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Greenwood Academy

Po Box 10085
Bozeman, MT 59719-0085

Phone:
(406) 587-2429

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Greenwood Academy is a full service child care center located in Bozeman, Montana. We offer all levels of care from infant daycare through an intensive kindergarten program. Our pre-school, pre-k, and kindergarten programs are focused on helping children grown through a variety of learning programs. We also have information on Greenwood Child Care Scholarship Foundation, Inc, a non-profit organization to help low income families with child care costs."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"infants/toddlers
7:00-8:30 Early arrivals,
8:30-9:00 circle play
9:00-9:20 music
9:20-10:10 A.M. snack/Am
10:10-10:30 tummy time
10:30-11:00 outdoor play
11:00-11:30 naps
11:30-12:20 art
12:20-12:45 large motor play
12-45-1:00 naps
1:00-2:00 meal time
2:00-2:30 outdoor time
2:30-3:00 tummy play
3:00-3:30 story time
3:30-4:00 floor play
4:00-6:00 naps/home

Preschool
6:45-8:30 Early arrivals. Free exploration
8:30-9:00 Activities Stations
9:00-9:20 Whole group gathering circle. Attendance, pledge, welcome, weather, calendar
9:20-9:40 A.M. snack/outside
9:40-10:20 Circles-Rigby, Letterland, Music/Arte. Two groups interchanging
10:20-11:00 Math, science, movement, Spanish, computer, phonics. Two groups interchanging
11:00-12:00 Lunch

otty
12:00-12:20 Outside
12:20-3:00 Nappers down, Manipulative play, Late arrivals catch-up (Rigby, Letterland, Arte)
3:00-3:30 P.M. Snack
3:30-4:00 Late Arrivals (Music, math, science)
4:00-4:30 Outside
4:30-5:00 Movement, Spanish, computer, phonics. Two groups interchanging
5:00-6:00 Large motor, small group circles, review

Pre-k
6:45-8:30 Early arrivals. Free exploration
8:30-9:00 Activities Stations
9:00-9:20 Whole group gathering circle. Attendance, pledge, welcome, weather, calendar
9:20-9:40 A.M. snack/outside
9:40-10:20 Circles-Rigby, Letterland, Music/Arte. Two groups interchanging
10:20-11:00 Math, science, movement, Spanish, computer, phonics. Two groups interchanging
11:00-12:00 Lunch

otty
12:00-12:20 Outside
12:20-3:00 Nappers down, Manipulative play, Late arrivals catch-up (Rigby, Letterland, Arte)
3:00-3:30 P.M. Snack
3:30-4:00 Late Arrivals (Music, math, science)
4:00-4:30 Outside
4:30-5:00 Movement, Spanish, computer, phonics. Two groups interchanging
5:00-6:00 Large motor, small group circles, review
"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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