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A Mother's Touch

1200 South Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Phone:
(847) 357-1721

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our mission is to provide a safe and loving place where a child can grow and develop at his/her own pace. A place where babies are rocked and cuddled, where toddlers are free to explore and learn from their experiences and where preschoolers can paint, laugh, play, and making lasting friendships. By providing your child with opportunities to explore, experiment, and have meaningful social interactions with others, we foster independence, which leads to higher self-esteem and self-knowledge.
We believe in the importance of school and home working together. Our belief is a child's parents are their best educator. Our center provides communication to parents and many opportunities for parent involvement.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddlers:
6:30-8:00 Arrival / Free choice
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Circle time / Clean up
9:00-10:00 Outside / Gym
(9:30 Diaper changes)
10:00-10:30 Snack
10:30-11:15 Art / Sensory / Manipulative
11:15-11:30 Circle time
11:30-12:00 Lunch
(11:45 Diaper changes)
12:00-12:30 Music and movement
12:30-3:00 Nap
(2:45 Diaper changes)
3:00-3:15 Snack
3:15-4:15 Art / Sensory
4:15-4:30 Circle time
4:30-5:00 Outside / Gym
5:00-6:00 Free choice
(5:00 Diaper changes)



Daily Schedule - 2's crew
6:30-8:00 Arrival / Free choice activities
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Morning Circle Time
8:45-9:30 Sensory table, games, dramatic play
(9:00 Diapers / potty)
9:30-10:00 Gym
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-11:30 Art, sensory table, small group activities
(11:00 diapers, potty)
11:30-11:45 Clean up and get ready for circle time
11:45-12:00 Setup lunch, read stories, sing songs, puppets, etc.
12:00-12:30 Lunch (teachers ready room for nap)
12:30-3:00 Nap with soft music
(children each get books from library for nap)
3:00-3:30 Snack
(diapers, potty)
3:30-4:00 Gym
4:00-5:00 Projects, cooking, free choice activities
5:00-5:30 Music & movement, songs
5:30-6:00 Quite table toys, limited choice activities, home time
6:00-? Teachers clean up & sanitize room, prepare room for morning


Daily Schedule - Preschool 1
6:30-8:00 Arrival / Free choice activities
Children are free to choose from various interest areas including dramatic play, puzzles, table toys, blocks, and books. This allows them to make decisions on their own.
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Free choice continued
9:00-9:15 Clean Up
Pre-Kindergarten (4 years)
9:00-9:20 Morning Circle time
9:20-9:45 Snack
9:45-10:00 Phonics / Literacy
10:00-10:20 Social Studies
10:20-11:15 Learning Centers
11:15-11:30 Clean up / Bathroom Break
11:30-12:00 Recess
12:00-12:20 Story time
12:20-3:00 Lunch / Bathrooms / Nap
3:00-3:15 Individual wake up
3:15-3:40 Journals / Handwriting
3:40-4:00 Music / Movement
4:00-4:15 Snack
4:15-5:00 Free choice centers
5:00 Combine with Kindergarten
5:15-6:00 Recess / Ready for home

Preschool 2 (3 & 4 years)
7:00-8:00 Free choice activities
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:00 News of the day
9:00-9:30 Morning meeting/Morning message
9:30-10:00 Snack / Bathroom
10:00-11:00 Curriculum activities
11:00-12:00 Outside/Gym
12:00-12:15 Bathroom/Prepare for lunch
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:45 Nap
2:45-3:00 Wake up/Bathroom
3:00-3:30 Music and movement
3:30-4:00 Snack/Bathroom
4:00-4:30 Sign Language
4:30-5:30 Outside
5:30-6:00 Afternoon meeting



Pre kindergarden
9:00-9:20 Morning Circle time
9:20-9:45 Snack
9:45-10:00 Phonics / Literacy
10:00-10:20 Social Studies
10:20-11:15 Learning Centers
11:15-11:30 Clean up / Bathroom Break
11:30-12:00 Recess
12:00-12:20 Story time
12:20-3:00 Lunch / Bathrooms / Nap
3:00-3:15 Individual wake up
3:15-3:40 Journals / Handwriting
3:40-4:00 Music / Movement
4:00-4:15 Snack
4:15-5:00 Free choice centers
5:00 Combine with Kindergarten
5:15-6:00 Recess / Ready for home

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Excerpted from the preschool's website