Room: 6
Preschool - 3 to 4 years old

The Preschool room is designed for 20 children 3 and 4 years of age with two trained teachers. All teachers are involved in team planning of activities. The staff/child ration is kept at a maximum of 1:10 that make up two small groups in the room.

the children have a multitude of activities to choose from throughout the day such as; sensory tables, books, writing area, blocks, quiet (manipulative), art, housekeeping, computers, puzzles, paint easels, and science. A daily schedule of activities are based on our educational philosophy of encouraging and guiding children to become "active learners." Teachers are supportive and sensitive to each child's learning style and employ different methods to help the children grow. Materials, choice, and the use of Language are all keys to encourage the children's efforts.

The children have small group time where teachers plan learning activities, which focus on creative representation, language and literacy, movement and music, time, space, number, classification, social initiative, or nature and science. These activities are hands on so children will have optimal learning experience.

The children also have a large group time during the day where they play games, listen to stories, act out stories, listen to music, or hold discussions. this time helps the children learn to focus, acquire turn taking skills and fosters a sense of community. The children do take naps and are assigned a cot for their use only.

Children go outside daily throughout the year for both free play and planned activities. In addition, the preschoolers use the Motor Skills Room in small groups to help with small and gross motor development. The MS Room is especially helpful on bad weather days.

Parents may stop by at any time to visit their child. Not everyone can stop by to visit so parents are welcome to call during the day to talk with staff. Teachers are always looking for new experiences for the children, so if you have a special talent or skill to share, talk with the teacher so we might  incorporate them into the appropriate lesson plans.

Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled in the spring. Additional conferences in relation to a child's development may be arranged upon request.