We believe that play is the most valuable form of learning for all young children. Our program provides each child with a secure and happy enviornment where he/she may grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually at his/her own rate of development. The children are encouraged to explore, discover, create and invent. Through many diverse activities, our classroom atmosphere provides opportunities for joyful individual growth.
We welcome children from all racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds.
TYPICAL DAILY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL CLASSES
TABLE TIME: A time to stimulate our fingers with manipulative toys: puzzles, stringing beads, small blocks, etc.
FREE PLAY: A time to choose friends and toys: dolls, puzzles, books, trucks, blocks, housekeeping and dress-up corner, etc.
CLEAN UP: A time to cooperate: helping put toys away.
SNACK: A time for refreshment: healthy snack and drink.
ART: A time to create: we use our imaginations with crayons, play dough, glue, paint, stickers, markers, chalk, etc.
CIRCLE/LESSONS: A time for group activities: songs, finger plays, musical instruments, stories, records, etc.
EXERCISE: A time to use our large muscles:
All classes take walks in our neighborhood. The Little Pebbles and Stepping Stones children have fun playing in our outdoor play yard. The Pre-Kindergarten children play at the Toll Gate Grammar School playground.
LUNCH: The children enjoy "eating out" with their friends.
MOM OR DAD: A quiet time to look at books or chat with friends.
STAY & PLAY Extended hour option for all classes from 12:00-1:00 PM
(Exception: Wednesday 18-24 month class)
A quieter time to relax with a story, discover rice and bean tables, enjoy free play or games in the classroom, or go outside to the play yard.