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Friends Of Jesus Cooperative Preschool

2122 Bronson Boulevard
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

(269) 382-2360


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

"Yellow Bug Daily Schedule:
9:00 am welcome
9:15 circle time
9:45 craft/dramatic play
10:15 bathroom/snack
10:45 weekly special
(T) music
(Th) sharing/story
11:20 ready to go
11:30 parent pickup
Orange Bug Daily Schedule:
9:00 am welcome
9:20 community circle
9:45 arts&crafts/dramatic play
10:15 bathroom/snack
10:30 quiet reading

10:55 weekly special
(M) let's listen
(W) science explorations
(F) get moving
11:25 ready to go
11:30 parent pickup
Red Bug Daily Schedule:
1:00 pm arrival/attendance
1:10 journals (M,W,F)
free choice (T,Th)
1:20 community circle
1:50 centers
2:20 bathroom/snack
2:35 recess
2:55 group time
(M) music (T) gym
(W) rhyme time
(TH) time for Christ
(F) fun Friday
3:20 classroom jobs
3:30 parent pickup
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school