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Ages of Children Served

How old are the children enrolled in the programs and when do they attend?

Our children enrolled at the Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education range in age from 15 months to 6 years old.

We have two classrooms for toddler-aged children, one for toddlers ranging in age from 15 months to 23 months and one for toddlers ranging in age from 24 months to 36 months.

We have four classrooms for preschoolers, two for preschoolers ranging in age from 3 to 4 years old and two for preschoolers ranging in age from 4 to 5 years old.

We have one classroom for kindergarteners ranging in age from 5 to 6 years old.

The Fishback Center follows the SDSU Academic Calendar and takes SDSU holidays and spring break time. The SDSU Toddler and Preschool Programs attend during the fall and spring semester with about 2 weeks at the beginning of the semester set aside for home visits and the SDSU Kindergarten begins when classes begin and ends at the end of May interim with home visits occurring about two weeks after school begins.

SDSU Toddler Program

Our Younger Toddler Program is held two mornings a week and has 10 toddlers enrolled in it. The Younger Toddler Program is from 8:15-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Our Older Toddler Program is held two mornings a week and has 12 toddlers enrolled in it. The Older Toddler Program is from 8:15-10:30 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

SDSU Preschool Program

Our 3 and 4-Year-Old Programs are held four mornings or four afternoons a week and has 17 preschoolers enrolled in each program. The 3 and 4-Year-Old Morning Program is from 8:15-10:30 a.m. on Monday through Thursday mornings. The 3 and 4-Year-Old Afternoon Program is from 1-3:15 p.m. on Monday through Thursday afternoons.

Our 4 and 5-Year-Old Programs are held four mornings or four afternoons a week and has 19 preschoolers enrolled in each program. The 4 and 5-Year-Old Morning Program is from 8:15-10:30 a.m. on Monday through Thursday mornings. The 4 and 5-Year-Old Afternoon Program is from 1-3:15 p.m. on Monday through Thursday afternoons.

SDSU Kindergarten Program

Our Kindergarten Program is held four days a week (Mondays through Thursdays) and has 22 kindergarteners enrolled in it. It is a collaborative program with the Brookings School District. The SDSU Kindergarten Program is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays.

SDSU Out of School Time Program

Our Out of School Time (OST) Program is available for kindergarteners enrolled in the SDSU Kindergarten Program and their elementary-aged siblings. The number of children enrolled in this program varies and is reflected in family needs for extended care. The capacity is the same as the SDSU Kindergarten Program. The SDSU Out of School Time Program is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday mornings, 2:15-5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday afternoons, and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.