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Andrews University Children's

100 Old US 31
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0001

Phone:
(269) 471-3345

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"It is our purpose to provide a warm and caring environment for the children to grow in. Your child will be challenged to build cognitive skills such as in math, language arts, and science. Self-esteem and personal relationships are emphasized as children meet peers and adults. The spiritual nurturing of your child is a privilege we take seriously.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"INFANTS
6:45 am-6:00 pm/4:30pm (Friday) Schedule on demand!!
YOUNG TODDLERS
6:45 - 8:00 Good Morning Time; Quiet Work Areas
8:15 - 8:30 Diaper Changing
8:45 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:30 - 9:45 Worship
9:45 - 10:00 Art
10:00 - 10:30 Large & Small Muscle/Language - Outside Play (weather permitting)
10:30 - 11:00 Diaper Changing
11:00 - 11:15 Music Time
11:15 - 11:45 LUNCH TIME
12:00 - 2:00 Nap Time
2:00 - 2:30 Diaper Changing/Quiet Play
2:30 - 3:00 PM SNACK
3:00 - 4:00 Outside Play (weather permitting)
4:00 - 5:00 Diaper Changing/Story Time - Reading/Indoor Play
5:00 - 6:00 Combine with Infant Room/Free Play
OLDER TODDLERS
6:45 - 7:30 Good Morning Time; Quiet Work Areas
7:30 - 8:00 Breakfast (provided by parents)
8:00 - 9:00 Potty Time/Indoor Activity Time
9:00 - 9:15 Breakfast
9:15 - 9:45 Language, Concepts, WORSHIP and Music
9:45 - 10:30 Potty Time/Art/Free Play
10:30 - 11:25 Outside Play, Gross Motor, Special
(march-musical instruments)
11:25 - 11:50 LUNCH
11:50 - 2:30 Clean-Up/Potty Time/Nap Time
2:30 - 3:00 Potty Time/Fine Motor Activities
3:00 - 3:30 PM Snack
3:30 - 6:00 Stories/Free Play-Outdoors (weather permitting)/Combining with YT-IN rooms
(4:15) (Diapering/Potty Training
PRE-SCHOOL
6:45 - 7:30 Arrival - Greet children
7:30 - 8:40 Self-Selected Learning Activities
8:40 - 8:50 Clean-Up for Snack
8:50 - 9:15 Breakfast
9:15 - 9:30 Worship
9:30 - 9:45 Circle/Music Movement
9:45 - 10:15 Learning Centers and Activities/Art
10:15 - 11:05 Gross Motor/Outdoors Time
11:05 - 11:25 Circle Time/Story, Songs, Finger Plays,
Basic Concepts (Colors, Shapes, Numbers, Alphabet)
11:25 - 11:30 Wash-Up for Lunch
11:30 - 12:00 LUNCH
12:00 - 12:30 Transition to NapTime - Video/Toothbrush/Bathroom
12:30 - 2:30 Nap Time
2:30 - 2:45 Wake-Up Time
2:45 - 3:00 PM Snack
3:00 - 3:30 Puzzles/Games/Stories/Songs
3:30 - 5:15 Outdoors Time
5:15 - 6:00 Independent Activities/Clean-up/Preparation to go Home
PRE-KINDERGARTEN
MONDAY-THURSDAY Schedule
6:45 - 8:00 In the Preschool Room
8:00 - 8:15 Walk to Own Classroom
8:15 - 8:50 Free Play; Table Activities (Mon. Video Day)
8:50 - 9:00 Clean Up & Wash hands for Snack
9:00 - 9:20 Breakfast
9:20 - 9:30 Clean Up; Washroom Routine; Quiet Book Reading
9:30 - 10:00 Worship (Kindy Lesson, Bible and/or Songs)
10:00 - 10:40 Assigned Center Play
10:40 - 10:50 Clean-up Time/Go to tables
10:50 - 11:15 Weekly Theme Circle & Art Work
11:15 - 11:50 Outdoor Play/Gross Motor
11:50 - 12:10 Wash hands for Lunch; Review Numbers and ABC's
12:10 - 12:40 LUNCH
12:40 - 1:00 Clean Plates; Washroom & Tooth-brushing
1:00 - 1:30 Quiet Reading on Cots; Puzzles
1:30 - 2:30 Rest Time with Quiet Lullabies
2:30 - 2:50 Wake Up Time/Puzzles
2:50 - 3:00 PM Snack
3:00 - 3:15 Clean up; Read books in circle
3:15 - 3:30 Music Circle (instruments Tues. & Fri.)
3:30 - 3:50 Go for a walk or Exercise to tape
3:50 - 4:00 Story Time
4:00 - 4:15 PM Art Activity
4:15 - 4:45 Free Play
4:45 - 5:00 Clean up room for the day
5:00 - 6:00 Combine with Pre-School at playground or their room
FRIDAYS:
6:45 - 1:00 Same Schedule
1:00 - 4:30 Go to Pre-School room if count is low
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Excerpted from the preschool's website