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School for Young Children

624 North Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone:
(850) 681-7889

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"School for Young Children’s educational philosophy is based on early childhood research and theories that emphasize:

The early childhood years are the most important developmental years of a person’s life.
Children learn best at their own pace in a non-biased environment that is nurturing, supportive, and replete with developmentally appropriate activities.

Children learn through their senses; learning activities must be concrete, real, and relevant.

Children should be given the opportunity to explore, discover, create and interact with their environment.

Learning environments should be rich with opportunities for children to communicate, and develop self-control.

Learning environments should also facilitate the development of self-esteem. Children should be respected, accepted, and comforted regardless of their behavior.

The focus of the early childhood curriculum should be on the whole child. It should provide for all areas of development: social, emotional, intellectual, and physical"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:30 SYC OPENS

7:30- 8:00 Indoor free choice

8:00-9:15 Outdoor play

9:15-9:30 Snack

9:30-10:15 Centers

10:15-10:30 Music

10:30- 11:30 Outdoor play

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-2:00 Nap

2:00-2:15 Snack

2:15-3:30 Outdoor play

3:30-4:15 Centers

4:15-4:30 Snack

4:30-5:30 Outdoor Play

5:30 SYC CLOSES

Preschoolers
7:30 SYC OPENS

7:30-8:15 Free choice indoor activities

8:15-8:30 Circle

8:30-9:15 Outdoor play

9:15-9:45 Snack/Circle

9:45-11:00 Centers

11:00- 12:00 Outdoor play

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:30 Nap

2:30-3:00 Snack

3:00-4:00 Outdoor play

4:00-5:00 Centers

5:00-5:30 Circle

5:30 SYC CLOSES

Pre-K/Kindergarteners
7:30 SYC OPENS

7:30-8:15 Free choice indoor activities

8:15-9:00 Play Centers

9:00 -9:15 Circle

9:15-10:00 Thematic Teaching (Journals)/snack

10:00- 11:00 Outdoor play

11:00-11:30 Direct Instruction

11:30-12:00 Free choice play

12:00-12:30 Outdoor play

12:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Nap

2:30-3:00 Snack

3:00-4:00 Outdoor play

4:00-5:00 Centers

5:00-5:30 Circle

5:30 SYC CLOSES
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community