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Pre-School » Full Day 3 year olds Class Description

Full Day 3 year olds Class Description

 
Highlights
 
  • Care available from7:50am-4pm for 20/21 school year.
  • Care available from 7:30am-6pm for the 21/22 school year.
  • Teacher to student ratio of 1:5
  • Appropriately structured preschool program within warm, nurturing full day care
  • Flexible scheduling allows for choice of 2, 3, 4, or 5 days

 

Typical Full Day 3 Year Old Class Schedule

8:00-8:30am     Settling In Time
Children arrive. They choose from a variety of independent activities, enabling the teacher to welcome students.  
 
8:30-8:50am     Transition Time
Children look at books and complete a learning activity.
 
8:50-9:00am     Clean Up Time
Children assist teachers in putting materials away and then meet on their carpet squares.
 
9:00-9:20am     Circle Time
Teacher leads whole class in:
- Hello song, prayer, and Pledge of Allegiance
- Calendar activities
- Morning Message on White Board
- Movement song / fingerplay / anchor story / theme-related activity
 
9:20-9:30am     Bathroom Break 
The whole class uses bathroom and washes hands. 
 
9:30-10:20am     Learning Centers
Children can choose from among these centers:
- Block Center
-Dramatic Play
-Sand Table
- Sensory ("touch") Table
-Art Center
-Activity Table
-Writing Center
-Book Corner
-Teacher Table (students are called over to work with the teacher on projects, games, writing, learning activities, etc. during this time)
 
10:20-10:30am     Clean Up Time
Children assist teachers in putting materials away and then meet on their carpet squares.
 
10:30-10:40am     Bathroom Break and Snack
The whole class uses bathroom and washes hands. Children and teacher share a healthy snack and conversation. 
 
10:40-11:05am     Gross Motor Time / Recess
Children will get dressed to play outside. Children play outdoors, weather permitting. If outdoor play is not possible, children will use the indoor play equipment or participate in other movement activities.
 
11:05-11:15am     Bathroom Break
The whole class uses bathroom and washes hands.
 
11:15-11:45am     Tabletops / Playtime
Children work with the teacher on specific skills. Children choose different activities while not at the teacher table.
 
11:45-11:50am     Clean Up Time
Children assist teachers in putting materials away and then meet on their carpet squares.
 
11:50-12:00pm     Bathroom Break 
The whole class uses bathroom and washes hands.
 
12:00-12:30pm     Lunch
Children sit at the tables and say lunch prayer, then eat their lunch. When finished, children will clean up their spot, then sit down on the carpet and look at a book.
 
12:30-1:00pm     Bible Story / Religion
Teacher leads children in Bible Story, Intentions, songs, and/or fingerplays.
 
1:00-1:10pm     Bathroom Break
The whole class uses bathroom and washes hands
 
1:10-2:20pm     Rest Time
Children assist the teacher in preparing cots for rest time. Children get blankets and stuffed animals for rest. They rest on their cots for at least 30 minutes. Those not asleep will be permitted to have books to read and/or other quiet activities.
 
2:20-2:30pm     Wakeup
Children wake up and help put away their nap items.
 
2:30-3:30pm     Learning Centers
Children choose from centers listed above.
 
3:30-3:40pm     Clean Up Time
Children assist teachers in putting materials away and then meet on their carpet squares.
 
3:40-3:50pm     End of the Day Meeting
Children sit in circle time to discuss their day, what was learned, and what to look forward to at school tomorrow. 
 
3:50-4:00pm     Dismissal