A Typical Day
A Cheerful Welcome
The day begins on a loving note as the children exit their cars and are cheerfully greeted by the school's Director. Upon entering the classroom, your child is again warmly greeted by his or her teacher and friends.
Let's Play Outdoors
Weather permitting; the children play outdoors for 10-20 minutes each day on the playground. If the children stay in due to weather, they enjoy our colorful indoor gym instead. Through climbing, running, jumping, riding, large block building, ball and sandbox play, the children develop their large motor and role playing skills.
Come Join our Circle: Oral Expression and Music
The communications between the children and teachers during Circle Time are invaluable for providing interactions which help your child develop an understanding of the world around them. Activities including finger-play, quiet group games and stories provide opportunities for listening, language appreciation and oral expression. Music is an important part of Circle Time allowing for singing, clapping, marching, and jumping.
Snacks, Conversation and Story Time: Encouraging Social Skills
Snack is served each day. Snack Time provides an opportunity for each child to develop their conversation skills and table manners. Teachers sit at the table with the children during Snack Time to facilitate positive conversations. After Snack Time, the children gather together on the rug to enjoy a story.
Free Play: Developing a Love of Learning
During Free Play, the children explore the school environment by independently choosing and actively participating in many different activiites. The children investigate and experiment through developmentally appropriate play and build valuable social skills, a love of learning and healthy self-esteem.
Experimentation and Creative Expression
A wide variety of art projects are offered to your child daily during Free Play.
Manipulative Materials and Sensory Bins
Conceptual Learning Blocks, tiles, peg-boards, color cubes, colored rice, popcorn, flour bins, and more provide opportunities to learn different concepts such as sorting, matching, weighing, categorizing, counting, and measuring.
Clean up Time: Following Directions and Accepting Responsibility
Everyone is lovingly encouraged to help with clean-up to foster development of self-help skills and cooperation.
A Loving Goodbye
The time passes much too quickly for both the children and the teachers! The children gather together and receive a warm good-bye at the end of each day.