Our Preschool Program is for children age three through the summer before they enter kindergarten. Children in this age group like to make decisions and do for themselves. They become less attached to adults and more interested in their peers. Their play becomes more imaginative and more complex. The program is designed to provide opportunities for playing both individually and in groups. The caregivers create their lesson plans to include time for quiet and active play, as well as both child-initiated and teacher-initiated play. During the day the children create, problem solve, and practice newly acquired skills. They are introduced to concepts such as colors, numbers, and the written word through materials, activities, and conversations with adults. Play is the important medium through which they learn.
Preschoolers eat breakfast at 8:30 AM, lunch at 11:30 AM and an afternoon snack at 3:15 PM. They participate in outdoor play or indoor active play every morning and afternoon. Music, creative movement, and stories are worked into their daily experiences.
Preschoolers have rest time every afternoon. Some children will nap, others will not. Everyone is expected to rest for a period of time, those children not napping will be provided with appropriate quiet activities until the end of rest time.