436 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense||
|Time & space||
|Sci. reasoning/physical world||
|Other subjects taught||sign language, morning yoga|
"YMCA childcare programs stress care and safety, as they nurture the children's natural desire to learn and explore
through developmentally appropriate activities. The scheduling, pacing, and rhythm of these activities are consistent
with recognized principles of early childhood education, which let each child develop at his or her own rate. The
children's experiences shall stimulate physical, social, intellectual, and emotional growth. Fostering self-esteem and
respect for others is central to the YMCA's philosophy. Children are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings,
which fosters their emotional, social, and language development.
The family is the most vital element in the child's life; therefore, the YMCA has an open door policy in which we
encourage parents to visit their child throughout the day. We believe that parental involvement is important to a
child's learning process."
Excerpted from the preschool's website
"OUR DAY AS TODDLERSï¿½??
7:00-7:45 AM ARRIVAL & FINE MOTOR-[MANIPULATIVES, LEGOS,
7:45-8:30 AM BREAKFAST!
8:30-9:00 AM CLEAN UP
9:00-9:15 AM DIAPERING/POTTY TRAINING
9:15-9:45 AM CIRCLE TIME! - [CALENDAR, WEATHER, And
INTRODUCTION OF THEME: BULLETIN BOARD]
10:00-10:15 AM SNACK TIME
10:15-10:30 AM CLEAN UP!
10:30-11:00 AM ARTS AND CRAFTS
11:00-11:30 AM LEARNING CENTERS
11:30-12:00 PM LARGE MOTOR - (OUTSIDE
PLAY AREA, NATURE WALK)
12:00-12:15 PM CLEAN UP
12:15-12:30 PM DIAPERING/POTTY TRAINING
12:30-1:00 PM LUNCH TIME & CLEAN UP!
1:00- 3:00 PM NAP TIME - [REST ON MATS WITH BOOKS WHILE
LISTENING TO RELAXING MUSIC]
3:00-3:15 PM DIAPERING/TOILETING
3:15-3:45 PM MATH/SCIENCE
[NUMBERS, SHAPES, SEQUENCE, PATTERNS, PUZZLES,
3:45-4:30 PM OUTSIDE PLAYTIME!
4:30-5:00 PM MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
5:00-6:00 PM READING READINESS
STORY TIME, FINGERPLAYS, DRAMATIC PLAY]
6:00-6:30 PM FINE MOTOR - [TABLE TOYS/MANIPULATIVES]
6:30 PM DEPARTURE
"Excerpted from the preschool's website