|CLASS TIME||9-11:30 a.m. or 12-2:30 p.m.|
|LENGTH OF PROGRAM||10 months|
|TUITION||T_TH: $120/mo. or M_W_F: $180/mo.|
|REGISTRATION FEE||$75 per child|
PRESCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULE FOR AM & PM CLASSES
8:50 a.m. / 12:20 p.m. SET UP CLASSROOM
9:00 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. WELCOME STUDENTS/TABLE TIME
9:15 a.m. / 12:45 p.m. CIRCLE TIME
9:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. LEARNING CENTERS
10:15 a.m. / 1:45 p.m. CLEANUP/POTTY BREAKS
10:30 a.m. / 2:00 p.m. RECESS
10:55 a.m. / 2:25 p.m. GO INSIDE
11:00 a.m. / 2:30 p.m. SNACK TIME
11:15 a.m. / 2:45 p.m. CLOSING CIRCLE
11:25 a.m. / 2:55 p.m. GET READY TO LEAVE
11:30 a.m. / 2:30 p.m. WALK STUDENTS OUTSIDE
PRESCHOOL CLASS DETAILED SCHEDULE
BEFORE CLASS STARTS
- Place name tags on coat rack
- Arrange name cards on rug, facing the children
- If it is a Monday or Tuesday for “Share Day” put the basket on the rug also for students to put their share items inside.
- Check your cell phone, and exactly on time, welcome your students
- Open the front door with a big smile, wave to everyone, and say “Good morning/afternoon!” or some other fun greeting like “Who’s ready for preschool?” etc.
- Keep the door open behind you
- Instruct the kids to stand on a heart; once everyone is on a heart, have them wave to their parents goodbye
- Walk all children into class (they start the line; you’re the caboose); welcome each child by name as they arrive
- If parents have questions, ask them to wait for just a minute while you wait for everyone to go into the classroom
- Don’t stand outside with parents longer than you need to – you need to be back in the classroom supervising children
- Doublecheck that no other parents are coming, then say goodbye to parents and walk into school; shutting door behind you
- Parents who come late will put in key code and walk child to you
- Please note: The schedule listed below is only shown to show you what has worked well for our teachers in the past. You’re the teacher, and we’re going to let you do what you do best: TEACH! So if you want to try a different schedule out, or change where or when you do your activities to better help your class’s dynamic – go for it! However, please make sure to incorporate all of the elements below each day, even if they’re done in a different order.
- 9:00 TABLE TIME
- Name recognition/writing
- Fine motor skill building
- 9:15 CIRCLE TIME
- Sing a “Welcome” song
- Calendar/weather/job helpers
- Share time (Monday and Tuesday only)
- Discuss centers available and new materials in each one
- 9:30 CENTERS
- Reading Center
- Writing Center
- Math Center
- Science Center
- Art Center
- Music Center
- Building Center
- Dramatic Play Center
- Sensory Center
- 10:15 CLEANUP/POTTY BREAKS
- 10:30 RECESS
- 11:00 SNACK
- Students should:
- Wait until everyone has a snack, then sing a “Thank You” song before eating
- Get own cup and napkin
- Learn to pour own water and clean up messes
- If they don’t want to eat it, or they don’t want to eat all of it, that’s fine, but they should not be offered a different snack or allowed to take it home.
- Throw away garbage
- Push in chair
- Be watchful of allergies! If a student is served a separate snack, they are not allowed to be given any food unless it comes from that container.
- As students finish up and go to the circle rug to quietly read, this is a great time to wash tables and sweep the floors.
- Choose own story, sit on rug and “read” quietly
- Treat books with respect
- Learn how to hold a book, and which direction to turn the pages
- Students should:
- 11:15 / 2:45 CLOSING CIRCLE
- Read story to children, then if there’s time, continue with music & movement or a hands-on fun lesson
- Sing a “Goodbye” song
- 9:00 TABLE TIME
- Walk your class outside
- 3-5 minutes before class is out, have the students start putting on coats, backpacks; pass out artwork and papers to go home. Have them stand in line, and if you still have some extra time, sing a few songs or rhymes with them
- Check your cell phone, and at the exact time, walk the line outside (you’re the leader, they follow after you; you’ll have to hustle to open the door so it doesn’t hit them or stall the line)
- As you open the front door, have a big smile on your face and wave to the parents; have the children stand on the hearts
- Tell the parents a few QUICK interesting things about your day (i.e. what you learned about, a special activity they really liked, a question they can ask their child, etc.)
- Match up children and parents
- Tell the children, “If you see your friends or family, carefully WALK and give them a big hug.”
- If anyone is still on the hearts, ask them to stay
- If parents ask you a question, ask if they can wait for just a minute while you make sure everyone gets matched up
- If you’re talking to parents, keep it brief – their car is likely in the pickup line and will need to move; if they need to talk longer, remind them they can move their car and park it on the side parking spots
- Always watch your students who haven’t gotten matched up yet – they should always stand on hearts and never play in side yards
- Once all the children and parents have been picked up, shut the front door.
- After 1-2 minutes, if you still have students who haven’t been picked up, feel free to walk back inside your classroom with the children. They can help you clean up. (Late pickups are not normal. If the same parent is late consistently, please let the Director know.) If the child hasn’t been picked up after 10 minutes, call the Director.
PRESCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULE FOR PARENTS
15 min. – Welcome, Table Time
We are so excited for everyone to arrive! We get right to working on fine motor skills such as beading, manipulatives, cutting, gluing, writing our names, playdoh, etc.
15 min. – Circle Time
We gather at the circle rug to work on our cognitive, social, language & gross motor skills with our sharing time, calendar, weather, jobs and music & movement.
60 min. – Center Time
Our many centers include Dramatic Play, Sensory, Art, Building, Literacy, Writing, and Science. We work on social, emotional, and language skills such as using our words, taking turns, being patient, negotiating conflicts. Our teacher works in small groups or 1-on-1 to build cognitive skills (colors, shapes, letters, sounds, numbers, counting, etc.) based on each child’s level.
30 min. – Recess
Our playground areas include play structures, swings, slides, sand boxes, balls, hula hoops, scooters, and more! You’ll think we’re just playing, but we’re actually working on our social, emotional, language, and gross motor skills as we run, jump, climb, swing, and create games.
15 min. – Snack Time
We love working on our cognitive, social, language, and fine motor skills as we pour, measure, sort, count, chat, and enjoy eating together.
15 min. – Closing Circle
We head back to the circle rug to work on our cognitive skills with story time and Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, social and language skills with discussing what we’ve learned, and emotional skills with getting ready to go home.