Preschoolers

“Play is the highest form of research.” ― Albert Einstein

Preschoolers are active explorers. We carefully design each activity to accommodate for different learning styles. The learning materials are easily accessible and promote independence and self-regulation.

Preschool Schedule

Explore. Make Friends. Learn.

8:00 AM Arrival, Free Play
9:00 AM Morning exercise, Gross motor skills.
9:15 AM Breakfast
9:45 AM Learning Centers
10:30 AM Morning Meeting
10:50 AM Outdoor Play
12:00 PM Circle Time
12:15 PM Lunch
12:45 PM Book Time
1:00 PM Nap
3:00 PM Choice Time
3:45 PM Story Time
4:00 PM Snack
4:30 PM Outdoor Activities
5:30 PM Indoor Activities
6:00 PM Close

Preschool Activities

Morning Exercise:
Focusing on the gross motor skills, preschoolers hop, balance, stretch and crawl through the tunnels and over the bridges.
Circle Time:
Poems and group games are promoting language development, social skills and cooperation.
Story Time:
A fun and engaging read aloud with puppets,felt board stories and open ended questions that facilitate discussions.
Art:
Preschoolers explore a wide variety of tools and materials to create art pieces that are proudly displayed through out the classroom.
Music:
We sing, shake and wiggle to the music played by a visiting children's musician.
Other Activities:
-We explore different textures during sensory play.
-Sort and manipulate different objects as incorporate math into daily learning
-Work on fine motor skills as we play with play dough, puzzles and small manipulative .
-Learn about our community as we visit bakeries, libraries and fire houses. Interact with police officers, a dentist and a mail person as we learn about community helpers.

Preschool Curriculum

Specific topics vary from week to week at different programs.

My Family and I
My School and my Friends
My Community and Community Helpers
Letters and Sounds
Name and letters recognition
Numbers and counting up to 10
Seasons and seasonal activities
Holidays and Celebrations
The World around Me- Oceans, Forests and Sky

Preschool Discipline

Discipline is to help each child to develop the internal self-esteem and problem solving skills. The limits are set to protect and teach respect for themselves and rights of others. In a conflict situation the teacher facilitates children in resolving a conflict in a positive manner. Children learn how to share space and materials with their peers by trying different techniques- negotiating, sharing, waiting for a turn and trading.