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Sandra Lane Nursery School

35 Sandra Lane
Reading, MA 01867

(781) 944-4772


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"A child's experiences during the preschool years influence later development and outlook toward learning. Sandra Lane Nursery School is

committed to our goal of helping each child develop a positive self-image. We provide many opportunities for accomplishment, in offering

a variety of materials, a safe and appealing environment in which to work and play, and encouragement for the child to proceed

at his/her own pace. As the child gains confidence in his/her abilities, he/she will also better the social interactions with peers and the

adults in his/her life. The staff is here to facilitate the child's success in developing creativity, building a healthy self-concept,

and acquiring self-direction. We intend to promote a sense of wonder and curiosity, to fuel the child's enthusiasm for learning

about his/her world. We offer the opportunity for individual activities and participation in small groups. We suggest daily outdoor

experiences to use large muscles and develop those skills, as well as to learn about - and interact with- the outdoor environment.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"9:00-10:00 Free Play- an opportunity to make choices and to practice social skills
housekeeping corner, blocks, library corner, cars and trucks,
art table, puzzles, games, manipulatives, easel painting, playdough,
rice table, water table, puppets, store, post office, house, dramatic play
10:00-10:10 Pickup Time- Cooperative cleanup
10:20-10:30 Snack Time- Nutritious food provided
10:30-10:50 Meeting Time-Time for listening/talking
books, stories, flannel board stories, puppets, sharing experiences,
learning through games
Music- songs, dance, marching, rhythm band, creative movement
10:50-11:00 Creative Time- an opportunity to practice fine motor skills and to learn through new experiences.
pasting, painting, cutting, drawing, finger-painting, water colors,
science activities, and cooking
11:00-11:30 Outdoor play- to develop large motor skills and enhance group play while interacting with the outdoor environment
swinging, running, sliding, digging, jumping, rolling, bike riding, planting, nature studies and observations
The afternoon program plan is the same as the morning plan"
Excerpted from the preschool's website