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Jack & Jill Preschool-Extended Care

130 North 6th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Phone:
(913) 682-1222

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"It is the philosophy of Jack & Jill Preschool/Extended Care that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring, and discovery. Preschool children are creative and receptive. Our staff strives to nurture these qualities in the children who attend Jack & Jill Preschool/Extended Care.

Our curriculum provides developmentally appropriate activities and materials as well as an atmosphere that encourages the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and cognitive growth and development of the whole child.

We at Jack & Jill Preschool/Extended Care seek to develop the whole child in the following areas:


SPIRITUAL:
We share Bible stories, songs, and prayers with the idea of teaching children that they are special because of God's love. Each week, each class will attend Chapel in the Sanctuary.


PHYSICAL:
We assist children in the development of both gross and fine motor skills. Climbing, running, jumping, teacher-directed games, balance beams, balls, cutting, painting, writing and play dough all help to develop gross and fine motor skills.


EMOTIONAL:
We foster the development of social skills and self-confidence through individual and group interaction, by nurturing and recognizing feelings, participation in holiday parties, special days, field trips, individual and group activities and other special events.


COGNITIVE:
We strive to develop critical thinking skills, reasoning and creativity through the use of songs and finger plays, stories, science and nature activities, creative art and games. We introduce the children to the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, and music.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Preschool Schedule
8:30 - 9:00 .....................Arrival/free play
12:30 - 1:00 pm
9:00 - 9:30 am ...............Circle time
1:00 - 1:30 pm
9:30 - 9:45 ......................Snack time
1:30 -1:45 pm
9:45 - 10:45 am ...............Creative art /Learning centres
1:45 - 2:45 pm
10:45 - 11:15 am ..............outdoor play
2:45 - 3:15 pm
11:15 - 1120 am closing /dismissal
3:15-3:20

Childcare Schedule
7:00-8:00..........Arrival?Freeplay//Breakfast
8:00-8:30..........Teacher Directed Play
8:30-11:30..........Preschool(above schedule)
11:20-12:30.........Lunch/Teacher Directed Play
12:30-1:00........Brush Teeth/Bathroom Bresk
1:00-2:30......Quiet Time/Nap
2:30-3:00......Naptime pick-up/B..Break
3:00-3:30.........Snack Time
3:30-4:30......Outdoor Play
4:30-5:30.........Teacher Directed Play"
Excerpted from the preschool's website