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Tots Class Description




  • Gentle and loving first school experience for older 2’s and young 3’s
  • Focus on social-emotional and spiritual development with very gentle introduction to school readiness
  • Teacher to student ratio of 1:5
  • Classes offered Wed/Fri 8:00-10:00AM 


Typical Tots Class schedule

8:00                          Arrival

Children hang up coats; take drink out of their bag and place in cubby. Children can pick a center to join.

8:00- 8:50      Learning Centers

Children choose from among these centers:

  • Block center
  • Dramatic play
  • Art table
  • Sensory table
  • Sand table
  • Activity table
  • Book corner

The teacher may also work with small groups of children on specific skills/activities at various centers, as well as having “floor time” with the children.

8:50-9:00      Clean Up Time

Children assist the teachers in putting materials away.

9:00-9:10      Bathroom Break

Toileting and hand washing

9:10-9:25/11:25 – 11:40      Snack Time

Children and teachers share a healthy snack and conversation.  Everyone assists in cleaning up.

9:25-9:35     Story Time and Religion / Goodbye Meeting

Teacher reads a story to the whole class. Teacher leads children in Bible story, songs and/or fingerplays. Goodbye prayer and goodbye song

9:35-10:00     Gross Motor Activities

Children play outdoors in fenced-in play yard, weather permitting.  If outdoor play is not possible, children will use the indoor play equipment or participate in other movement activities.

10:00     Dismissal      

Children are dismissed outside.