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La Petite Academy

13009 Westlake Dr
Broomfield, CO 80020-5235

Phone:
(303) 460-0179

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"You want to know what's important to us and what your child will get out of the time he or she will spend at La Petite Academy. You want to know what our approach is to helping your child's development.
Our philosophy is centered around the early education of your child. Our unique age-specific programs and curricula are designed to move your child ahead developmentally, get him ready for school and teach him important social skills - in an environment that's warm, nurturing and fun.
We view nearly every activity in which your child engages as opportunities to teach. So when you visit La Petite Academy and see children playing with others or alone reading a book, you'll know they're also learning.
Every step of the way."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Children ages 12-18 months
6:00a.m. Greeting toddlers and parents (child-directed activities)
7:00 Breakfast (continuation of morning child-directed activities.)
7:30 Care Routines
Diapering
Hand-washing
8:00 Circle time activity
Toddlers are not required to participate, alternative activities will be available
8:30 Snack/Care Routines
9:00 Interest Centers
Teacher-directed activity (fine motor and/or language)
-Dramatic Play Center - props reflect theme/lesson plans
-Block Center contains materials for independent play
-Creativity & Art Center has available self-directed art materials as well as predetermined art projects
-Language & Circle Time Center - books will be available for the children to explore on their own. There will also be teacher-directed activities that may occur during the week.
9:30 Outdoor Classroom
Children are encouraged to create and play games with their peers. Teacher directed activities as well as self-directed games are gross motor oriented.
10:15 Interest Centers
11:00 Story Time
11:15 Lunch/ Care Routines
12:00p.m. Rest Time
Teacher-directed, quiet activities are available for toddlers who are awake
2:00 Care Routines
Child-directed activities-manipulatives
2:30 Afternoon Snack
3:00 Outdoor Classroom (gross motor oriented)
3:45 Music Time/Care Routines
Teacher-directed activities (music and movement)
4:15 Interest Centers
5:00 Table Top Games/Care Routines
5:30 Child-directed activities at interest centers
Teacher-directed activities (language and fine motor)
Care Routines
6:30 Greeting parents/departure with toddlers
Children ages 18-24 months
6:00a.m. Greeting toddlers and parents (child-directed activities)
7:00 Breakfast (continuation of morning child-directed activities.)
7:30 Care Routines
Diapering
Hand-washing
8:00 Snack/Care Routines
8:30 Circle time activity
Toddlers are not required to participate, alternative activities will be available
9:00 Interest Centers
-Teacher-directed activity (fine motor and/or language)
-Dramatic Play Center - props reflect theme/lesson plans
-Block Center contains materials for independent play
-Creativity & Art Center has available self-directed art materials as well as well as predetermined art project that require some assistance from the teacher
-Language & Circle Time Center - books will be available for the children to explore on their own. There will also be teacher-directed activities that may occur during the week.
9:45 Music Time/Care Routines
Teacher-directed activities (music and movement)
10:15 Outdoor Classroom
Children are encouraged to create and play games with their peers. Teacher directed activities as well as self-directed games are gross motor oriented.
11:00 Story Time
11:15 Lunch/ Care Routines
12:00p.m. Rest Time
Teacher-directed, quite activities are available for toddlers who are awake
2:00 Care Routines
Child-directed activities-manipulatives
2:30 Afternoon Snack
3:00 Interest Centers
3:45 Outdoor Classroom (gross motor oriented)
4:15 Table Top Games/Care Routines
4:45 Child-directed activities at interest centers
Teacher-directed activities (language and fine motor)
Care Routines
5:30 Afternoon Circle Time
Toddlers are not required to participate, alternative activities will be available
6:30 Greeting parents/departure with toddlers
6:00a.m. Greeting/Family Time Zone
7:00 Breakfast & Family Time Zone activities continue
8:30 Circle Time Activity
(Alternative activities will be provided for children who do not choose to participate.)
9:00 Morning Snack/Care Routines (bathroom, diaper changing and hand washing)
9:30 Outdoor Classroom
Children are encouraged to create and play games with their peers. Teacher directed activities as well as self-directed games are gross motor oriented.
10:15 Interest Centers/ Preschool Time:
Teacher-directed activity (fine motor and/or language)
Dramatic Play Center - props reflect theme/lesson plans
Block Center - contains materials for independent play
Creativity & Art Center- has available self-directed art materials as well as a predetermined art project that require some assistance from the teacher
Language & Circle Time Center - books will be available for the children to explore on their own. There will also be teacher-directed activities that may occur during the week.
11:00 Teacher-directed activity (Music/Movement)
11:30 Lunch/Care Routines
12:00p.m. Rest Time
Teacher-directed activities for children who are awake
2:00 Care Routines
Teacher-directed activities (Manipulatives) Quiet listening music
2:45 Afternoon Snack
3:15 Interest Centers
Teacher-directed activities (Thinking/Socio-emotional)
Child-directed activities in interest centers
4:00 Outdoor Classroom
4:45 Circle time/Literature Exploration
5:15 Family Time Zone begins
Teacher-directed activities (Language Development)
6:00 Family Time Zone continues
Care Routines
6:30 Greeting parents/departure with children
Early Preschool Daily Schedule
Opening-8:30am Exploration & Learning: Arrivals, breakfast, table work, large & small motor activities, learning center opportunities
8:30am Settling in, clean up
8:45am Morning Group Meeting: Welcome, daily review, attendance, jobs, weather, calendar, discussion topics
9:00am Music & Movement
9:15am Literacy & Language Enrichment: stories, poems, shared reading, and extension activities
9:30am *Early Preschool Projects & Learning Centers: Individual, partner, and/or small group child-directed & teacher facilitated work, observations & assessments
10:45am Transition/clean up
11:00am Outdoor Play Experiences
11:30am Handwashing

repare for lunch
11:45am Lunch
12:15pm Quiet Time
1:45pm Transition/afternoon snack
2:00pm Music & Movement
2:15pm *Early Preschool Projects & Learning Centers
3:15pm Transition/clean up
3:30pm Outdoor Play Experiences
4:00pm Afternoon Group Meeting: Review of the day, preview of tomorrow
4:15pm-Closing Exploration & Learning: Table work, large & small motor activities, learning center opportunities, welcoming parents
Preschool Daily Schedule
Opening-8:30am Exploration & Learning: Arrivals, breakfast, table work, large & small motor activities, learning center opportunities
8:30am Settling in, clean up
8:45am Morning Group Meeting: Welcome, daily review, attendance, jobs, weather, calendar, discussion topics
9:00am Music & Movement
9:15am Literacy & Language Enrichment: stories, poems, shared reading, and extension activities
9:30am *Preschool Projects & Learning Centers: Individual, partner, and/or small group child-directed & teacher facilitated work, observations & assessments
10:45am Transition/clean up
11:00am Outdoor Play Experiences
11:30am Handwashing

repare for lunch
11:45am Lunch
12:15pm Quiet Time
1:45pm Transition/afternoon snack
2:00pm Music & Movement
2:15pm *Preschool Projects & Learning Centers
3:15pm Transition/clean up
3:30pm Outdoor Play Experiences
4:00pm Afternoon Group Meeting: Review of the day, preview of tomorrow
4:15pm-Closing Exploration & Learning: Table work, large & small motor activities, learning center opportunities, welcoming parents"
Excerpted from the preschool's website