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Salem Methodist Preschool

115 W Lincoln Ave
Barrington, IL 60010-4375

Phone:
(847) 381-0536

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"It is our belief that each child enters school with individual skills, abilities, and needs.

Our goal is to assist in developing these skills and abilities, while meeting each child's individual needs.

Our teachers and staff strive to provide a positive educational experience for every child, taking into account that:

For most children, Salem Methodist Preschool represents their first educational experience .

Children form lasting impressions of what school and learning mean through their preschool experience.

It is very important that these impressions are positive .

It is essential that children develop appropriate attitudes towards learning.

Our teachers strive to provide a caring and accepting atmosphere which promotes a love of learning and a desire to be successful, while developing a positive self-image and self-confidence necessary to meet all of life's new challenges.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Classroom Schedule for Two Year Olds

Time Activity
9:00 - 9:30 Playground or Fellowship Hall (depending on the weather)
9:30 - 9:15 Free Play / Discovery Time
10:15 - 10:30 Snack
10:30 - 11:10 Free Play / Art
11:10 - 11:15 Clean - up
11:15 - 11:25 Songs, Stories, and Finger Plays
11:25 - 11:30 Playdough Time / Dismissal

Classroom Schedule for Three Year Olds

Time Activity
9:00 - 9:15 Arrival, Greetings, and Free Time
9:15 - 9:30 Circle Time -
attendance
calendar
weather
pledge
prepare for art

9:30- 10:00 Free Play / Art
10:00 - 10:10 Clean Up Time
10:10 - 10:25 Story, Finger Plays, and Show-n-Tell
10:25 - 10:40 Snack
10:40 - 11:10 Music and Exercise
11:10 - 11:30 Playground or Fellowship Hall (depending on the weather)
11:30 Dismissal

Classroom Schedule for Pre-Four's

Time Activity
9:00 - 9:15 Free Play & Table Time
9:15 - 9:35 Gather Time
9:35 - 10:o0 Playground or Fellowship Hall (depending on weather)
10:o0 - 10:10 Bathroom & Clean Up
10:10 - 10:20 Circle / Large Group
10:20 - 10:35 Snack
10:35 - 11:15 Art Project / Centers / Free Play
11:15 - 11:30 Story & Wrap Up
11:30 Dismissal

Classroom Schedule for Four Year Olds

Time Activity
9:00 - 9:10 Circle Time
prayers
calendar
weather
pledge
introduce stations

9:10 - 9:30 Stations -
math
language
science

9:30- 10:10 Snack / Free Choice
10:10 - 10:30 Clean Up Time & Show-n-Tell
10:30 - 10:40 Music
10:40 - 11:10 Playground or Fellowship Hall (depending on weather)
11:10 - 11:30 Story
11:30 Dismissal

Classroom Schedule for Pre-KIndergarten



Time Activity
9:00 - 9:20 Circle Time
pledge
calendar
weather
songs / finger plays
introduce stations

9:20 - 9:40 Stations -
math
language
science & art (rotate Mon-Thurs)
discovery day on Fri

9:40- 10:15 Free Choice - children will have choice to continue with a station or can choose another activity in the room
10:15 - 10:30 Clean Up Time & Show-n-Tell
10:30 - 10:40 Music
10:40 - 11:10 Playground or Fellowship Hall (depending on weather)
11:10 - 11:30 Story & music
11:30 Dismissal










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Excerpted from the preschool's website