The preschool is open from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The day is divided into four sections: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. (morning care); 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. (core day); 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (early afternoon: nap or afternoon program); and 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. (full afternoon: nap, afternoon program, and more activities). We offer a 12-month program, beginning in July and ending in June. The “school year” runs from September to June. In July and August, our programming is set up as a “summer camp” with every week or two having a different theme.
The specific schedule varies from class to class and always includes activities, outside time, snack and lunchtime.
A sample of the core day schedule is as follows:
9:00-10:00 Learning through Indoor activities and art/craft projects
10:00-10:30 Clean-up, Bathroom/Diapering, Snack
10:30-12:00 Outside Time
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Group Time
1:00-3:30 Nap, For those who do not nap we have a fabulous afternoon enrichment program
3:30-5:00 Outside Time
5:00-5:30 Clean-up, Bathroom/Diapering, Snack
At 1:00 children who nap are given the opportunity to sleep, children who no longer sleep during the day are allowed a short rest period and then are engaged in our afternoon program from 1:30-2:30.
A sample weekly schedule of afternoon activities is as follows:
Monday:Book Club– The class will read a book and do activities related to the themes in the book.
Tuesday: Science Club– The class learns about many different types of science including biology (senses, animals), chemistry, physics (gravity, magnetism), earth sciences (weather, environment).
Wednesday: Art Club– The class participates in a wide variety of art experiences using multiple mediums.
Thursday: Outdoor Games– The class focuses on large motor development and group participation skills.
Friday: Music Club– The class learns about a wide variety of musical types, may create instruments, or learn new dances.