introduction to group activity. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, with morning session (3AM) running from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., and afternoon session (3PM) running from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Group Time (attendance, number concepts, calendar, special helper, weather)
- Free Play (children choose between activities such as play house, puppet theater, blocks, castle climber, slide climber, dress-up, craft of the day, sand table, books, etc.)
- Clean-up Time (children are actively encouraged to assist in putting away playthings
- Group Time (songs, fingerplays, stories, etc.)
- Snack (after supervised hand washing)
- Large Motor Activity (outdoors, if weather permits; if indoors, this calls for marching to music, dancing, using musical instruments, etc.)
Four Year Olds
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM. September through May.
Taught by Ms. Beth, this class encourages continued social and emotional development through group participation as children explore the world around them. The typical day for Four’s follows the structure of the Three’s, with additional concepts introduced in literacy, math, Spanish, science, and the introduction to eating a packed lunch away from home. Every Wednesday the Four’s enjoy “Walkabout Wednesday”, which includes a walk outside and other fun activities. The last Friday of every month is Friday Fun Day, which involves the entire free play time outdoors.
Four Year Old Enrichment Program
Mondays & Wednesdays from 12pm to 1:30pm. The class runs October through May.
Tuition for the class is $65 per month (8 payments total). The program can be added to the morning session for a longer day or students can enroll in only the enrichment afternoon session.
This class will focus on the following areas:
• Social & Emotional: Identify and express emotions, communicate thoughts and
ideas, follow rules and take turns
• Fine & Gross Motor: Improve pencil grasp, develop scissor skills, boost
dexterity and small muscle strength, enhance overall balance and coordination
• Literacy: Develop phonological skills, enhance phonemic awareness, improve
alphabetic knowledge, increase vocabulary, practice early writing skills
• Mathematics & Science: Count using 1-1 correspondence, find and create patterns,
name and describe basic shapes, identify written numbers, use measuring tools,
classify objects by physical properties, make predictions, observe and draw.
Children have access to three rooms of purposeful play, all geared to encourage problem-solving through imaginative play and creation.
The Quiet Room
Stocked with manipulatives, games, puzzles, Legos, a variety of small toys, fish tank and train table, the Quiet Room invites children to narrate, build, analyze solutions and cooperate with others.
The Active Room
This space provides preschoolers a chance to move and interact with each other while trying out a variety of real world scenarios by providing dress-up clothes, large blocks, city center with a store, play house and climber with a slide.
The Creative Room
Each day children are invited to participate in a teacher directed craft and have freedom to participate in self-directed exploration of a sand table, paints, chalkboard and play dough table. However your child best expresses his or her creativity, they will find ample opportunity to grow in their self expression and small motor skills in the Creative Room.
Learning in the Field
Typically once per month.
Previous field trip destinations have included the apple orchard, petting farm, Dearborn Fire Station, Gymnastics Academy, and bumper bowling.