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Pre-school Room  (room capacity: 24 - age ratio: 1-8 - age 2.5 - 3.8)


We have 3 Pre-school rooms which are cheerful, happy places. Through age appropriate, interactive and individual activities children build confidence and self esteem. They are provided opportunities to develop appropriate social skills and encouraged positive self-expression in preparation for success in kindergarten.

During the play/learning times, the teachers will circulate the room observing children and joining in their play. The teachers will periodically sit with a small group of children to complete a teacher-directed activity.

Daily Activities include:

  • Music and Movement
  • Gross motor play
  • Sensory play
  • Block play
  • Dramatic play
  • Nature and Science exploration
  • Creative Art
  • Outdoor play

Learning Centers include:

  • Table toys
  • Reading center
  • Cognitive Enhancement (Jolly Phonics, Memory games, Color/Number Recognition)

Daily Schedule (sample, subject to change)

7:00 - 8:30 am

Snack time, Free Play

8:45 - 9:45 am

Outdoor Play

9:45 - 10:45 am

Bathroom routine, Mini Phonics/Creative

10:45 - 11:30 am

Bathroom routine, Lunch time

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Sleep/Quiet time

2:15 - 3:15 pm

Snack time, Bathroom routine, Free Play

3:15 - 4:15 pm

Outdoor Play

4:15 - 5:00 pm

Bathroom routine, Free Play (Mini Phonics, Creative)

5:00 - 5:30 pm

Circle time (songs, story time, games)

5:30 - 5:45 pm

Tidy-up time, Get Ready for Home

6:00 pm

Home time

 

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