We are looking forward to being with your children. We have developed a program that we feel will meet the needs of your children and will make this a meaningful and happy experience for them.

 

Basic Program Information:

We will incorporate science (which includes cooking activities and experiments), music, dramatics and creative movement, and math into our curriculum schedule.  Please try to keep toys at home.

 

General goals for the year:

  • To increase self-awareness and promote a positive self image.
  • To increase independence - social, emotional, physical ability to care for oneself, and cope well with new situations.
  • To facilitate physical development - large and small muscle coordination and eye-hand coordination.
  • To encourage intellectual development - through language development and an exploration of our environment.
  • To socialize and begin to understand classroom routines

 

Flexible yearly schedule:

This brief schedule contains the general areas we will be concentrating on this year. Sometimes particular interests or experiences may change our focus or hold us longer than expected at one place, so ..... please remember to look at the news board by the door. It will have the specific areas and concepts we will be emphasizing during the month. You may also wish to discuss, play continue this at home.

 

Daily Schedule

Time  Activity
9:00 - 9:45

Greet children, self directed toys, manipuiatives, puzzles, doll cornerCenter play - blocks, water table, manipulatives, books, puzzles, easel painting, and open-ended art - developing small motor skills

9:45 - 10:00  Circle time - songs, finger play, introduction of project/theme/educational objectives
10:00 - 10:15  Open ended activities/clean up changing/bathroom
10:15 - 10:30  Snack
10:30- 11:15  Outside play - organized games and open ended play on equipment - large motor activity

 

 

11:20 - 12:00

Teacher directed art activities, group games, or dramatic play related to the unit of study which may include: math, science, social studies or language arts.

11:30 - 11:45

Music and movement

11:45 -12:00

Circle time - story, sharing, related to unit of study in math, science, social studies or language arts

11:55 -

Toileting

12:00 - 12:30

Lunch - table manners, small motor development and social development

12:30 - 1:00

Puzzles, blocks, singing, review of the day