A child’s preschool years are a rich time of exploration, wonder, and growth. At Seneca Academy, we believe these foundational years are critical to developing young learners’ sense of independence, competence, and resilience.
The Parent’s Day Out program has two primary goals. First, the program provides parents an opportunity to leave their children for a few hours in a safe and nurturing setting on a consistent schedule every week. Our second goal is to help young children gain independence skills as they practice separating from their parents and interacting in a group setting.
During their time in Parent’s Day Out, children will experience many activities including music and movement, outdoor play, story time, and arts & crafts. The schedule of the day is designed to be responsive to the needs of children as they transition from 2-year-old toddlers to 3-year-old preschoolers. All children are encouraged to explore at their own pace and comfort level. There is a plan for each day that includes both active and quiet times, and provides the children opportunities to socialize with peers and adults. The children also enjoy a snack provided by Seneca Academy* and a lunch brought from home.
To ensure that each child receives the attention that he or she requires, our Parent’s Day Out groups typically include 12 children with 2 leaders. Parent’s Day Out leaders have training in early childhood education, as well as certification in CPR and First Aid. Most importantly, our leaders are proficient in guiding children through their first experiences in a structured group setting.
*Please contact the Seneca Academy office for our food allergy policy.
Class Options for Parent’s Day Out in 2023-2024
9:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
9:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Parent’s Day Out Admissions Procedures for New Families
We are thrilled you are interested in joining the Seneca Academy village! We welcome you to RSVP to an open house or contact our Director of Admissions to start the process for the 2023-2024 school year!
Seneca Academy offers two two-day class options to accommodate families’ schedules. We do not ask for any payment during the admissions process until registration, when the student has been assigned to a class.
Please contact our Director of Admissions, Priscella Celentano to set up an informational pre-admissions session via phone or Zoom.
Online applications are now open for 23-24! Please note that students enrolling in the Parent’s Day Out program must turn 2 years old by September 1 of the entry year.