Preschool 1, 2 & 3
Our center has 3 preschool classrooms. Children are divided between these three rooms based on their age and their abilities.
Preschool 1 is typically composed of children who have recently just turned 3 years old.
Preschool 2 typically is where children between 3 and 4 years old are.
Preschool 3 is composed of children between the ages of 4 and 5.
Our center is focused on play-based learning; each of our preschool classrooms are made up with "centers". Toys are sorted and stored based on what center they belong to; there's dramatic play, blocks, reading, puzzles and games, manipulatives, art, science, and sensory centers.
Each week our teacher composes a lesson plan with specific activities based on a theme. Our children will participate in unstructured play every day with each other in addition to completing these specific activities as a class.
We continue our development of gross motor skills through time in the "BigRoom" and on our very own playground built just for preschoolers to use.
Every morning each of our preschool classrooms conduct circle time every morning. We discuss the days of the week and our months in addition to things like letters, numbers, shapes, colors and more! The older the children get, the more advanced our circle time topics and interactions become!
We spend lots of time doing arts and crafts in our preschool rooms! We encourage our kids to color and draw during free play times in addition to doing structured and planned crafts with our teachers every day.
In our preschool classroom we focus on taking turns, sharing, and using kind words to solve conflicts. We believe in using redirection in the face of challenging behaviors rather than punishment and we whole-heartedly believe in second chances for all children.
What Do I Need to Provide?
- Diapers/Pull-ups (if applicable)
- Water bottle
- An extra set of clothes
- Sneakers for outdoor play
- A napmat or blanket and pillow
- A stuffed animal for naptime (if desired)