9:00 - 9:10 Drop off
(Welcome, put things up, and find a center to play in)
9:10 - 9:30 Centers
9:30 - 9:50 Circle Time
(Calendar, Good Morning Song, Weather, Days of the week, Discussion)
9:50 - 10:15 Potty, Wash Hands, and SNACK TIME
10:15 - 11:15 Centers and Art / Science (Teacher Led Activity)
**The children will be separated into groups, they will rotate centers while each group gets time to do that day's teacher led activity. One teacher might be doing art, while the other will be doing something curriculum based, such as math, letter bingo, writing, etc.
11:15 - 11:45 Music or Movement
Depending on the day, the children will have music lead by Miss Sarah, where they have the opportunity to use various instruments, as well as listening to, and singing a wide variety of songs from around the world. Other days, the children will have movement led by Miss Sarah. This can be anything from dance, yoga, stretching, or tumbling.
11:45 - 12:00 Pick up Time
What time is drop off?
Doors open at 9:00am. Curriculum begins at 9:10am.
What time is pick up?
School concludes at 12:00pm. Pick up is appropriate between 11:45 and 12:00pm while children enjoy large studio activities.
What does my child need for school?
Children should have a packed book bag that includes a change of clothes, a morning snack, lunch and a refillable water bottle. Please be sure that all of your child’s belongings are clearly labeled.
What are appropriate snack and lunch items?
Children should have easy-to-eat finger foods that they are able to serve themselves to promote independence, as well as reduce the number of spills that happen from time to time with messier foods. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to warm up foods. A few great snack ideas include goldfish, pretzels, cheese and crackers, cut fruit, granola bars or dry cereal. Foods like wraps, sandwiches, or pasta are excellent lunch options. Warm items may be sent in a thermal container but we would ask that you please not send warm liquids like soup or overly saucy foods.
What foods are not appropriate?
We will not serve the children sugar-filled items such as candy or soda. Unless there are special dietary requirements, water will be the only beverage provided. If your child has dietary restrictions or requirements, please discuss these with preschool staff in order document the child’s file with clear instructions.
When should I keep my child at home?
Our Child Health Policy requires that children be kept at home when they exhibit any of the following symptoms:
- Fever (oral/ear temperature above 100 degrees);
- Persistent diarrhea;
- Conjunctivitis (commonly referred to as “pink eye”);
- Undiagnosed rash;
- Vomiting in the previous 24 hour period or any vomiting accompanied by other signs of illness;
- Jaundice (skin or eyes that are yellowed in appearance);
- Difficult or rapid breathing;
- Symptoms of strep throat or chicken pox;
- Head lice, scabies or other parasitic infections; or
Any condition in which the child acts ill and is unable to participate in classroom activities. If your child is sent home from preschool with an illness, they may not return until they are symptom free for a full, 24-hour period. In most circumstances, this will preclude attendance the following school day.
Who may pick up my child?
Safety is VERY important to us. We will only release your child to you or the people you have designated in their registration paperwork. We will only release children with written permission. Emails are not accessed during school hours and are therefore not an appropriate avenue for this kind of permission. If we are not yet familiar with you or your designated person, we will ask for valid identification to be presented before we will release your child. Please advise your designees of this policy prior to pickup.