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Franklin Regional High School Playschool Program

The Franklin Regional High School Playschool program is now accepting applications for the 2019 fall session.  Playschool is a preschool age play program that is open to any child who is 3, 4, or 5 years old.  This program serves as a learning laboratory for the Child Development II students at the high school.  It is a wonderful program where preschool-age children and high school students learn from one another.

Our emphasis for the playschool children is learning through play.  We explore large and small motor skills through a variety of activities, such as dancing and making crafts.  The children sing, listen to stories, and visit the high school library.  This program allows children to learn language skills as well as letter and word recognition.  We also have a dramatic play center where the children can use their creative imaginations.  The children participate in circle time where we dress the weather bear, say the Pledge of Allegiance, count, and learn the days of the week.  There are rotating activities for the children to do in circle time daily.  We have science and art centers along with the most popular activity, free-play, where students can explore all of the wonderful toys, games, and puzzles in our classroom.   Since we believe the best way for preschoolers to learn is through play, we do not use computers or electronic learning games.  The students will also go on a field trip to the Children’s Museum in the fall and the Pittsburgh Zoo in the spring.   

The fall and spring session will both take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:55 -10:35 am.   We limit the number of students for each day, so please sign up early.  The spring session begins Monday, October 7th.  If you need any further information about the program, please contact Sheila Connolly at 724-327-5456 X5113 or