Curriculum & Classroom

 

Our Classroom

The rooms are well furnished with an array of equipment and materials organized into a variety of stations, promoting independent exploration and discovery throughout the classroom.

  • Art Supplies
    • Painting Easels
    • Paints, crayons, etc.
    • Stickers and child-safe scissorsDramatic Play
  • Games
    • Puzzles
    • Children’s Games
  • Toys
    • Play Kitchen
    • Workbench
    • Dress-up
    • Imagination stations
    • Building blocks
    • A sensory Sand/Water Table
  • Library Area
  • Much More!

Equipment and toys are rotated monthly to ensure new discoveries. Each class session has free-play time, group-circle time, snack time, and outdoor time.


 

Circle Time

Circle TImeCircle time helps children to see themselves as both individuals and members of a group. The children feel a sense of belonging, develop self-confidence, and learn to function successfully in a group of peers. Circle time gives the child an opportunity to experience storytelling, finger plays, dramatic play, group games, music, and rhythmic movements. The structure of circle time helps children learn listening skills and the joy of expression and language. In circle time, children learn to compromise, take turns, share, and cooperate. They learn to respect each other, and to be respected in turn.


 

Snack Time

Snack RoomSnacks are provided by the parent helpers, and the children sometimes help in the snack preparation. The children learn to eat together, pour their own beverages, and pass snacks along to their neighbors. Conversation is fostered by the parent helper at each table.


Free Play Time


Art WallDuring free-play time, all of the equipment and materials are available to the children. Also during free play, the teacher offers an art project. The children are encouraged, but never forced, to participate.


Outdoor Time

Weather permitting, part of each session takes place in the large, fenced play yard that includes a structure for climbing, sliding, swinging on a tire swing, and pretending! The play yard has a large, shaded sandbox equipped with various sand toys. Tricycles and helmets are available to ride on the paved area of the play yard.IMG_1985


 

The Library

Our library contains a large selection of age appropriate books and books-on-tape, which are available for check out by parents.


 

Field Trips and Visitors

The preschool experience is enhanced by field trips (such as trips to the library, the Statehouse, the pumpkin patch) and by special visitors (fire fighters, police officers, doctors, musicians).