a typical day at preschool...

Children arrive at school and are warmly greeted by a ratio of 1 teacher to every 8 children. This small ratio allows us to treat each child as an individual, and to prepare them for kindergarten success and beyond. The typical preschool day includes a balance between adult-directed lessons and child-initiated learning, which is an instructional blueprint or framework known as High Scope. This curricular framework enables children to think and plan for themselves, in an exceptional learning environment, with the sole purpose of helping each child take ownership of their learning. The teacher prepared lessons provide children with developmentally-appropriate pre-academic concepts and skills in reading, writing and mathematics. We specifically use Open Court Pre-K, Handwriting Without Tears, and Scott Foresman's Math. In addition, we SMART Board Technologies as an interactive platform for learning.

A Typical Half Day Preschool Schedule

8:00 - 8:15 Welcome/Circle Time

8:15 - 8:45 Small Group (Teacher-directed learning)

8:45 - 9:00 Planning Time (Children plan their work time activities)

9:00 - 9:45 Work Time (Children and adults learn together as children carry out their plans)

9:45 - 10:00 Recall Time (Child recall or retell the activities they did at work time)

10:00 - 10-30 Outside Learning

10:30 - 11:00 Lunch

A Typical Full Day Preschool Schedule

8:00 - 8:15 Welcome/Circle Time

8:15 - 8:45 Snack Time

8:45 - 9:00 Planning Time (Children plan their work time activities)

9:00 - 9:45 Work Time (Children and adults learn together as children carry out their plans)

9:45 - 10:00 Recall Time (Child recall or retell the activities they did at work time)

10:00 - 10-30 Small Group (Teacher directed learning)

10:30 - 11:00 Outside Learning

11:00 - 11:30 Restroom (Wash up for lunch)

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch Time

12:00 - 1:00 Story Time (Prepare nap)

1:00 - 3:00 Nap Time

3:00 - 3:30 Wake Up & Snack Time

3:30 - 4:15 Outside Learning

4:15 - 5:00 Teacher Directed Learning

5:00 - 6:00 Child Initiated Learning

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