3-5 years old Capacity-20
Preparing young minds for kindergarten is a primary goal of the teachers as they encourage verbal skills, teach self-help skills and promote self assurance.
What makes pre-school fun? What makes a child want to learn? Our safe and enriching program focuses on all aspects of creative learning. Hands-on activities encompass exciting monthly themes which include nutrition, cooking, holidays, Vermont history and safety, to name just a few.
A child’s feeling of independence and social interaction with others is what our preschool classroom is all about. Our classroom revolves around the children learning to help themselves and getting along with others.
During the course of the day, children are encouraged to make choices for themselves, cooperate with others as well as listen and follow directions. Our teachers lead the children in small and large group activities, such as movement, read-a-loud stories, circle time and art activities. The children are encouraged to make friends, share and communicate with their classmates. The children are also prompted to use the bathroom on their own, although assistance is given if necessary.
We work on hand writing skills, colors, shapes and numbers daily through our play experiences. We offer a variety of learning centers that offer items to help stimulate young imaginative minds. The children’s art is proudly displayed around the room. Their individuality is appreciated and their achievements are applauded.
Daily Rhythm – Preschool
7:30 – 9:00 Greet & Family Check-In/Open Learning Centers
9:00 – 9:20 Snack/Hand Washing
9:20 – 9:35 Circle Time/Quiet Play Also Available (puzzles, art, table games)
9:35 – 10:45 Small Group Play and Open Learning Centers (children choose)
10:45 – 12:00 Outdoor Play
12:00– 12:35 Lunch/Nap Prep
12:35 – 12:45 Story
12:45 – 2:15 Nap/Quiet Time
2:15 – 2:45 Reading Circle/Quiet Activities
2:45 – 3:15 Snack
3:15 – 4:25 Outdoor or Indoor Gross Motor Play
4:25 – 5:00 Small Group Play and Open Learning Centers (children choose)
Open Learning Centers can include: fine motor, dramatic play,sensory, sand table, water table, nature, blocks, music,cozy, creative and library centers