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Graeagle Preschool

133 Hwy 89, P.O. Box 1636
Blairsden-Graeagle, CA 96103

(530) 836-0452


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Graeagle Preschool is based upon the philosophy of respect for the individual child, his/her ability to grow, to think, and to play creatively, while discovering education through hands-on experience. Graeagle Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or scholarship programs. We like to maintain an open door policy at Graeagle Preschool. If you have any comments or questions please feel free at any time to contact a Board member or the teacher."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily Schedule :
9:00 AM Discovery Centers - Children choose to learn through their play at a variety of carefully developed centers that cover each area of curriculum (i.e. math, science, literature, art, muscle development, and social skills).
9:50 AM Daily Routine - Welcome song, weather chart, sharing time, calendar, overview of the day's activities, letter & number of the week.
10:10 AM Snack Time - Family-style nutritious snack and beverage provided by the parent helper.
10:30 AM Circle Time - Songs, stories, music, creative movement, and introduction to small group activities.
10:50 AM Small Group Time - The children divide into small groups to work on projects and activities.
11:10 AM Outdoor Time - Outdoor free choice
12:15 PM Lunch - Children bring own cold lunch and beverage.
12:45 PM Movement Activity - Dancing, exercise & large muscle activity.
1:00 PM Creative Reading - Flannel stories, puppets & acting out plays.
1:20 PM Quiet Activity Time - Board games, puzzles & small motor skill building.
1:35 PM Alphabet Activity - Children participate in activities and games designed to promote learning of the letter of the week.
1:50 PM Free Reading - Children quietly read books to themselves or each other, ask an adult to read to them, or tell flannel board stories while waiting for parents to arrive. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website