To us, young preschoolers are inventors, discoverers and dreamers. Our teachers encourage them to observe, take things apart, build, create, draw and talk about what they've learned. Through thoughtful questions and gentle guidance we teach children how to take pride in their achievements. We build selfesteem.





3-year-olds are full of wonder. This is an exciting time for these young learners, who are changing physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. The focus of the preschool program is to give children the opportunity to learn through play in a loving, caring environment. Days are filled with busy explorations, investigations, and discoveries. Children express themselves through art, music, and movement. They practice math and number concepts using age-appropriate materials to organize, sort, count, build, and sequence. They explore the world of science through weather, cooking, and seasonal activities. They develop motor skills and coordination while running, jumping, hopping, skipping, throwing, and catching in the gym. They demonstrate an emerging love of reading and writing, using growing literacy skills during read-alouds, shared readings, reading groups, and writing centers..


Our children begin to develop a rich vocabulary and use language on a daily basis through informal conversations with their teachers. They discover a new way to express themselves both in words and ideas. This allows their social world to expand even further. Days are filled with making meaning of every learning opportunity encountered at school.




Children use language to share, communicate, and interact with friends. They enjoy books, stories, games, projects, and songs based on curricular themes that are introduced in a whole-group setting, then extended to small-group work and individual lessons. A print-rich environment and a love of reading are fostered to allow the children to practice literacy skills in real-life situations.




Sample PreSchool Daily Schedule


6:30 – 9:00 Arrival

Preschoolers are served breakfast. Quiet fine motor and language activities provided for open choice including puzzles, manipulatives, writing materials, listening center, and library.

9:00 – 9:30 Circle Time/ Large Group

Cognitive, language, music and movement activities take place including songs, nursery rhymes, puppet shows, acting out stories, and exercise.

9:30 – 10:45 Indoor Centers/ Small Group

Center choices include: blocks, dramatic play, art, music, science and discovery, table toys, library, writing, sensory motor (sand and water). Small Group, teacher-directed activities address essential concepts (colors, shapes, self help skills, etc.)

10:45 – 11:15 Story Time and Recall

Preschoolers recall their center time activity and books are read to children as a large group.

11:00 – 11:30 Outdoor Time

Outdoor choices include: gross motor, dramatic play, art, sand and water,

and science and discovery in the front playground

11:30 – 11:45 Clean-up / Wash Hands for Lunch

11:45 – 12:15 Lunch Time

12:15 – 12:30 Clean up

Preschoolers wash their hands and put their mats out in preparation for lunch.

12:45 – 3:15 Nap Time

Soft classical music played throughout naptime.

3:15 – 3:30 Clean-up and Bathroom Break

3:00 – 3:30 Snack Time/ Story Time

3:30 – 4:30 Indoor Centers

Center choices include: blocks, dramatic play, art, music, science and discovery,

table toys, library, writing, sensory motor (sand and water). During center time a

Small group, teacher-directed, activity will take place focusing on: emergent

literacy, pre-math and/or cognitive development.

4:30 – 5:30 Outdoor Centers

Outdoor Center choices include: gross motor, dramatic play, art, sand and water,

and science and discovery

5:30 – 6:00 Clean-up and Departure

Books are read to children until parents arrive.