- Encourages independence and development of self-esteem.
- Provides a combination of structured and self-directed activities.
- Encourages awareness of the outside world.
- Assists in establishing intellectual, emotional, physical and social skills.
- Provides guidance in a secure environment from a warm and caring educators.
A Typical Day
An opportunity for educators to talk to parents. Children may join other classrooms.
Activities develop creative, cognitive and fine motor skills and promotes cooperation
Time to show and share in order to develop turn taking. Encourages dramatic books, listening and group participation
Promotes self-help around toileting routines and cleanliness
This may include a community walk, a visit to a nearby park or playing in the courtyard. Provides exercise and fresh air and promotes opportunity for exploration
Consistent opportunities to maintain health through cleanliness
Time for clean up and basic hygiene. Transition to quiet time with stories on tape, soothing music and books
Time for renewal and rest for children to re-energize for the rest of the day. Non-nappers may join Preschool 2 for journal time or have free play time in the courtyard or common space/hallway
This may depend on weather. Activities promote opportunities for exploration and provides independent choices.
Center of Interest include dramatic books, blocks, creative and cognitive. Promotes opportunity for exploration and problem solving.
This time includes basic hygiene. It is also an opportunity to speak with parents. Children may join Preschool 2 classroom.