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Mountain Gymnastics & Dance

419 E Stuart St
Fort Collins, CO 80525-1480

(970) 482-3118


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

"8:30 or 12:30 Arrival & Free Play
Allowing the children to play throughout the room allows us to have fun, attention diversion activities for easier
separation from parents.
8:50 or 12:50 Group Time
This time is spent sitting on the floor in a large group. We are doing the bulk of our direct teaching at this time with
stories, calendar activities, songs, finger plays and directions for the table activities.
9:10 or 1:10 Table Activities
This time allows the children to make choices about what they'd like to do and when. Three activities are set up at
the tables; one fine motor, one art, and one varying activity. When the children are finished with the table activities
they may return to play in any area of the room including manipulative, large block, dramatic play, book and art
10:00 or 2:00 Snack
Parents signup for and provide snack and drink on a daily basis. All snacks must be store bought to meet state
health regulations. The children learn social skills and manners during this time as well as sanitary practices.
10:30 or 2:30 Large Motor
The last hour of preschool varies from day to day. One day each week will be a 1 hour gymnastics class, a ½ hour
music class, and other activities including show and share, recess and games.
11:30 or 3:30 Pick-up Time
Children gather their belongings and go home for the day. Optional Spanish and Dance classes are available as an
extra activity after morning preschool or before afternoon preschool.
Excerpted from the preschool's website