Rose Tree Day School offers flexible scheduling including half and full days as well as the availability for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. We open at 7:30 AM and close at 5:45 PM. We offer half day programs for preschoolers beginning as early as 7:30 AM in the morning until 12:30 PM. Our half day program includes a family provided lunch and a morning snack. We ask that all children arrive no later than 8:45 AM so they can benefit by entering into play before the structured part of school begins. We offer an afternoon, PA Department of Education, Kindergarten beginning at noon. Transportation from Rose Tree and Media Elementary Schools to RTDS is provided by the district.
Rose Tree Day School has three classes available for its preschool program. Our youngest class, the Cupcake Class, serves children who are 2.5 to 3 and fully potty trained. Children, not yet three, are eligible for our half day program. Our two Pre-K classes, the Little Rascals and Stars Class, serve children ages 4 and 5.
While each of our preschool classes is self-contained, the children explore other areas of the facility including the large gross motor room, two conference rooms and an all-purpose room. We also spend time outdoors in our fully-enclosed developmentally equipped playground, our gardens and playing on our lawn.
We enhance our classroom experiences with special programs. We have regularly scheduled music and gym programs along with special visitors throughout the year who enrich our learning and curriculum. We reach out to our local community and invite speakers, such as our police and firefighters in to our program on a regular basis. We have the local librarian come on a monthly basis and read to all the children in both our morning and afternoon classes.
There are many opportunities for families to participate in our program including being a parent representative on our board that meets 8 times a year.