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Junior Class Description




  • 3 day a week developmentally appropriate program aimed at school readiness and social and spiritual development
  • Teacher to student ratio of 1:7
  • Classes offered M/T/TH 8:00-10:50AM OR 12:15-3:05PM

Typical Junior Class schedule

8:00 AM-8:15 / 12:15-12:30 PM   Settling In Time

Children arrive.  They choose from a variety of independent activities, enabling the teacher to welcome students.. The assistant teacher will support children and teacher.

8:15-8:20 / 12:30-12:35            Clean Up Time

Children assist teachers in putting materials away and then meet on their carpet squares.

8:20-8:35 / 12:35-12:50            Circle Time

Teacher leads whole class in:

  • Hello song and prayer
  • Calendar activities (counting, days of week, weather)
  • Movement song / fingerplay/ story / theme-related activity

The teacher explains the learning center choices and each child shares their plan for how/where they would like to start center time.

8:35-9:30 / 12:50-1:45             Learning Center Time

Children choose from among these centers:

  • Block center                             **students will work with Motor Moms &Dads on
  • Sensory/”touching” table         their scheduled day
  • Art center
  • Teacher table
  • Activity table
  • Writing center
  • Book corner
  • Listening center

9:30-9:35 / 1:45-1:50                      Clean Up Time

Children assist teachers in putting materials away.

9:35-9:45 / 1:50-2:00            Religion


Teacher leads children in Bible story, songs and/or fingerplays.



9:45-9:55 / 2:00-2:10             Bathroom Break

Whole class uses bathroom and washes hands for snack.

9:55-10:15 / 2:10-2:30            Snack Time

Children and teachers share a healthy snack and conversation.  All help to clean up.

10:15-10:25 / 2:30-2:40            Story Time

Teacher reads a book to whole class.

10:25-10:30 / 2:40-2:45            Goodbye Meeting


Goodbye prayer and goodbye song



10:30-10:50 / 2:45-3:05            Gross Motor Time

Students play outdoors, weather permitting.  If outdoor play is not possible, students will use the indoor play equipment or participate in other movement activities.

10:50 / 3:05            Dismissal

Children are dismissed outside.