Preschool Program

The preschool program offers opportunities to develop early language literacy skills, science and math skills, social skills, among others in preparation for Kindergarten.


Classroom Information

Rest Time
Each child will be given his/her own cot.  Cots will be sanitized on a weekly basis.

Additional Supplies
Each child should have outside clothes, outside shoes, blanket, sun block, and an extra set of clothes.  Children are allowed to bring personal belongings such as a small pillow and a small stuffed animal that will only be allowed during nap and rest period.  Personal belongings such as blanket, pillow, and/or stuffed animal will be sent home at the end of each week to be laundered.

Parent/Center Communication
Communication between parents and staff at the Center is essential; therefore, our teachers will update their respective boards to communicate the activities the children participated in for that day.

Discipline
We prefer to use techniques that help the child learn appropriate ways to resolve problems and conflicts.  Our goal is to create an environment where children can gain self-control, self-respect, sensitivity towards others, and learn appropriate ways to resolve problems and conflicts.  Our staff uses positive language, speaks on the child’s level, and uses guidance techniques that are tailored to the developmental level of each child.  When a child demonstrates inappropriate behavior, the following guidelines are followed:

  • Redirect the child or provide an alternate choice.
  • Within the same day, the child will receive up to two warnings.
  • If problem persists, the child will take some time to regroup and return to the activities when he/she is ready and behavior is brought under control.
  • If behaviors are frequent, parents will be notified.
  • If behavior problems persist individual behavior plans will be developed with the parents, teacher, and the Center’s Director.

Activities
The preschool room has a wide array of age-appropriate activities necessary for development and to prepare for kindergarten.  Some of the playtime activities include puzzles, books, dramatic play, train tables, puppets, blocks, computers, and many others.  Children will focus on being able to complete self-help skills, speak understandably, identify alphabet letters, sort similar objects, counting skills, among others.   Preschoolers will spend time outside or in the multi-purpose room when there is inclement weather.

An example of the daily schedule is as follows:

Daily Schedule*

7:00 a.m. Center Opens
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Child Arrival / Free Play
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Served
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Circle Time / Music, Song, Dance
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Language Development / Math
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Science / Sensory Hands-on Activity
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Creative Arts and Crafts / Fine Motor Skills
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Outside Play or Inside Large Muscle Development
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Served
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Story Time
12:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Children Rest / Nap Time
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Snack Time
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Dramatic / Practical Play
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Outside Play or Inside Large Muscle Development
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Free Play (Children Choose to Participate in Interested Areas)
6:00 p.m. Center Closes

* Daily Schedule may be subject to change