Below are our Pre-School / Pre Kindergarten "Frequently Asked Questions".
What is a typical day like?
The following is our usual daily routine:
- Circle Time
- Activity Period (Music, Gym or Computers)
- Play time
- Clean up/Bathroom/Snack
- Story time
- Outside time
- Dismissal for morning only session
- Playtime/Story time
- Gross Motor Activities
What will my child learn?
Most parents want to know if their child will learn letters, numbers, how to write his/her name, etc. Your child will be given countless opportunities to learn all of the above through reading experiences, puzzles, manipulatives, game playing, dramatic play, block building …the list is long! We provide an environment that meets the developmental needs of your child which at the same time provides them with multitude of learning experiences. When you see playtime as part of our routine, what is really happening is that there is an amazing amount of learning going on…the children, though, just think they are playing! For example, at the playdough table, your child will be developing fine motor skills while also discovering properties of matter. In the dramatic play center, your child will be learning social skills, practicing oral language and will be playing cooperatively. At the manipulatives table, your child will be comparing objects, identifying numbers in a set, creating patterns, and matching items. We have a lot of centers and even more skills associated with each. So yes, your child will learn some basic academic skills but also much, much more.
Should I put my child in the half-day program or the full day program?
That really depends on your needs. Each half-day program stands on its own in regard to curriculum. In other words, our main curriculum is covered in the mornings. The afternoon portion of our day includes lunch, gross motor activities, a rest time and a short session of teacher directed activities. The afternoon program was mainly initiated for those parents who needed their children to be in school on a full time basis due to their work schedule.