8:30-9:30 Free Play– an opportunity to make choices and to practice social skills (housekeeping corner, blocks, library, cars, trucks and trains, art table, puzzles, games, manipulatives, easel painting, playdough, sensory table, puppets, store, post office, house, dramatic play, and more!)
9:30-9:40 Pickup Time– Cooperative cleanup
9:40-9:55 Snack Time– Wash hands; small, nutritious nut-free snack provided, health/nutrition conversations
9:55-10:00 Calendar– months, days, time, weather, temperature and upcoming events
10:00-10:20 Circle Time-Meeting and Music are alternated creatively so children sit for an age-appropriate amount of time.
Meeting Time– Time for listening- time for talking (books, stories, flannel board stories, puppets, sharing experiences, learning through games)
Music– Musical expression and movement (singing, dancing, marching, rhythm band, creative movement)
10:20-10:35 Creative Time– an opportunity to practice fine motor skills and to learn through new experiences. (gluing, painting, cutting, drawing, finger-painting, water colors, following directions, science activities, and cooking)
10:35-11:00 Directed Group Activities– Extended activities that are done in a group setting. (drama, science experiments, math games, group play (restaurant, vet, pet store, grocery store, etc.))
11:00-11:30 Outdoor play– to develop large motor skills and enhance group play while interacting with the outdoor environment. We go outside every day ~ weather permitting. (swinging, running, sliding, digging, jumping, rolling, bike riding, sidewalk chalk, parachute play, planting, and nature studies)
Lunch Bunch extended program for Pre-K 3 day class on Wednesdays
11:30- 11:45 Freeplay and group activities (extended outdoor play when weather permits)
11:45-12:00 Transition/cleanup/wash for lunch
12:20-12:35 Quiet activities– an opportunity to rest to classical music while doing quiet individual activities (books, puzzles, journaling)
12:35-1:00 Freeplay (may include going back outside in early fall or late spring)
Teachers will transition children in ways that promote learning and confidence. Children will not be hurried.