Early Preschool

The weekly themes in the early preschool room promote independence through child centered and teacher directed activities throughout the day. Self-help skills such as eating skills, potty training, hand washing, and independently cleaning up are among the skills further developed in this room. We will also diligently work on potty training in this classroom (with help from parents) to help our friends be adequately prepared for their transition into our preschool classroom.

The early preschool program introduces students to circle time activities including calendar, weather, counting, story time and songs. We also begin working on pre-writing and early literacy skills by engaging the children in hands-on and fun activities. More age appropriate activities in this classroom promote taking turns, cooperating, sharing and expressing feelings in the appropriate manner.

EARLY PRESCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30 – 10:00 am: Arrival, Exploration of Materials (Centers)

8:30 – 9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am: Diaper Check/ Potty Training

10:00 – 10:15 am: Morning Meeting

10:15 – 10:30 am: Story Time

10:30 – 11:00 am: Small Groups

11:00 – 11:30 am: Outside Play/ Gross Motor Activities

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Diaper Check/ Potty Training, Brushing Teeth

12:30 – 12:45 pm: Story Time

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Nap

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Activities for Non-nappers, Diaper Check/ Potty Training

3:00 – 3:30 pm: Snack

3:30 – 3:45 pm: Afternoon Meeting

3:45 – 4:00 pm: Music Time

4:00 – 4:30 pm: Outside Play/ Gross Motor Activities

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Exploration of Materials (Centers)/ Afternoon Project

5:00 pm: Diaper Check/ Potty Training

5:15 – 5:30 pm: Quiet Activities – Departure