The site of the Learning Bridge provides a homelike setting with four primary rooms where specific play areas are set up. There is a classroom, a dramatic play area, a movement and circle time room, and a primary room where children do art everyday and eat snacks and lunch. The three level backyard has multiple play areas including a fun sand area and room to ride cars. There are various playhouses, climbing areas and slides. The Learning Bridge's primary emphasis is to develop communication and social skills and to ready the child for a successful transition into Kindergarten. Free play with some structure balances the day between activities that the child can choose and teacher directed curriculum. The art teacher follows a monthly schedule of themes and the children do art daily with reference to the theme being studied for the week. A Dance Teacher comes in weekly and we have a Gymnastics Teacher that comes in bi-monthly. Music and singing are part of our daily activities. The Learning Bridge Preschool has three parties/potlucks per year where all parents can meet and the children have presentations, dance and songs for the parents. Parents are also invited to come for multicultural events throughout the year and enjoy ethnic dishes prepared by parents. The school has an excellent teacher to child ratio (1 to 6). Our teachers are dedicated and well educated in the field. We have fun!
The school follows a daily schedule. For the first two hours, the child may choose his/her area where the child wishes to play. Playdough, lego building, blocks, dress-up and free-art are the primary point of interests.
At 9:30am, every child helps clean up, then circle, art, book reading and snack time occur. We go outside or have a special dance class, gymnastics or music. The pre-K children may go on a field trip during the summer months.
Lunch is served at noon. Part-time children go home and some children nap while the non-nappers stay in the classroom and color, do puzzles, etc.
Children wake up at 2:15pm; we have Pre-K snack, then preschoolers snack. Pre-K children work in the classroom, then the whole group goes outside.
At 5pm, we have another snack and children choose their activity until parents pick them up.
School closes at 6pm.