Includes books, songs, show & tell, turn-taking, idea sharing, puppetry, music, felt-board stories, and games. Twice a month, we will have a musician visiting.
Includes free movement between our two rooms. We have a house center, blocks, playdough, puzzles, a bookshelf, a sandbox, a sensory table, paint easels, and much more. We provide children with opportunities to play in small or large groups and solitary play, as needed. We always have sensory materials out, and the easel is always open. The materials and play centers evolve and change with the seasons and as the children’s interests, needs, and abilities evolve.
We strive to create a more natural environment as we move forward, and our emerging curriculum strikes a balance between open-ended and teacher lead activities. We are a technology-free preschool.
Our snack time is family style, where children share the food they have contributed to the share basket. This is a chatty and communal part of the children’s day that fosters relationships, healthy eating (most of the time), and positive table skills. For the MWF 4s, lunch is brought from home.
Fun Food Fridays will start again soon. The class will help to make a shared meal. Ingredients and the recipe is posted by the door on Monday.
We spend time outside daily unless it is unsafe (too cold, windy, or icy). The preschool has a playground, a large sandbox, and some fun mud on wet days. There is plenty of room to run, roll tires, or sled on the world’s smallest sledding hill, and there is plenty of shade under the trees for cooling off or just hanging around.
Transition times can be stressful for some children. We do our best to keep transitions calm, predictable, respectful, and fun as we move from one part of our day to the next.