3.5 – 5 years old
What makes preschool fun? What makes a child want to learn? It is a program like ours! Our safe and enriching program focuses on all aspects of creative learning. Hands on activities encompass exciting weekly/monthly themes which include nutrition, cooking, holidays, dinosaurs and safety, to name just a few.
The preschoolers rotate to a variety of learning centers which offer items to help stimulate young imaginative minds. Literacy skills are furthered with the letter of the week, creative writing and circle time readings.
Calendar time introduces them to the days of the week and the months of the year. Patterns, graphing, simple math and science activities are included during centers and small group activities.
Music, movement, and playground times are a favorite part of each day. The children’s art is proudly displayed around the room. Fine motor skills are used daily as they participate in themed take home projects. Their individuality is appreciated and their achievements are applauded.
Positive discipline methods are used. Preparing these young minds for kindergarten is a primary goal of the teachers as they encourage verbal skills, teach self-help skills and promote self-assurance.
PRESCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULE
7:30 – 10:00 am Arrival, Exploration of Materials (Centers)
8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am – 10:20 am: Whole Group Meeting
10:20 – 11:30 am Small Group Activities
11:30 am – 12:00pm Outside Play / Gross Motor Activities
12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 pm Brushing Teeth/ Restroom Break / Story
1:00 – 3:00 pm Rest/ Nap Time
2:00 – 3:15 pm Restroom Break/ Activities for Non-nappers
3:15 – 3:30 pm Snack
3:30 – 3:45 pm Whole Group Activity
3:45 – 4:00 pm Afternoon Meeting
4:00 – 4:45 pm Free Play/ Exploration of Materials/ PM Activity
4:45 – 5:15 pm Outside Play/ Gross Motor Activities
5:15 – 5:30 pm Quiet Activity/ Story Time / Departure