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Children's Discovery Center Christian Pre-School

4850 Jurupa Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504

Phone:
(951) 781-3621

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Multi-cultural education begins right in the classroom. It begins with each child's family. Every family is different; they do things in different ways. Each family celebrates holidays in different ways. Each child has different eyes, hair, skin color, smile, and personality. But each child or person has the same basic needs. We all need love, kindness, and approval. We all feel happy, sad, pain, hunger, cold, and hot. After we teach the basic needs and differences in each child, we extend our understanding and appreciation for our ethnic children. Parents participate by preparing special ethnic food or sharing special ethnic items. We talk about how special our differences make us. Some of our teachers speak with an accent and will sing and play games in Spanish with the children. We teach the differences of our children; we teach about other parts of the world, with their folklore costumes and their modern ways of living. Children in other parts of the world play, laugh, and have the same basic needs as us, as well as special differences.
All boys and girls have the opportunity to participate in all the activities offered in our center. We respect all parental differences. Some moms and dads work in the home and some outside the home; some children live in homes with both parents, some in single-parent homes. Some live with stepparents, as well as stepbrothers and sisters. Some are from foster homes, and some may be adopted.
We believe that at the Children's Discovery Center, all children are created and loved by God equally; therefore, we love and teach the children about all nations, countries, and people.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Garden Room Daily Schedule
6:45 Children's Discovery Center Opens
6:45 - 7:45 Al Groups in Safari Room (free exploration)
7:45 Clean-up Time
7:50 Wash Hands for Snack
8:00 Outside for Snack
8:45 - 9:15 Worship (Story & Songs)
Group A: T. Mary & T. Emma / Group B: T. Cherry
(Group A and Group B Alternate Outside Activities and Learning Centers)
9:15 - 10:45Learning Centers (art; language; music / listening center; math; discovery / science; cut-n-color; manipulatives; puzzles; dramatic play; computer)
10:50 - 11:15 Workshop Group (Children divide into two or three groups to learn shapes, colors, letters, counting, patterns and sequencing.)
11:15 - 11:35Story Circle (theme related stories, songs, finger plays, name recognition, cultural awareness)
11:35 - 11:40 Wash Hands for Lunch
11:40 - 12:40 Lunch Time and Outside Play
12:40 - 12:55 Prepare for Nap (wash hands and face; potty and make cots)
1:00 - 3:00 Nap (rest on cots with music; books; quiet activities on individual cots at teacher's discretion)
3:00 Wake up from Nap, Put Away Bedding, Wash Hands for Snack
3:05 - 3:30 Snack Served
3:30 - 4:25 Outside Activities (free exploration, organized games, etc.)
4:25 - 4:30 Clean-up Playground
4:30 Wash Hands from Play
4:40 Story Circle and Songs
5:00 - 5:30 Transition over to the Safari Room
6:00 Children's Discovery Center Closed
Rainforest Room Daily Schedule :
6:45 Children's Discovery Center Opens
6:45 - 7:45 All Groups in Safari Room (free exploration)
7:45 Clean-Up Time
7:50 Wash Hands for Snack
8:00 Outside for Snack
8:55 - 9:15 Worship (Story and Songs)
Group A: T. Heidi & T. Patty C. / Group B: T. Jennifer (Group A and group B alternate outside activities and learning centers)
9:20 - 10:05 Learning Centers (art; language; music / listening center; math; discovery / science; cut-n-color; manipulatives; puzzles; dramatic play; computer)
10:00 - 11:05 Outside Activities (free exploration, organized games, science and art)
11:00 - 11:30 Workshop Groups (Children divide into two groups for pre-reading; language; writing; letter recognition; math-counting
11:30 - 11:50
patterns; sequencing; number recognition; journals)
Story Circle (theme related stories, songs, finger plays,
11:50 name recognition, cultural awareness)
12:00 Wash Hands for Lunch
12:45 - 1:00 Lunch Time
1:00 - 3:00 Prepare for Nap
3:00 Nap
3:05 - 3:30 Wash Hands for Snack
3:30 - 4:20 Snack Served
4:20 - 4:30 Outside Activities (free exploration, organized games, etc.)
4:30 Clean-up Playground
4:40 Wash Hands from Play
5:00 Story Circle and Songs
6:00 Free Play in Safari or Garden Room
Children's Discovery Center Closed
Safari Room Daily Schedule :
6:45 Children's Discovery Center Opens
6:45 - 7:45 All Groups in Safari Room (free exploration)
7:45 Clean-Up Time
7:50 Wash Hands for Snack
8:00 - 8:30 Snack Time
8:30 - 9:00 Outdoor Free Play
9:00 - 9:15 Worship (Story and Songs)
Staff: T-Denise, T-Andrea J, T-Kathie
9:20 - 10:15 Learning Centers (art; language; music / listening center; math; discovery / science; cut-n-color; manipulatives; puzzles; dramatic play; computer)
10:15 - 11:15 Outside Activities (free exploration, organized games, science and art)
11:15 - 11:30 Story Circle (theme related stories, songs, finger plays, small group activities)
11:30 Wash Hands for Lunch
11:35 Lunch Time
12:30 Prepare for Nap
1:00 - 3:00 Nap
3:05 Wash Hands for Snack
3:05 - 3:30 Snack Served
3:30 - 4:20 Outside Activities (free exploration, organized games)
4:20 - 4:30 Clean-up Playground
4:30 Wash Hands from Play
4:40 Story Circle and Songs
5:00 Free Play
6:00 Children's Discovery Center Closed "
Excerpted from the preschool's website