We provide a 2 ½ hour preschool class for parents who would like to enroll children for a short preschool experience. This class runs from 9:00-11:30 A.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for our 3&4 year olds and from 9:00-11:30 A.M. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for our 4&5 year olds. Our preschool focuses on the development of the whole child: physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally.
Teachers will carefully observe each child in an effort to record their development and identify areas in need of guidance. Classroom curriculum is child-centered with a balance of large group interactions, small group interactions and individual child choice time. The classroom environment is set up in learning centers including, but not limited to: book area, writing area, manipulatives, musical instruments/creative movement, blocks, dramatic play, puzzles, computers, art, sensory/playdough, discovery (science/math) and the peace corner. Children will also spend time in our large muscle areas: our outside play yard or corridor (depending on location).
Teachers in the morning preschool room use The Creative Curriculum, by Diane Trister Dodge, to guide curriculum decisions in their classrooms. This curriculum guide is now in its 4th edition with recommendations by many well-known experts in the field of early childhood education. We have found it to be right in line with our own theory of best practice in working with young children. You will find a copy of The Creative Curriculum in our parent resource lending library if you are interested in finding out more!
Our morning preschool class also includes a morning snack!
This short preschool experience is a great way to introduce your child to structured learning environments.
Call us today with any questions you have about our morning preschool.