Rye Country Day Offers a NEW
Pre-K/Kindergarten Program for the 2014-15 School Year.
Every year we are approached by a handful of parents who feel
their children “might” not be quite ready for Kindergarten. We
have always told parents if they are unsure then a “watchful
approach” is appropriate. Children can often have bursts of
growth and development that surprise us all! By offering a
combination Pre-K/Kindergarten class parents can have the
option to watch the development of their child throughout the
year and make an informed decision as their child moves forward.
By the spring it is usually very clear whether a child is ready
to move forward to first grade. We provide a unique program that
supports both the inquisitive and playful side of our five year
olds. Our Pre-K/Kindergarten program is creative,
rigorous, developmentally appropriate and celebrates the
strengths of each student. We provide the children with an
integrated approach in math, science, reading, writing,
geography, art, music, yoga, sign language and Spanish. Children
also have many opportunities to grow socially and emotionally
with a community of learners who are actively engaged with one
another. Here at Rye Country Day School, children are inspired
to be life long learners!
We are also offering this program to children who will be 5
years old by December 31st, with the understanding that your
child would be transitioning to Kindergarten (public or
private), the following year.
If you're interested in signing up or have any questions, please
give us a call at (603) 964-4066.
About Rye Country Day School (located in Rye, NH)
Katherine Hodgeman, owner and director of Rye Country Day
School, has been offering quality early childhood education to
the Seacoast Community for 36 years. Kathy opened her first
school, Sunshine and Buttercups, on Central Road in Rye in 1974.
As the needs of the community grew, Kathy opened Rye Country Day
School at 1245 Washington Road, Rye, in 1992, operating both
schools until 2004 when they integrated together into one
facility at Washington Road in Rye. Rye Country Day School has
been accredited by the National Association for the Education of
Young children since 1997.
Built on four acres of meadow land, this spacious building
houses several classrooms which are both self contained and
fully integrated, providing an expansive and creative
At Rye Country Day School children will enjoy active play areas
both indoors and out. Bright and cheerful play structures sit on
an open expanse of field. Wooded areas nearby promise guided
nature exploration. Indoors, the large, carpeted recreation room
is a welcome addition especially in inclement weather. Here
children will participate in active indoor play, movement, art,
music and dance.
At Rye Country Day School, children, parents, and teachers enjoy
the pleasure of playing, working, communicating, problem
solving, serving, exploring, inventing, and building a stronger
community. Together we strive to make sense of our world and
discover ways we can contribute to make it better with respect,
acceptance, and friendship.
At Rye Country Day we provide a
learning community for children and adults: a place where
children are valued for their ability to do meaningful work,
their wonder and curiosity, their perspectives, and their
ability to play; a place where families are valued for their
bonds and traditions, their commitment to work, home, and
community, and their dreams for their children; a place where
staff are valued for their vision, their delight in children,
their skill, heart, and knowledge, a commitment to families, and
an ability to play. We cherish what we learn from each other.
MISSION, VISION and PHILOSOPHY:
(Read our Complete Mission, Vision
and Philosophy Here)
To provide excellence in family focused Early Childhood
To facilitate the growth and development of each child while
building a community of learners: Teachers, Children, Parents,
To develop a strong administrative staff that will continue to
inspire excellence and encourage teachers to take risks as they
grow in their knowledge of the young child. They will provide
opportunities for teachers to collaborate with other early
To develop a cohesive team that continues to grow in their
knowledge and understanding of young children. A collaborative
team that strives to bring the best in early childhood education
to children and their families.
To focus on communications between school and home. To provide
opportunities for parents to be active participants so they
become an intricate part of their child's education. To commit
to family education so parents will have the tools to become
strong advocates for their children.
To continue our community outreach by offering workshops for
parents and teachers, providing opportunities for community
service, maintaining open communication with area schools,
growing in our model of inclusion and hosting events for
(Our Center is accredited by the National Association for the
Education of Young Children)