Preschool Schedule

Inside Time
8:30 – 11:15 a.m.

The children have free movement between the classrooms among the following areas. There are two teacher-involved activities in each room during inside time.

  • Art table
  • Water or manipulative materials
  • Block area
  • Paper, pencils, crayons, scissors
  • Housekeeping/dramatic play area
  • Self-correcting games or activities
  • Table or floor games
  • Music/group activities
  • Snack making
  • Painting
  • Concept table
  • Books
  • Puzzles
  • Library loft
  • Science center
  • Mini museum center

Music/group activities includes such activities as: Scarf dancing, listening to records, learning songs, playing musical games, using instruments, exercising to records, learning different dances, doing rhythm exercises, making believe, concept learning, playing finger games and activity records.

Outside Time
11:15a.m. – 12:00 midday

We have 45 minutes of outside exercise and play daily. It is as important for Preschoolers to develop their large muscles, as it is to develop their learning abilities. Our outdoor activities include:

  • Playing with wheel toys and sand toys
  • Playing in the sand area
  • Bubble blowing
  • Water play
  • Playing on the swings and climbing equipment
  • Woodworking
  • Painting
  • Nature walks
  • Playing with balls
  • Playing on the balance beam
  • Parachute play
  • Other activities on the grass area

Our daily schedule and routine from 8:30am – 12:00pm is as follows:

  • Inside time (approximately 2 hours – the doors between the three rooms are opened at about 9:30 a.m.)
  • Clean-up and bathroom
  • Snack time
  • Music and group activities
  • Story time/share time
  • Outside time (approximately 45 minutes)
  • Dismissal

Our daily schedule and routine from 12:00 – 3:00pm is as follows:

  • Outside time (approximately 30 minutes)
  • Lunch
  • Rest time
  • Story/dismissal

Our daily schedule and routine after 3:00pm is as follows:

  • Outside time (approximately 45 minutes)
  • Snack
  • Inside play
  • Story/dismissal

We have the opportunity to have special events come to our Preschool in lieu of leaving the campus on outside field trips. In February we will begin to plan these special days. We will try to relate these programs to the topics of the month.