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Preschoolers Schedule

Our primary purpose in the Preschool Room is to support a creative learning environment where your child can learn about his or her world through play. Engaging and developmentally appropriate curricula are presented with attention given to the needs and interests of individuals.

The preschool year is one of tremendous physical and emotional development. Preschool children shed their "toddler body" and begin to move in a more athletic and determined way. During this time of development children’s statements of “help me” become "I can do it" and "let me help you” declarations.

Sample Preschool Daily Schedule

Morning

  • Children engage in open-ended play activities such as blocks, math manipulatives, games, puzzles, books, sensory table, science materials, dramatic play, art and writing materials, music and movement.
  • Children engage in gross motor and nature play outside such as riding on/pushing/pulling wheeled toys, balancing and climbing, sliding, walking/running/jumping, sand play, observing and exploring nature.
  • Individual and small group activities when children move about freely, engaging in open-ended play activities. Teachers interact with children, engaging them in conversation to promote language development and to support smooth social interactions. Teachers regularly document and assess children as they play. Teachers may plan and implement special, teacher-directed activities.
  • Group Meeting: Teachers engage children in stories, songs, finger plays, music and movement activities, and group discussions. Social Studies topics are discussed.

Lunch

Afternoon

  • Rest time: teachers may put on a story tape and/or soft music and visit cots individually to quiet children and attend to their needs. Children may engage in quiet activities that are appropriate for rest time: drawing in a journal, reading books, etc.
  • Children engage in gross motor and nature play outside such as riding on/pushing/pulling wheeled toys, balancing and climbing, sliding, walking/running/jumping, sand play, observing and exploring nature.
  • Children return to the classroom and engage in open-ended play activities such as blocks, math manipulatives, games, puzzles, books, sensory table, science materials, dramatic play, art and writing materials, music and movement and special, teacher-directed activities.

Each classroom will have its daily schedule posted in the room.


Updated 08/20/2015