The schedule is designed to be flexible and responsive to children's needs and to focus on joyful play-based learning. Throughout the preschool day, teachers support the development of the whole child including physical development, social and emotional development, and cognitive development (including important preacademic skills).
Children are welcomed into a warm and nurturing environment by their teacher where they are encouraged to play freely.
Children are provided with opportunities for free and guided play with play dough and sensory materials, art, writing activities, manipulatives, science and math activities, books, blocks, dramatic play and tabletop activities.
All children are encouraged to join the group where teachers lead activities such as story book reading, music and movement, cooperative games and mindfulness experiences. Lessons are planned to meet the individual needs of children.
Time to pause for a quick snack and conversation.
*Snack is provided by MiVillage.*
Children will engage in free and guided outdoor play, including time in our outdoor classroom, explorations of the forest and field games.
Families enrolled in only the morning program depart from the outdoor classroom.
A brief group time includes stories, songs, fingerplays and mindfulness activities.
Children enjoy conversation with teachers and one another while they eat lunch.
*Lunch is provided by the families.*
Children are provided with rest mats and quiet activities like puzzles, books, quiet games and table top activities.
Children are again provided with opportunities for free and guided play with play dough and sensory materials, art, writing activities, manipulatives, science center, library, blocks, dramatic play and tabletop activities.
A little more outdoor time! Families enrolled in the full day program depart from the outdoor classroom.
*At 3:00pm preschoolers will transition to the after school program program*