Our Days at Preschool
From morning meeting to good-bye song, your child's day will be filled with creativity, learning, and love. Arrival time through centers time, snack time, enrichment activities and playground time, your child will be constantly engaged in their day. Daily routines help children become more independent with each passing year.
Using whatever arrival method you've chosen, carpool or walk-in, students will be greeted by a teacher as they are walked into school or their classroom. Children hang up their bags and wash their hands before beginning their day. While some classes sign in using a "question of the day," others encourage handwriting practice through a traditional sign in. Regardless the method, children are welcomed back each day with a smile and a familiar routine.
Children choose from a variety of centers, including arts & writing, blocks, a book nook, science, fine motor skills, sensory table, dress-up costumes, housekeeping, listening center, puzzles, and more. Teachers also use this time to work with children individually and in small groups.
During Circle Time teachers lead the children in songs, rhymes, literacy activities, math games, and reading aloud of classic children’s literature. Children are actively involved in their learning, taking turns moving felt board characters for a story, “jumping” the number of days in the month, graphing a favorite flavor of ice cream, or telling friends about a special object brought for show and tell.
Our preschoolers need constant fuel to feed their small but active and growing bodies. Snack time, half-way through our day, is a staple for their routine. When thinking about snacks to pack, make sure to pack foods that will keep their tummies full until lunchtime.
food gives you a strong heart
ORANGE food helps you see in the dark
YELLOW food helps you heal your ouchies
GREEN food helps you fight bugs & germs
food gives you a strong brain
Along with a regular daily schedule, children enjoy a variety of resources that supplement their learning. Our 3s and 4s classes enjoy Chapel every 2 weeks, led by Reverend Ben. Monthly social & emotional lessons are given to our 3s and 4s classes by Mighty Megan, our trained guidance counselor. As a highlight each week, classes visit the Studio with Miss Anne for music & movement lessons. Art lessons are taught monthly by our Director, Mrs. Taylor, a National Board Certified Teacher of Art. Lastly, coming this year, we are providing Physical Education sessions for our 3s and 4s to help get those wiggles out!
Group Time will vary from day to day; this time might include an art project, a science experiment, a dramatic re-enactment of a story, a cooking project, a gardening project, and so much more. Our teachers love to share high quality children's literature with their classes, and these works are often the springboard for the whole group lesson.
We use our outdoor campus as much as possible. This dedicated outdoor play time will often take place on our large, shaded playground, but classes also participate in parachute games, relay races, obstacle courses, or choose to take a nature hike or play in our Outdoor Classroom. In inclement weather, children engage in active play in the Rain Room, our indoor play space.