Group C (Age 4 by August 31) meets three times a week for 2½ hours each time. The capacity for Group C is 16 children. With Board approval, Group C sometimes has up to 18 class members. There are three working parents in this group in addition to the teacher. Our oldest class begins the day in a circle time that stretches the children’s ever-expanding attention spans. Their growing social skills are utilized in the practice of turn-taking, respectful listening, and peer acceptance. Group C participates in school-readiness center times that encompass and advance developmental goals. Also included in each school day are group times for story and music, snack, and outside play. In May, each student leaves with a portfolio representing their work throughout the year.