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Oasis Early Learning Center

214 North Main Street
Moscow, ID 83843

(208) 892-2256


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our philosophy is to provide a variety of open-ended activities that will stimulate each child to use the available materials in an individual and creative way."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:30am onwards - arrival
We have a flexible start to our program to accommodate the needs of your family. You may arrive any time from 8:30am onwards. However, we prefer that you arrive by 9:00am so that your child has enough time to settle in and enjoy the activities before we move on to story time. Children are encouraged to greet each other, converse with staff members and become comfortable with the environment. This is a time where children can share news with an adult. Children will then make their job selection and move on to work time.
Work Time
Children will choose one job from a selection of activities such as: play table (sand), lacing shapes, play dough, wood blocks, dramatic play (kitchen), science table (magnets), bristle blocks, and the reading and writing center.
Children are encouraged to stick with their choice for 5 minutes, and then are free to move to other activities where there is room.
9:45am Story Time
Sharing books and stories together.
10:00am Snack
A healthy snack will be provided, such as fruit, cheese, crackers and juice.
10:15am Activity Time
Any special activities are planned for this time. This may be related to a story or on ongoing topic. Some activities are seasonal in nature and others are favorite activities.
Cildren who wish to participate in the special activities may do so, others may choose from activities such as: duplo, waffle blocks, sewing, painting, dominoes, dress up clothes, puzzles, and the reading and writing center.
11:00am Outdoor Play Time
As we use a covered outdoor play area, outdoor play can take place most days.
11:30am Circle Time
This time will focus on music – singing, using rhythm instruments, finger plays and movement.
11:50am Quiet Time
Children may choose to read quietly, draw or write in their journals.
12 noon Departure
Parents should arrive promptly to allow staff to clean up and prepare for the afternoon session in a timely fashion.
Excerpted from the preschool's website