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Marley Church Preschool

12625 187th St
Mokena, IL 60448-8277

(815) 463-1206


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our Mission is to be an outreach to the community by aiding in the development of our children's spiritual, emotional, social, cognitive, and physical needs.
Our Goals for each child include but are not limited to the following:
to work on increasing attention span and following directions
to enhance language development
to begin distinguishing various colors, shapes, numbers and letters
to be introduced to problem solving techniques
to develop fine and gross motor skills
to begin developing coordination, flexibility and agility
to improve physical self awareness
to begin to establish his/her basic values
to become aware of the Bible as God's word
to become aware of our surroundings as God's creation
to adjust and become secure, happy and self confident in this new environment
to develop as positive self image
to develop cooperation with others"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"3 year old:

A.M. Time: Activity: 3-year-old Program:
9:00-9:55 Exploration Centers This includes child's choice of exploring any of the different centers; sensory table, communications, dramatic play/housekeeping, science, block building, creative art, enjoying books in the library, manipulatives such as puzzles, or various theme related learning activities.
9:55-10:15 Clean up, Snack Clean up, Washroom Break, Prayer & Snack.
10:15-10:25 Circle Time This includes songs, finger plays, poems, birthdays, large motor, music and movement (includes bean bags and instruments), and talking about their interests.
10:25-10:35 Story/Bible Time
10:35-10:55 Art Projects The use of various art materials in development of fine motor skills.
10:55-11:10 Small Concept Lessons Review of letters, numbers, science or large motor/outdoor play.

4 year old:

A.M. Time: Activity: 4-year-old Program:
9:00-9:05 Arrival Hanging up name, washing hands & finding a seat for the morning meeting.
9:05-9:25 Morning Meeting Sharing, saying hello, discussing the day ahead, calendar, weather, jobs & prayer.
9:25-10:20 Free Choice & Art/Science Time Imaginary play in the various center areas, creative expression at the art center, large motor activities and playing games.  This is also the time for students to work on the daily art or science project.
10:20-10:30 Bathroom, Prayer & Snack Clean up, Washroom Break, Prayer & Snack.
10:30-11:00 Concept Includes readiness skill development through games and activities, story time, theme exploration, finger plays, literacy and language activities.
11:00-11:20 Large Motor/Music Large muscle development through games, music, playground visits, and activities using balls, hoops, beanbags, etc.
11:20-11:30 Closing Special time to review the day, look forward to next class time, and prepare to go home.
Excerpted from the preschool's website