The Side by Side program provides an introduction to preschool for very young children accompanied by an adult. Skilled Early Childhood educators guide the children through small group play, art activities and a circle time with songs and stories. The leisurely pace offers plenty of time for exploration, socialization and looking out at the city from the windows of one of Weekday’s large, beautifully equipped classrooms. The program is specially designed for families who want to remain side by side with their children while providing a social and experiential foundation in a school setting. While the children are playing, the adults have an opportunity to observe and discuss methods for helping children manage typical classroom situations such as sharing space and materials, taking turns and sitting quietly for a story.