Day at a Glance & Special Activities
Outside Fun & Gross Motor Activities
Supports physical development & encourages exercise with direct access to; a playground, a soccer field, a ‘cement pad’ (for bike/trike riding and active games), as well as a groomed hiking trail in the forest. Various pieces of equipment are incorporated to support gross motor games (such as parachute & ‘obstacle’ course pieces.)
Promotes healthy eating, manners, appropriate social skills and, because your child learns to take care of his or her own snack box, fosters independence.
Opportunities to learn the days of the week, numbers, Birthday months and listen to stories.
Social Choice Time
Develops independence, decision making skills, social and emotional growth, and appropriate play skills that teach a child how to be a good friend.
Foster individual creativity while following a plan and instructions.
Tidy Up Time
Encourages a sense of responsibility and team work while helping peers.
Show and Tell
Traditionally starts in the second half of the school year, the class participates all together in the wonder of science. The experiments range from ‘ice bird feeders’, ‘volcanoes’, ‘planting’, ‘ocean in a jar’ and much more.
Daily Program Routine
8:30: Program starts – Good Morning Song
8:30 – 9:50: Outdoor Time
Structured Physical Activity — Bikes, Soccer, Parachute, Active Games, Creative Movement, Forest Hiking, Nature Exploring
Group Sharing Circle (outside weather permitting)
Songs, Songs with Preschool Instruments, Story Time, Cognitive Learning Games, Nature Study, Creative Movement, Show & Tell, Science, Yoga
9:50 – 10:10: Indoor Transition Bathroom & Handwashing
• Calendar, Nature Study Learning and Story Time
10:20 – 11:15 (or longer, if needed): Learning Activities
(each day 1 of these will be presented along with play/social choices)
- Play/Social choices
- Kindergarten Readiness Skills
- Fine Motor / Cognitive
- Free Expression Art
- Drawing Books
11:15: Book Buddy Time
• Independent book selection time. The Leader will choose a book to be read before home time
11:30: Home Time & Good Bye Song (for children registered in the morning program)
11:30 – 11:50: Lunch Students (Group social/play time while we prepare for Lunch (bathroom & handwashing)
Lunch Activity: (each day 1 or 2 of these will be presented)
- Discussion topics lead by children
- Question of the Day
- Games (verbal, cognitive)
- Story Time
12:20 Home Time Transition Routine
12:30: Home (for children registered in the extended program)