Early Learning Program Details

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Program Details

  • For Fall 2018 admissions, all children must be three in Pre-K1 by the first day of school and four in Pre-K2 by September 30, 2018. If your child has a birthdate after September 30, please contact Admissions by e-mail or call 703.854.1253 to discuss options. 
  • For the 2017-18 school year, our Pre-K1 and Pre-K2 classes are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM. We do not offer partial days; students must enroll for the full day. Start/end times for the 2018-19 school year may change. For more details, please contact Admissions. 
  • We offer Early Bird care from 7:00 AM–8:30 AM, Monday through Friday.
  • We offer Late Bird care from 3:30 PM–6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Each class has two full-time teachers in the classroom.
  • Special classes in Mandarin, Music, Drama, and STEM Discovery will be taught once a week.

A Day in the Life

Our daily schedule for the Pre-K1 and Pre-K2 classes consists of learning blocks that are 25 or 30 minutes long. A sample daily schedule is below. 

  • Morning Meeting and Calendar
  • Math Discovery
  • Outdoor/Indoor Play and Snack
  • Creative Writing
  • Movement 
  • Language & Literacy
  • READ
  • Lunch and Outdoor Play
  • Nap or Quiet Play Time & Snack
  • Free choice
  • One specialist-led class: Art, Music, Drama, Mandarin, STEM Discovery (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
  • World Discovery
  • Recess (2 times per day)
  • Goodbye and Transition to Late Bird

Our Schoolhouse

In our Early Learning Program, children have access to an outside play area, indoor play area, and several unique spaces for specialist-led classes.

For more information about the BASIS Independent Early Learning Program, please email mclean-admissions@basisindependent.com or call (703) 854-1253.