Our little people have now started to find their place in the world and in our center, finding comfort in their familiar surroundings and understanding how important reading is in their everyday lives. It is in this stage that we hope toddlers will begin to use their imaginations and start dreaming up their very own stories and tales.
Preschoolers are at an age where they are making great strides in their language development, becoming more independent, learning to follow simple directions, and their self-help skills are growing by leaps and bounds. Children at this age are interested in other children and what they do and are more likely to participate in collaborative play. Preschoolers understand and answer simple questions and are able to express themselves through sentences making them easily understandable.
Our staff will focus on reading, telling stories, singing songs, and providing a social interaction for our Preschoolers. Children should be able to identify colors, shapes, letters, and numbers. Our teachers will work on the "Who Am I" concept and will focus on encouraging longer sentence structure, forming a sense of security and trust, forging healthy eating habits, promoting self control, exercise, safe exploration, building self esteem and leaving time for pretend play.
Learning through play is how we hope our children will make viable connections to the real world; we want our toddlers to know that anything is possible and this is the very start to their adventure! When we think of these ideas, we think of a “Dreaming and Exploring Room”, a place where kids can start to create, invent, and explore!
Pairing Maurice Sendak’s, Where the Wild Things Are, made sense to us for the “Dreaming and Exploring Room.” This timeless tale follows the young Max who turns his bedroom into a jungle filled with wild creatures who he soon becomes “king” of. “Where the Wild Things Are” lets children tap into their imaginations and allows them to create something out of nothing, make the ordinary extraordinary, and to see things outside of the box. We love the idea of growing up to be anything you want to be and we know our toddlers will, too.
Daily Schedule for Preschool Classroom
6:30 am – 9:00 am – Arrival/Breakfast/Free Play
9:00 am – 9:15 am – Circle
9:15 am – 9:45 am – Art/Writing
9:45 am – 10:00 am – Wash Hands for AM snack/Bathroom
10:00 am – 10:30 am – AM Snack/Bathroom/Wash Hands
10:30 am – 11:30 am – AM Outside Time
11:30 am – 11:45 am – Wash Hands/Bathroom
11:45 am – 12:00 pm – Story Time
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Wash Hands/Lunch
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm – Wash Hands/Bathroom
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm – Bathroom/Wash Hands
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – PM Outside Time
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Wash Hands/Bathroom
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm – Snack/Wash Hands
3:45 pm – 6:00 pm – Centers/Free Play