Education

The educational program is designed to meet each child’s individual needs and encourage parents to work with their child. It also aims to meet the ethnic, cultural and other needs of the community served. Every child receives a variety of learning experiences to foster physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Children are introduced to the concepts of words and numbers with a focus on Early Literacy. They are encouraged to express their feelings, to develop self-confidence, develop the ability to get along with others, and develop skills to better prepare them for kindergarten.

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EXAMPLE OF CLASSROOM SCHEDULE

             Block of Time  Activity

7:00 am

Bus route begins

8:00 am

Staff Arrive

Wash hands; Teacher planning; Ready classroom for daily activities

8:30 – 9:00

Children Arrive

Greet each child individually; Check child’s Health Status; Free Play; Wash Hands; Prepare for Breakfast

9:00 – 9:35

Breakfast

Family style with staff seated at table with children; Encourage conversation; Clean-up; Brush Teeth; Bathroom & Wash Hands

9:35 – 10:35

Free Play

Children participate in activities of their choice; Staff supervise and provide guidance; Teachers provide directed and enrichment activities to meet individual needs

10:35 – 11:35

Gross Motor

Playground time – Child initiated activities and teacher planned activities for those that wish to participate

11:35 – 11:50

Group Time

Large or small group activities; Reading; Finger plays; Discussions; Music and Dance; Enrichment

11:50 – 12:00

Transition

Bathroom & Wash Hands; Prepare for Lunch

12:00 – 12:30

Lunch

Family style with staff seated at table with children; engage in conversation; as children finish, transition to an area for quiet activity

12:30 – 1:15

Free choice activities; Small group work; Finger plays; or Outdoor time

1:15 – 1:30

Bathroom; Gather belongings; Board bus

1:30 – 4:00

Teacher Planning; Paperwork; Home visits; Room clean-up

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