Children transition after arriving to the preschool and departing from their parent/guardian. Each child is greeted by name when entering the classroom by the teaching staff during attendance.
During this time the children are moving from one activity to another. Some classes, depending on their age, may take more time to transition. They are using listening skills during this time.
Children assist with cleaning up in the classroom and/or during outside time. This is an opportunity for children to work together as a team. They can learn sorting as they put toys away, develop listening skills, multi-task by following directions, and show ownership in their school by keeping it neat and tidy.
Restroom & Hand Washing Time
Older children use the toilet independently to take care of their bodily needs. They learn healthy habits as they wash their hands and use paper towels to dry them.
This is a wonderful time for the children to learn how to serve food, pour milk or juice, good manners, and gain social skills. They will also learn names of foods, nutritional values, colors, and shapes. Children are also learning fine motor skills as they use utensils to eat. This is a time where children can talk and share with one another about their day and home experience.
Free Time (Inside)
During this time the children make choices to play, explore, and interact in the classroom centers. The centers include but are not limited to House/Home, Science, Art, Blocks, Manipulative, Quiet /Book Areas, and Music activities. During this time children are learning gross and fine motor development, social skills, independent play, creativity, cognitive skills, role playing, language skills, etc.
Free Time (Outside)
During this time the children have an opportunity to use their large motor skills. They can do physical activities that promote running, jumping, climbing, skipping, hopping, riding a tricycle, pulling, pushing, balancing, and pumping a swing. They can exercise and use materials, such as balls, parachute, and play games to promote a strong, healthy body. During outside time we also offer quiet areas with books or manipulative toys and areas to build fine motor skills as they use sand, water, and art materials. Our outdoor playground offers areas that are soft and hard. There are cement, rubberized soft areas, sand areas, and grassy areas. Children have an opportunity to be social or to play solo. The children also do a multitude of role playing and socializing during this time.
Large Group Time
During this time children have the opportunity to do a multitude of activities. From music and movement to story time, this time is a social time with the teacher taking the time to allow the children to work as a whole group to interact with one another. Children are given the opportunity to ask questions, answer open ended questions, use language skills, share thoughts and ideas, learn songs that promote cognitive skills, engage in music and movement, repeat rhythms and rhymes, take on role play, and hear a variety of stories that will expand their imagination.
Dance Room Activities
This room is more than just the dance room. The teaching staff will use this room to bring the children to do gross motor activities, music and movement, video time, games, and social activities.
Children work individually or in small groups on computer activities that will promote their cognitive skills and fun time.
Children are released to a parent or appointed adult. Teaching staff ensures that each child is said good-bye to by name and that they have their items that need to go home.