Our Classes

All Dulin classes have one teacher and one parent helper assigned to each class. Children must reach the appropriate age for a class on or before September 30 of the current school year. Our school year runs from the second week of September through the end of May (Memorial Day), and we follow the vacation schedule and cancellation policies of Fairfax County Public Schools.


Class Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM BEARS:  2s  9:30AM-12PM 9:30AM-12PM
PM BEARS:  2s 12:30PM – 3PM 12:30PM – 3PM
OWLS: Younger 3s 9:30AM-12PM 9:30AM-12PM 9:30AM-12PM
FROGS:  Pre-K 4s & Older 3s* 9:30AM-12PM 9:30AM-12PM 9:30AM-12PM 9:30AM-12PM
FOXES: Pre-K 4s & Older 3s* 9:30AM-12PM 9:30AM-12PM 9:30AM-12PM 9:30AM-12PM

*The Frogs & Foxes classes include rising kindergartners and some older 3 year olds.


Which class
will my child be in?

 

BEARS: 2s

Our AM BEARS class meets in the morning and our PM BEARS class meets in the afternoon.  Each class has approximately 8 children. Children must reach the age of 2 years on or before September 30 of the current school year.

 

OWLS: Younger 3s

Our OWLS  generally turn 3 years old during the preceding spring or summer. The OWLS class has approximately 12 children.

 

 FROGS: 4s & Older 3s

Our FROGS class is a Pre-K class consisting of 4 year olds who will be attending kindergarten the following year and older 3 year olds. The FROGS class has approximately 14 children.

 

 FOXES: 4s & Older 3s

Our FOXES class is a Pre-K class consisting of 4 year olds who will be attending kindergarten the following year and older 3 year olds. The FOXES class has approximately 14 children.


Special Programs

Music

Our music teacher visits all of our classes, introducing them to age-appropriate musical concepts and instruments via dancing, singing, stomping, marching, and playing.


Science

Children in the OWLS, FROGS and FOXES participate in science class with a specialized science instructor. During science class, the children get hands-on lessons about scientific topics of interest to this age group; for example, animals, the solar system, dinosaurs, nutrition, plants, and magnets.


Optional Programs

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch is an optional extended day for children enrolled in the OWLS, FROGS & FOXES. The children in Lunch Bunch see friends in other classes, eat their home-brought lunches as a group, and have the opportunity for additional outdoor or Rainy Day Room play.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. one or more afternoons per week
(may vary from year to year)


Enrichment

Enrichment is an optional extended day for children eligible to enter kindergarten the following year.

Noon – 2:30 p.m. one afternoon per week
(may vary from year to year)