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Bridgeway Preschool

3415 Oakley Rd
Antioch, CA 94509-7367

(925) 779-4700


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"General Objectives:
- Making God, His Word, and His Son, a part of every daily experience.
- Guiding the child to develop a positive self-concept.
- Introduce each child to the concepts of socialization.
- Help each child share new experiences.
- Encourage muscle development.
- Further encourage the development of "good manners."
- Awareness of nature around them.
- Introduction to simple science experiments.
- Awareness of the community around them.
- Self-expression through singing and rhythmic movement.
- Language development.
- Introduction to beginning academic skills."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:00-7:50 Supervised indoor play- children arriving early will be together in the Preschool
room with the morning teachers. This is a friendly, informal time where children
will be encouraged to join the group at the different interest area tables or in the
circle as they arrive.
7:50-8:00 Clean up and get ready for Circle Time.
8:00-8:20 Good Morning Singing Circle Time - all students and teachers in the Preschool
8:20-8:45 Children go with their teacher to their classroom; outside play, weather permitting.
8:45-12:00 Opening time - Calendar, weather, singing, prayer and flag salutes.
Curriculum Presentation - Children are introduced to the Arts, Sciences, Music,
and Rhythm, small and large motor skill development, shapes, colors, letters and
numbers concepts, language skills, sensory perception and reading readiness
Group Play - Children are given a choice of activities that allow them to play by
themselves or with other children. The areas include blocks, manipulative toys,
playdough, dramatic play readiness games and art activities.
Gross Motor Development - Physical activity to enhance large muscle
development for coordination.
Snack Time - Social time for conversation and time for the children to participate
and observe social behaviors. Children are involved in preparing and cleaning up.
12:00-12:30 Lunchtime for extended care students.
12:30-2:30 Naptime - Children enrolled in extended childcare take a rest.
2:30-3:30 Children get up, use the restroom, wash hands and prepare for snack. After snack
is eaten, their area is cleaned.
3:30-6:30 Indoor and outdoor activities - various activities are scheduled. Parents pick up
their children."
Excerpted from the preschool's website