Our Program

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The Reading Barn enrolls children from the pre-kindergarten level (who have completed preschool) through grade five. The objective is to offer a comprehensive educational tutoring experience in a relaxed, fun-filled environment and to ingrain a love of learning.

Each child receives a custom-designed individual educational plan based upon a parent conference and an evaluation from a classroom teacher. Students are then enrolled for enrichment, remediation, or maintenance of academic skills.  Your child’s plan will address the following needs according to his or her requirements:

  • An enrichment program for the gifted
  • Special needs including dyslexia, ADD, ADHD (please note, special needs children are eligible for reduced rates)
  • Maintenance of grade level skills

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Every student receives forty-five minutes each of reading, creative writing or math, and creative arts instruction daily. Each week academic and arts-related activities revolve around a theme. For example, if the theme is wildlife, student projects and assignments would address animals. In addition, a visiting zookeeper or veterinarian would present to students and their families on Thursdays.

Hours of Operation

The Reading Barn operates Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The 2019 five week summer program begins after the Fourth of July.

Please note, this year, the first two days of the program will be Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday July 10. We resume our normal Monday to Thursday schedule the following week. The session will end on Thursday, August 8.

Sample Schedule

9:30-9:45 – Assembly
9:45-10:30 – Reading
10:30-10:45 – Snack Time
10:45-11:30 – Creative Writing or Math
11:30-12:15 – Creative Arts
12:15-12:30 – Clean Up
12:30 – Dismissal

Note: On Thursdays periods are shortened to 30 minutes to accommodate that week’s special presentation. On occasion, parents and family are invited.

Duration
The Reading Barn is a five week program designed to reinforce reading, writing and math skills. If your child has academic challenges, it is highly recommended that he or she attend for the entire duration. Students enrolled for enrichment could be considered for one week of absence or an alternative schedule.