Engaging and learning from the first moment!
From the moment of arrival, our day focuses on fostering social interactions, independent play, exploration and creativity. We are committed to a hands-on learning approach; your child is encouraged to explore, problem-solve, and use their imaginations with our equipment and materials.
Daily class schedules are designed to give your child the opportunity to engage in independent or child-directed play/activities as well as in teacher-lead group activities that build respect, cooperation, and social skills (sharing, listening, kind words with friends). Typically, each class consists of the following basic components: choice time/free play, circle time, group activities (art, science, reading, dramatic play, etc.), snacks/lunch, rest time, outdoor play, language enrichment.
Academically, our program is designed to help your child learn basic skills in math (counting, number recognition, patterns, classification skills, etc.), pre-reading (letter and sound recognition, journaling activities, etc.) and science (exploration, observation, nature collecting, hands-on experiments, cooking, etc.). These concepts are presented in developmentally-appropriate, fun and creative ways! Art is an important tool in teaching all of these concepts and promotes creativity/self-expression. All our classrooms include a character development component that focuses on self-esteem and respect for others.
An Example of Your Child's Daily Schedule:
7:30-8:30 a.m. Early arrival (open-choice time)
8:30-9:00 a.m. Separate into class groups
9:00-9:15 a.m. Snack
9:15-10:00 a.m. Circle Time, Calendar, Daily Curriculum, Literacy, Sharing, Singing and Dancing
10:00-11:00 a.m. Centers: Literacy, Math, Art, Sensory, Dramatic Play
11:00-11:45 a.m. Gross Motor Activities (playground time, music and movement)
11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch for all classes
12:30-2:30 p.m. Rest time for all classes
2:30-3:00 p.m. Shoes/Mats/Potty/Snack
3:00-3:30 p.m. Closing Circle Time, Group Activity (Music/Dance/Puppets)
3:30-5:30 p.m. Playground time / Parent Pick-up
*Schedule subject to change.