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New Day School - Fort Mojave

2200 Sotol Lane
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Phone:
(928) 855-9660

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our program aims to develop the child's overall growth, including their social, intellectual, physical and emotional development. We believe in the uniqueness of each child, and that children go through the same developmental stages, but the timing and method of their growth varies. Keeping this in mind, we have structured a creative center-oriented learning environment in which your child will actively participate. Children will have the opportunity to explore, initiate their own learning, make decisions, create and have the freedom of making choices.
Children learn through play by doing and experiencing the selected educational games. The teacher becomes a facilitator, a guide and an active observer.
We believe that by providing children with a warm,caring and stimulating environment they become unique indivduals with a strong positive self image to carry into their future lives.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:00 A.M. EARLY MORNING ACTIVITIES
SOCIALIZING
CLAY
DRAMA
FINE MOTOR SKILLS
BLOCK PLAY
8:00 A.M. CIRCLE TIME
SONGS
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
GROUP ACTIVITES
8:30 A.M. OUTSIDE PLAY
GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES
9:00 A.M. RAINBOW TIME
GREETING
NAME SONG
CALENDAR
TIME
DIRECTIONS (PRESENTATION OF NEW CONCEPTS AND GAMES)
WEATHER
9:20 A.M. LEARNING CENTERS
DURING THIS TIME, THE CHILDREN GO TO THE CENTERS OF THEIR CHOICE INITIATING THEIR OWN LEARNING.
THE TEACHERS ROLE IS TO GUIDE AND OBSERVE YOUR CHILD'S THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITIES.
INDOOR CENTERS
VISUAL ACTIVITIES
AUDITORY ACTIVITIES
FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES
COMPUTER
ART
DRAMA
BLOCK
PUZZLES
CLAY
SCIENCE
TRACING
WRITING
LIBRARY
ABC ACTIVITIES
123....
COLORS
TELEPHONE (ORAL CONVERSATIONS)
OUTDOOR CENTERS
PAINTING
CARPENTRY
SAND PLAY
WATER PLAY
GARDENING
GROSS MOTOR SKILLS
10:20 A.M. CLEAN UP
10:30 A.M. SNACKS
VARIOUS FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND JUICES
SNACKS WILL BE AVAILBLE THROUGHOUT OUR STATION TIME. THE CHILDREN WILL GET THEIR OWN SNACK WHEN THEY ARE READY

10:40 A.M. CIRCLE TIME
STORY TELLING
DRAMATIZATION
FINGER PLAY
MUSIC/MOVEMENT
COUNTING
LISTENING ACTIVITIES
SPEAKING ACTIVITIES
SOCIAL STUDIES

11:00 A.M. OUTSIDE PLAY
GROSS MOTOR SKILLS
FREE PLAY

11:20 A.M. QUIET TIME
RELAXATION
CLEAN UP FOR LUNCH

11:25 A.M. LUNCH
11:55 A.M. CLEAN UP
REST PERIOD PREPARATIONS

12:10 P.M. REST PERIOD
NAPPING
QUIET READING
CREATIVE THINKING
COMPUTER SKILLS

2:00 P.M. GOOD AFTERNOON
WAKING UP
SOCIALIZING
QUIET PLAY

2:45 P.M. SNACK TIME
VARIOUS FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND JUICES
100% FRUIT JUICES

3:00 P.M. OUTSIDE PLAY
GROSS MOTOR SKILLS
INDIVIDUAL PLAY AND GROUP GAMES
EXPLORATION

3:30 CIRCLE TIME
STORY TELLING
DRAMATIZATION
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
HARMONY AND BALANCE
COUNTING
LISTENING ACTIVITIES
RHYTHM

4:10 P.M. SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
LEARNING CENTERS
GROUP DRAMA
COOKING
ARTS AND CRAFTS
GROUP GAMES

5:00 P.M. SPECIAL JOBS (CLOSING)
LOWERING THE FLAG
FREE PLAY
PET FEEDING
INDOOR PLANT CARE
STRAIGHTING UP ROOMS

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Excerpted from the preschool's website