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Full Day 4 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 4 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.  
 
8:30-8:45am     Circle Time
Teacher leads whole class in:
- Good Morning Prayer
- Days of the Week Song
- What's the Weather Song
- Discuss the Calendar and pattern
- Talk about the theme of the day
 
8:45-9:00am     Story Time
Children listen to a story about the theme of the day.
 
9:00-9:15am     Bathroom Break and Snack
The whole class uses bathroom and washes hands. Children and teacher share a healthy snack and conversation. 
 
9:30-9:45am     Circle Time Continued
Talk about the theme of the day again and discuss small groups.
 
9:45-10:15am     Small Groups
Children participate in:
- Teacher Table
- Assistant Table
- Independent Activity Tables
 
10:15-10:30am     Get Ready for Recess
Children put on appropriate outdoor gear.
 
10:30-11:15am     Gross Motor Time / Recess
Children play outdoors, weather permitting. If outdoor play is not possible, children will use the indoor play equipment or participate in other movement activities.
 
11:15-11:30     Bathroom Break
The whole class uses bathroom and washes hands.
 
11:30-12:00pm     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.
 
12:00-12:20pm     Dancing and Digital Storybook
Children will use the smart board to engage in fun movement activities and listen to a story.
 
12:20-12:30pm     Bathroom Break
The whole class uses bathroom and washes hands.
 
12:30-2:00pm   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.
 
2:00-2:20pm   Wakeup and Bathroom Break
Children wake up and help put away their nap items. The whole class uses bathroom and washes hands.
 
2:20-2:35pm     Snack
Children and teacher share a healthy snack and conversation.
 
2:35-2:45pm     Religion
Teacher leads children in Bible Story, Intentions, songs, and/or fingerplays.
 
2:45-3:30pm     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
 
3:30-3:40pm     Clean Up Time
Children assist teachers in putting materials away and then meet on their carpet squares.
 
3:40-4:00pm     Dismissal