Preschool is held from 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM. There is no extra charge for preschool.
8:30 - 9:00
Open play time. Children build social/emotional and language skills while playing.
9:00 - 10:00
Circle time starts with a good morning song, followed by calendar and ABCís. All children do a craft. Children 4 years old or older do kindergarten readiness workbooks. We cook as a class at least once a week.
Circle time activities teach children:
- To listen, sit still, and understand the spoken language.
We try to have 3-4 planned crafts a week
- To wait when others are speaking
- Help plan future activities
- How to add their own ideas to a discussion
- New vocabulary
10:00 - 10:30
AM Snack Children read as we wait for everyone to finish.
10:30 - 11:15
Outside or Large motor Play. Children play on the climbers, slides, and swings. During winter we have sleds. We play games and use our imagination.
11:30 - 11:45
TV time as we wash and prepare for lunch.
11:45 - 12:45
Children serve themselves lunch. We pass the food around and take a little of everything. Children taste everything. If they do to like it they move on to something else. Children may have more of what they like. We talk and have fun while we eat. The children enjoy cleaning up when they are done.
12:45 - 1:00
Children prepare their nap spots and get comfortable.
Craft materials are available all day long. Children color with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. They cut and glue. Stickers are in a case they can get. They write letters with pencils and pens. Paint is used with supervision.
Themes and sample projects
We read books pertaining to the weekly theme.
Paper bag pig
Toilet paper roll farmer
Paper Plate Rooster
Cook with Vegetables from garden
Make vegetable Plankton from Sponge Bob
Birds & Butterflies
Animals (3 weeks)
Childrenís name, address, phone number, & parentís names
Children love to learn about themselves. As they learn their name they begin to
understand how letters can be combined to form words.
Holidays are celebrated on a rotating basis so that 3-4 Year olds do not do the same thing every year. We try to include many cultures and ethnic themes. We invite family members to come and explain their heritage. Religion is discussed openly.
|New Years||Valentineís Day
|Marti Gras ||Ground Hogs Day
|St. Patrickís Day||Halloween
|Martin Luther King Jr.||Christmas
|Presidents Day||Plus More
Mexican - We have many Spanish language guides.
Some of our families are over seas. The children have questions.
Playing and learning will help children understand their feelings about war.
Body Parts & Care
How to Clean Up
These web pages have wonderful ideas.
www.dltk-teach.com - Has free craft and educational materials
www.first-school.ws - I use to make tracer pages for the 4 year olds.
www.preschooleducation.com - All three of these sites provide great activities and ideas.
www.abc.teach - 5000 free printable work sheets.
www.pbs.org - Ideas for fun activities. Developmental tracker, reading, and language development.
www.aplaceofourown.org - Has activities with a description of what developmental area will be improved on by doing the craft.
www.teacher.scholastic.com - Scholastic offers many great areas to explore