Piedmont Play School is a safe, happy, warm and secure place for children. Nestled in centrally located Hampton Field, this small cooperative preschool nurtures and respects each child's individuality.
Twenty-two children aged between two years and nine months and five years participate in our two year program before entering kindergarten. The school meets five days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Piedmont Play School follows the Piedmont Public School calendar observing the same holidays and vacations.
The school attempts to maintain an equal number of girls and boys, and the children are divided into two classes: the Bluebirds (three-year-olds) and the Yellowbirds ( four-year-olds). Extracted from www.piedmontplayschool.org
A typical day begins with a welcoming greeting and an invitation to try two new art projects.
During the first hour of supervised free play, the child may also choose to explore: A daily changing activity at the manipulative table. The drawing table with paper, scissors, crayons, markers and stickers The tactile table with play dough, cornmeal, colored rice or beans. The science area with our pet guinea pig, an aquarium, magnifying glasses and other treasures. The 'playing house' area; the 'dress up' area with costumes and hats. A stimulating variety of puzzles, trains, blocks, trucks, Legos, and other manipulative toys: or A good book on a cozy lap on the couch.
Circle time begins after free play. The children love to sing songs, listen to stories, do finger plays and musical games and participate in science experiments at circle.
Our strong language arts program encourages the children to speak up and share their experiences and to listen to their friends during this special time.
After circle time the children go outside to play. Bikes, jump ropes, chalk, balls, bubbles and other outdoor games are available.
When the children come in, a nutritious snack awaits them.
A restful small circle time follows with sharing and books. Afterwards, the children enjoy more time outside.
The day ends with a closing circle.
Our regular school curriculum is enriched by a program of visitors and field trips.
Sulphur Creek's visits thrill the children with live animals. We have a weekly sign language teacher in the Spring. We enjoy visits to Piedmont school libraries for story time or to the Piedmont Fire Department and Piedmont park. We also have taken field trips to the pumpkin patch, Tilden Park, Habitot Museum, and Crab Cove. Parents (and Grandparents, too!) enhance our program by sharing their own special talents and hobbies, such as story telling, drawing, music, and origami.
Extracted from www.piedmontplayschool.org