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Lowry Park Zoo

1101 Sligh Ave
Tampa, FL 33604

Phone:
(813) 935-8552

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To provide a safe, clean, pleasant and caring environment in which each child may develop his or her physical, social, emotional, and intellectual potential at his or her own pace while fostering a respect for wildlife and places through unique zoo interactions"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Early Childhood Schedule (12months-24 months)-Toddler Room
7:00-8:00 Morning Care with Pre-K Teacher
8:00-Free Centers and Creative Play
9:00-Diaper Changing and Clean Up
9:15- Stories and Songs
9:30- Snack
10:00- Zoo Walk or Playground Time
11:00-Diaper changing and hand washing
11:15-Stories and Songs
11:30-Lunch Time
12:00-Nap Time
2:00-Diaper Changing
2:30-Snack Time
3:00-Playground and Lecture Hall
4:00-Diaper Changing
4:15 Clean Up/Pack Up
4:30 Snack Time
5:00-6:00 Extended Care with Assistant Teacher

Early Childhood Schedule (24months-36 months)-Transition Room
8:00-Free Centers and Creative Play
8:45-9:15 Circle Time
9:15- Snack
9:30-9:45 Potty check and hand washing
9:45-10:15- Zoo Walk (Monday, Thursday), Water play (Tuesday, Friday) and Special Activity Wed.
10:15-10:30- Wash Hands and get drinks
10:30-11:00-Art
11:00- 11:15- Potty check and hand washing
11:15-11:45 Outside play

Pre-School (3-5 years of age)
8am-9am Welcome & Open Centers
9:00-9:20 Circle Time
9:20-9:35 Zoo Hike
9:35-10:00 Snack
10:00-10:30 Art
10:30-10:40 Potty Break
10:40-11:15 Outside Time
11:25-11:40 Story
11:40-12:00 Special Activity (Varies Daily)
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:00 Rest/Nap time
2:00-2:30 Wake up and prepare for dismissal
11:45- Wash Hands
11:55-12:25 Lunch
12:25-12:40 Potty and wash hands
12:40-2:30-Nap Time
2:30-Wake Up/Prepare to leave
3:00-Playground and Lecture Hall
4:00-Diaper Changing
4:15 Clean Up/Pack Up
4:30 Snack Time
5:00-6:00 Extended Care with Assistant Teacher
"
Excerpted from the preschool's website