Preschool (3 to 4 Years Old)

15 children maximum with 2 teachers (often there is a 3rd assistant)

Children at this age will think more creatively and spend time completing tasks. Problem solving skills have really taken off at this age and despite finding a task difficult. In addition to their persistence, they are also becoming logical thinkers and can understand the differences in groups of objects. This will ensure they have a strong foundation as they begin to ready themselves for Kindergarten.

Cognition Skill

  • Applies new information or vocabulary to an activity.
  • Tries several methods to solve a problem before asking for assistance.
  • Draws or scribbles and explains what the drawing is.
  • Names some numerals.
  • Increasing understanding of duration of time.
  • Creates or copies all simple shapes.
  • Sorts objects by one or more characteristic.
  • Compares the size of various everyday objects.
  • Place objects in a specific order.
  • Identifies categories of objects.

Communication Skill

  • Uses new vocabulary in everyday experiences.
  • Responds appropriately to a request.
  • Uses three to four word sentences with noun and verb.
  • Beings to recall parts of a story.
  • Predicts what will happen next.
  • Changes intonation and tone to communicate meaning.
  • Follows nonverbal directions.
  • Participates and creates songs, rhymes, and games that play with sounds of language.
  • Recites all letters of the alphabet.
  • Uses pictures to predict a story.
  • Expresses the title of a favorite book.
  • Begins to write name.

Social and Emotional Development

  • Shows enthusiasm about the company of other children.
  • Makes and maintains a friendship with at least one other child.
  • Communicates with other children to solve problems.
  • Communicates with adults about recent activities.
  • Approaches other children positively.
  • Seeks out other children to play with.
  • Follows familiar routines.
  • Asks simple questions.

Preschool Class Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule may alter depending on the needs of the children

  • 8:00am - 8:45 amDrop-offs, welcome children, free-play and/or structured-play, trains, story-time.
  • 8:45am - 9:20amAssigned Center Time (Blocks, puzzles, kitchen area, etc.)
  • 9:20am - 10:00amBreakfast, clean-up/wash-up
  • 10:00am - 10:15amTransition time (Bathroom Time, Hand Washing and clean-up)
  • 10:15am - 10:45amCircle Time, Music & Movement
  • 10:45am -11:30amOutdoor activities (Playground) - (weather permitting) / Indoor Gross motor activities (yoga/music class)
  • 11:30am -12:00pmTransition time - (Book reading / Story time)
  • 12:00am -12:10pmHand washing before lunch time
  • 12:10pm - 12:45pmLunch time
  • 12:45pm -1:00pmBathroom use / Wash hands
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pmRest-time and/or quiet-time
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pmAfternoon snack, clean-up/bathroom use/wash-up
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pmSpanish time (Circle time)
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pmOutdoor Activities (weather permitting) / Indoor activities free-play and/or structured-play
  • 4:45pm - 5:10pmPuzzles and Manipulatives
  • 5:10pm - 6:00pmFree play and Pick up Time

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