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Presbyterian Church Of Stanley Preschool Day Out

14895 Antioch
Overland Park, KS 66221

(913) 681-8180


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Pre-K, Preschool/Day Out Program of the Presbyterian Church of Stanley...
Establishes a community profile, "...pressing toward the mark of the high calling of God..."
A place where children are loved, learning, growing, and safe - an arm of
the church.
Encourages and educates parents, " to give good gifts to your children..." Opportunities are provided for resources - educational materials, fellowship, workshops, and decision-making for the growth of the program. Standards are maintained - Biblical understanding creates and supports healthy, happy families.
Inspires camaraderie, "speak the truth in love..." Professional excellence among the staff is encouraged and supported. Growth and development among its children are celebrated."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Your child's daily routine will be consistent and will include:
Arrival: During this brief casual time, many important skills are developing as the children take care of their personal
belongings (hanging up backpacks, coat, etc.) greet friends, observe changes in the classroom and find a
place to sit with their classmates. Arrival times are: Preschool—9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Day Out— 9:30 a.m., and
Extended Day—10:00 a.m. &12:00 noon.
Circle time: Children and teachers gather together for a time of reading stories, singing songs, playing games, and
briefly talking about what will be happening during the day. The children take turns being leader, checking
weather, helping with the calendar and doing show and tell. Unlike any other part of the day, everyone is involved
in the same activity at the same time.
Small Group and Planning Time: Each class divides into two small groups in order to facilitate more teacherdirected
time. In planning, the children decide what they want to do in the work centers.
Work Time: This is the time of day when children carry out the plans they made during Planning Time. Planning
continues throughout Work Time. As the children complete one plan, they make a new one. Teachers assist with
the planning as one project is completed and each child is ready to move on to another. They also aid and enhance
skill development as children work with different materials.
Clean-up: During clean-up time the children put away the materials they have used for their work. Shelves are
marked so that children know where materials are to be placed. This labeling helps facilitate the clean-up process
and incorporates curriculum goals, such as classification and sequencing.
Activity Time: During this period, the total group is involved in motor activities, either indoors or outdoors.
Serendipitous Happenings: These are daily occurrences when children are loved and are learning. The daily routine
is always secondary to child-inspired creative discoveries.
End of the Day: At the end of the Preschool session, the children are ready to return home and share their experiences
and discoveries with you. We ask that you pick up your child promptly each day.
Children in the Day Out program begin their day by selecting puzzles, colors, books or toys. Parents may feel free
to assist their children in finding the first activity of the day and may find that this shared activity helps to relieve
some of the anxiety that children of this age so often feel. The Day Out program will then progress through the day
with opportunities for large and small group activities, individual play in the interest centers, outdoor play for large
muscle development and socialization during their lunch period. Each child will bring a nutritious lunch from
home and enjoy it with the rest of their classmates prior to rest time. Before dismissal time, the children will be
given a snack that parents provide on a rotating basis. We ask that you pick up your child promptly, and be prepared
to hear about their fun and exciting day.
Items needed from home:
· Labeled change of clothes & diapers if needed
· A sippy cup
· A nutritious lunch with drink in a labeled lunchbox
· A wipe off resting mat
· Blanket & other comfort items
· A labeled backpack
· A laundry basket in which to carry & store above items"
Excerpted from the preschool's website