The overarching philosophy of The Village Nursery School is to provide a developmentally appropriate program within a Christian setting that fosters the development of emotionally healthy children and stimulates children's natural interest in learning.
9:00 a.m. - Arrival - Consists of greeting friends, signing in and exploring the classroom.
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Meeting Time - A forum for welcoming the members of our classroom community to another day at school. It is a time to discuss, consider and revisit previous experiences to provide continuity from day to day. New ideas are offered and old ideas expanded upon. From these collaborative discussions, the days activities unfold.
9:30 - 10:50 a.m. - Work Time - A time for individual and small group activities and project related discussions and explorations. Choices may include: art experiences, block building, reading, writing, dramatic play, science opportunities, and snack.
10:50 - 11:00 a.m. - Clean-up
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. - Transition Meeting - This time is used to reflect on activities, plan for the afternoon activities, prayer, stories and prepare our room for lunch.
11:15-12:15 p.m. - Outdoor Play - Our playground is an extension of our classroom and provides opportunities for large motor skill activities (running, jumping, climbing and bike riding), art, reading, dramatic play, and observing nature.
12:15 - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch Time
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. - Transition and quiet time activities.
1:00 - 1:40 p.m. - Individual Choice - A time to revisit projects started earlier in the day or to visit activities not yet explored.
1:40 - 1:45 p.m. - Clean-up
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. - Closing Meeting - A time to share projects made at school, reflect on the days activities and a time for stories, songs and games.
2:00 p.m. - Farewell
Our day is flexible with an understanding that "things change."