The preschool day offers teacher directed and child directed activities. Social development is fostered, as children are encouraged to think about consequence of behavior and alternative solutions to conflict. Daily active play gives children the chance to develop large motor skills as well as friendships.
We believe that children learn to respect others when they are treated in a respectful manor. We provide adult models who show, rather than just tell children the appropriate way of behaving. We NEVER humiliate, threaten or intimidate. We describe behaviors and reinforce appropriate ones with a smile, a hug or some other form of positive reinforcement and appreciation.
With patience, firmness, humor and warmth adults can guide children through many rough spots, reducing power struggles and avoiding conflicts of will.
Preschool Room Schedule
7:00 - 9:00 - Arrival (Free play. All centers open.)
9:00 - Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 - Circle Time! (Names, spelling, calendar, weather, topic of the week and story time)
10:00 - 10:30 - Learning Activities (arts and crafts, fine motor activities, letter of the week, numbers, counting, matching etc...)
11:00 - 11:45 - Clean Up/ Lunch (Family Style)
11:45 - 2:15 - Quiet Time/Nap Time
2:15 - 2:45 - Quiet Time/ Clean up from nap
2:45 - 3:00 - Afternoon Snack
3:00 - 4:00 - Gross Motor Activities (Music and movement, outdoor play)
4:00 - 5:30 - Free Play/Afternoon Story Time/Dismissal