Daily Schedule

7:45am – 9:00am

Before School Care

Early arrival for students with working parents. Students are free to play with a variety of educational toys, books and puzzles.

MORNING PRESCHOOL AND PRE-KINDERGARTEN SESSION
9:00am – 9:30am

Music Time

The morning program begins. Children gather on the floor area for music time.

Accompanied by the monthly music playlist, children sing seasonal and theme oriented songs. The teachers review the days of the week, month, weather, reinforce the letters of the month and preview the major activities of the day.

9:30 – 9:45

Group Time

All the students are gathered in a teacher directed activity. This activity may consist of theme oriented children’s literature, science experiments, alphabet puppet shows, math or reading readiness activities or guest speakers.

OUTSIDE PLAYTIME & SNACK TIME & LEARNING CENTER TIME
During Learning Center time and outside playtime, the children are divided into two groups – “The Rabbit Group” and “The Butterfly Group”. Maturity level, age and other individual factors determine placement in these groups.
9:45-10:45 Butterfly Group-Outside Playtime & Snack Time. Rabbit Group – Inside for Learning Center Time
Outside Playtime & Snack Time

Playground

Our playground is equipped with climbing apparatus, slides, tricycles , wagons and a fully equipped playhouse all in a garden setting.

Snack Time

Our daily snacks consists of two or more of the following: fruit juice, milk, graham, rice or wheat crackers, soups, raisins, nutritious cereals, cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables.

LEARNING CENTERS

Learning Center time is the exploration of all the centers and equipment in the classrooms. Activities that are available to the students are the following:

Arts & Crafts Center

Children will experience a variety of teacher directed, theme oriented art projects using various art materials.

Easel & Self Help Art Center

A non-directed art center. Children may help themselves to crayons, felt tip pens, scissors, paste, paper, stencils, stamps and play dough. This center is to encourage creativity and independence.

Book Center

This area of the classroom allows the children to freely enjoy a wonderful selection of books encouraging the desire to read.

Puzzle Center

A variety of puzzles with varied levels of difficulty are offered.

Discovery Center

Activities, books, puppets, games, displays and “hands on” experiences are available to reinforce our monthly themes.

Science Center

Children can observe our classroom pets: Egor the Tarantula, Linguini the Snake, Silvester the Turtle, Prince the Albino Bull Frog, Milton & Mitilda the Newts and Holland the Lop Rabbit.

Manipulatives & Educational Toys

Tables and floors are filled with a variety of educational and stimulating toys to develop a child’s motor skills, encourage creativity and imagination.

Academic Center

Children complete their daily individualized educational activity in the A.I.M.S. program, Boehm Basic Concepts, The Living Institute Of Social Skills Program ,computers or the Macmillan Big Book Program. (See Curriculum for more details)

10:45am – 11:45am Groups Switch-Rabbit Group- outside for playtime & snack. Butterfly Group – inside for their Learning Center Time
11:45 – 12:00

Story Time

Our story time books are selections from the local library, books with CD’s, or books brought in by students.

12:00 noon Dismissal of morning session.
12:00-12:30

Lunch Time

Children who are enrolled in a full day program provide their own lunch.

AFTERNOON PRESCHOOL & PRE-KINDERGARTEN SESSION
12:30-1:00

Music Time

(See morning session for details)

1:00-1:15

Group Time

(See morning session for details)

1:15-2:15

Butterfly Group

Outside playtime and snack time.
(See morning session for details)

Rabbit Group

Inside for “Learning Center” time.
(See morning session for details)

2:15-3:15 Groups Switch-Rabbit Group- outside for playtime & snack. Butterfly Group – inside for their Learning Centers Groups
3:15-3:30

Story Time

3:30 Dismissal of afternoon preschool and pre-kindergarten session.
EXTENDED DAY CARE
3:30-5:30

Extended Day Care

A variety of table top activities and outside playtime are available for the full day student. Rest time is also available. Mats and towels are provided.

5:30 pm

Closing Time

All children must be picked up by 5:30pm or otherwise be fined.