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Mulberry School

1101 Douglas St
Normal, IL 61761-6412

Phone:
(309) 862-0510

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Mulberry School, education is a way of life. A community of devoted educators and parents, we are bound by our conviction that a life-long love of learning is critical to crafting a successful, meaningful existence. With accomplished certified teachers, Mulberry School is committed to educating the whole child -- the intellectual, the imaginative, the emotional, and the physical being. As a parent cooperative, Mulberry School also encourages parents to be actively engaged in their children's education, both in the classroom and out. As such, Mulberry School is distinct in its nurturing of myriad learning styles; when individual strengths are encouraged in a child, so too is his or her intrinsic motivation and self-esteem, the building blocks of consensus-building. With balance between academic excellence, good citizenship and risk-taking, Mulberry School prepares children to become strong and compassionate individuals.



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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Colette's 3K Schedule

9:00-9:10 Check in and say good-bye to parents
9:10-9:40 Circle time
9:40-10:40 Projects and Centers
10:40-10:50 Clean up
11:00-11:25 Play outside
11:25-11:30 Reflect on our day
11:30 Meet parents on the porch

Lyn's Pre-K Schedule
9:00-9:30 Journals
9:30-10:00 Circle time and Morning Lesson
10:00-10:30 Outside play
10:30-11:00 Centers (Physical Education on Wednesday)
11:00-11:30 Clean up and Stories (Art on Tuesday)
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:30 Movements and Afternoon Lessons (Computers on Monday)
12:30-1:30 Small Group Lessons and Centers
1:30-2:00 Outside play
2:00-2:30 Snack and Math on Thursday
2:30-3:00 Rest, Read and Pack Up

Kim's Pre-K Schedule
:00-9:15 Journals (Cutting on Thursday)
9:15-9:50 Circle time
9:50-10:20 Outside play (Physical Education on Wednesday)
10:20-11:15 Centers (Art on Tuesday)
11:10-11:30 Clean up
11:30-12:00 Lunch

Mary Jane's Pre-K Schedule


9:00-9:30 Journals, Morning Table Job.
9:30-10:00 Circle time and Morning Lesson
10:00-10:30 Outside play /snack
10:30-11:00 Centers (Physical Education on Wednesday)
11:00-11:30 Clean up and Stories (Art on Tuesday)
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:30 Work Centers, Computers
12:30-1:30 Centers (Art - Thursday, PE- Friday)
1:30-2:00 Outside play
2:00-2:30 Math
2:30-3:00 Rest, Read and Pack Up









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Excerpted from the preschool's website