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Morgan Park Academy

2153 W 111th St # 1
Chicago, IL 60643-3917

Phone:
(773) 881-6700

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of Morgan Park Academy is to prepare our students, via a
rigorous liberal arts program, to succeed in college and life by helping
them to:
? appreciate their own uniqueness as contributing members of a
diverse community;
? develop intellectually, physically, creatively, emotionally, and socially;
? cultivate personal integrity and social responsibility; and
? make a positive difference in the world."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Sample Daily Schedule for Half-Day Preschool Program
(Morning)
8:05-8:20 Arrival and Greeting
8:20-8:45 Choice Time
8:45-9:00 Calendar Corner
9:00-9:20 Music: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:20-9:50 Whole Group Learning
9:50-10:20 Small Group Learning
10:20-10:30 Storytime
10:30-10:50 Special Activity: gym, art, foreign language, or library
10:55-11:00 Clean-up and review of the day. Program ends at 11:00.

Sample Daily Schedule for Half-Day Preschool Program
(Afternoon)
12:10-12:20 Arrival and Greeting
12:20-12:45 Choice Time
12:45-1:00 Calendar Corner
1:00-1:20 Music: Monday, Thursday and Friday
1:20-1:50 Whole Group Learning
1:50-2:20 Small Group Learning
2:20-2:40 Special Activity: gym, art, foreign language, or library
2:40-2:50 Storytime
2:50-3:00 Clean-up and review of the day. Program ends at 11:00.

8:05 - 8:25 Arrival and Greeting
8:25 - 8:45 Choice Time
8:45 - 9:00 Morning Meeting Good-morning song, attendance graph, calendar,
weather chart, song, schedule
9:00 - 9:30 Small Group Activity
Tabletop activity related to children's literature, an
ongoing unit/theme, or math lesson
9:30-9:45 Foreign Language or Library
9:45-10:00 Snack and gross motor activity
10:00-10:30 Whole Group Reading/ Math Readiness
Teacher-directed, integrated, theme-based mini-lesson
which develops language arts, number awareness,
social skills, and scientific thinking.
10:30 -10:55 Special Activity: music or gym
10:55 - 11:30 Outdoor Recess or Inside Activity
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 Rest Time
1:00 - 1:15 Quiet Center Time
Library corner, puzzles, listening center, writing
1:15 - 1:45 Afternoon Choice Time
1:45 - 2:00 Afternoon Meeting
2:00 - 2:30 Special Activity: gym/art/outdoor play/special project
2:30 - 2:55 Language Arts Activity/ Story Time
2:55 - 3:00 Pack-up and Dismissal"
Excerpted from the preschool's website