Year Round Programs
Learn and Grow in our Year-Round Programs
Bar-T Thurgood Marshall offers programming designed to fit your family’s needs. Whether you have an infant or a 5th grader. Bar-T is the place to be.
Infants & Toddler (6 Weeks to 24 Months)
If your child is under 2 years old, Bar-T’s Infants and Toddlers program is right for you. With a ratio of 1 staff member to every 3 children, we are able to work with each child as an individual to help him/her be successful every day. The children work on gross motor skills (walking, throwing, sitting, rolling, etc.) and small motor skills (grasping, picking up, etc.) along with incorporating opportunities for sensory play, art activities, and play through exploration and discovery. Our staff-to-child ratio for this room is 1:3.
2 Year Olds
Planned especially for children who are becoming more active and enjoy learning through play, Bar-T’s 2 Year Old class is a great choice for your child. With lessons created based on the children’s interests, children are always engaged. This allows opportunity for developmentally appropriate growth all day long. Our staff-to-child ratio for this room is 1:6.
Pre-Kindergarten (3 and 4 Year Olds)
We currently have two separate Pre-Kindergarten classes: a classroom for the 3 year olds and a classroom for the 4 year olds.
In Pre-Kindergarten, children make new discoveries daily. They are starting to express their independence and are eager to learn and explore. While continuing to create lessons based on the children’s interests, we incorporate pre-literacy skills and math concepts. These are offered during both exploratory play and small group activities.
Bar-T brings over twenty years of Pre-Kindergarten experience to Thurgood Marshall. As 3 and 4 year olds gain more self-esteem, they are getting ready to take on the world. Pre-Kindergarten classes follow the Creative Curriculum, a MSDE-approved curriculum that is designed especially for children who will enter Kindergarten the following year. Through this, Bar-T ensures they are prepared to take on elementary school with an enhanced focus on writing, pre-reading/reading, math and science. Children are given opportunities to become problem solvers and develop a love of learning through creative approaches, self-discovery, and teacher facilitated small groups. Our staff-to-child ratio for this program is 1:10.
Before and After School “Kids Club”
Kids Club offers school-aged children the opportunity to participate in clubs and activities before and after school. Clubs and activities are built by the children for the children. Focusing on the interests of the children allows for more fun and involvement after a long day at school. With a scheduled homework time in the schedule, children are offered a time to focus and receive the support needed. Combined this gives parents a happy child who is done with their homework at pickup, allowing for more family time at home!