"The quality of a program is based upon the teachers knowledge of the way children learn and develop. Therefore, we take into consideration the childs needs, strengths, and interests. Next, we implement a program specially catered for the individual child."
To achieve maximum learning children need to feel secure in their environment. They will be given developmentally appropriate learning experiences, which are meaningful to their lives! Children learn best best when it's all about them (ME, ME, ME)!!
We provide safety and secure to ensure the process of learning is fun.
We provide developmently appropriate activities to ensure development of a positive self concept.
We value the family unit by helping each member understand the developing child.
We respect cultural background of each child by planning cultural experiences.
We gently guide children towards self-discipline and encourage exploration and problem solving skills.
Excerpted from the preschool's website
The Little Tree Preschool
Times and activities may vary to accommodate the individual needs of children.
Meals & Nap time: Children may eat and nap any time throughout the day.
7:00 AM Open/Indoor play - Families and children are greeted and children choose any activity to play.
9:00 AM Arrival: Half-day families and children are greeted and children choose any activity to play.
10:00 AM Academic time - Children split up into groups and participate in teacher-directed activities such as pre-reading, pre-math, and finger plays to reinforce academic subjects.
10:15 AM Snack time - Socializing with friends and practicing good manners.
10:30 AM Outdoor play - Children exercise their bodies by climbing on the jungle gym, riding on tricycles, playing ball, exploring in the sand & water table, or playing child-initiated games.
11:30 AM Group time - Children share what they did, music and movement activity, read aloud, record ideas, or write experience story. In addition, a review of the calendar, weather, and/or special days/announcements.
11:45 AM Lunchtime - Children help prepare the tables for lunch. Time to practice our social skills and nutrition knowledge!
12:30 PM Rest time - Listening to stories and quiet music and falling asleep.
1:30 PM Quiet activities - Children are given quiet activity choices and some children prepare to go home.
2:30 PM Snack - Children serve themselves and enjoy and healthy foods.
3:00 PM Outside play - Fun, fitness, and games!
5:00 PM Choice time - Art, science, or cooking activity!
6:00 PM Quiet time - Group story time.
6:30 PM Closing - See you tomorrow!
This schedule accommodates preschoolers attention span, physical needs, and interests.