Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a state funded program available to all four-year-olds.  It is a FREE class offered Monday through Friday from 8:45 to 12:00.  For a monthly fee, VPK students may stay for an additional period until 3:00 p.m. for those wanting to extend their learning experience.


The curriculum for our VPK groups is tailored to the developmental needs of four to five-year-olds.  The VPK curriculum introduces more advanced fields of study under the assumption that the prerequisite goals of the Preschool Program have been met. Subjects include basic math, introductory science, the arts, music, environmental issues and social studies. Children are encouraged to explore these topics with guidance and on their own.

At the core of our curriculum lies the assumption that all children are inherently inquisitive. Through appropriate stimulation and encouragement, Riviera Day School seeks to instill a love of learning in every child.

Daily Routine
A daily routine gives children comfort and stability. Knowing this, we are careful to provide a steady framework for their daily activities that nonetheless allows for spontaneous events and activities.


Class Schedules

(Schedules are subject to change, please check schedules posted in classrooms.)


Time Activity
8:45-9:10am Welcome Circle/Music and Movement
9:10-9:25am Unit Lesson
9:25-9:40am Small Group
9:40-10:45am Learning Centers: Art/Dramatic Play/Literacy/Blocks/Etc.
10:45-11:00am Clean Up/Restrooms
10:55-11:10am Snack/Books & Puzzles
11:15-11:40am Outdoor Activities/Planned Gross-Motor Activities
11:45-12:00pm Restroom/Friendship Circle/Review/Dismissal

Visit our VPK Class pages to learn more about our classes.


Froggy Four's VPK Class Page


Teddy Bear Four's VPK Class Page