Preschool of the Arts opens for its inaugural year

What you sow into a child at a young age will have an effect on their future. That is what Ettie Zaklos, founder of the Preschool of the Arts, believes to be true.

The new preschool opened to the public for the first time this school year. Zaklos, along with the staff at the preschool, are excited to bring an impacting, effective learning environment to the children attending.

The Preschool of the Arts offers many programs including science, math, social studies, literacy and the arts. The preschool has opened with two classes and has 25 children enrolled. Each classroom is separated by age. There are two state-of-the-art classrooms, as well as a full art studio, a computer lab, a room for gymnastics, and in each loft there is a reading section for the children. Zaklos said that all students will be ready for kindergarten after they have attended the Preschool of the Arts.

Preschool of the Arts focuses on each student’s experience through learning, improvement on decision making and also on the process of how each child creates their artwork. Sending your child away to preschool can be difficult, but the loving staff at Preschool of the Arts is aimed at making each child feel special and secure. The preschool has two main teachers, an assistant, a music teacher and an instructor for gym.

“The staff is experienced and will be at the needs for each child,” Zaklos said.

The curriculum offered at the Preschool of the Arts is based on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. With the assurance of the preschool having licensed programs, “parents can expect a well-balanced program for embracing bringing out the best in each child,” Zaklos said.

“We encourage potential families to take a private tour,” Zaklos said. As for accepting students into the preschool, “the process is simple, fill out the forms and send them in.” Parents have two options for enrolling their children: half day schedules are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a full day is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; extended care is available for children upon request.

“We are very excited and plan to grow and meet the needs of the children in the community,” Zaklos said.

Preschool of the Arts is located at 1789 Mandarin Road and to set up a tour, parents can call (239) 263-2620 or to find out more about the preschool visit the website at www.naplespreschoolofthearts.com.

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