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St Paul's Nursery School

1361 W Market St
Akron, OH 44313-7186

(330) 836-2355


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"St. Paul's Nursery School is committed to providing a quality, fun and safe educational experience for young children. We offer a warm Christian environment carefully tapping each child's individual potential with creative and stimulating activities. Children will learn and discover free from academic pressure, feeling happy, successful and develop a healthy self-concept."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

9:00AM - 9:15AM or 12:30PM - 12:45PM
Arrival, welcome, introduce today's theme and the day's activities
Job Chart: Each child gets a different job to do each day. The job gives the children responsibility and helps them to feel like an important part of the classroom.
9:15AM - 10:00AM or 12:45PM - 1:30PM
Free Choice / Playtime & Creative Activities
The children have the opportunity to use toys, which include, thinking, learning, & creativity. Play includes table games, puzzles, fine motor manipulatives, role playing / pretend area, blocks, science center, cars, trucks, legos etc. Creative activities include the painting easel, marker easel, chalkboard, flannel board, drawing, coloring, cutting and gluing. Whatever the children create they may take home. These art projects enhance the children's creativity and also give them a sense of accomplishment and pride.
10:00AM - 10:10AM or 1:30PM - 1:40PM
Clean-Up Time
The children learn to take care of the classroom toys - a respect for another's property, learn how to clean up and a sense of helping others.
10:10AM - 10:20AM or 1:40PM - 1:50PM
Quiet Time
The children listen to quiet music, choose a book from the shelf and relax while they look at the book. As children finish looking at their books, they may individually use the restroom and wash their hands before snack time.
10:20AM - 10:30AM or 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Snack Time
The children learn table manners, taste different foods and share conversation.
10:30AM - 11:00AM or 2:00PM - 2:30PM
Circle Time
The children will learn new songs and finger plays that pertain to the weekly theme. They may also use this time for “Show and Tell.” The children will participate in circle games, music, musical instruments and rhythm activities, stories and flannel board activities. We will discuss our themes, daily activities, the calendar, days of the week, special days, and the weather.
11:00AM - 11:25AM or 2:30PM - 2:55PM
Large Muscle Activities
The Children will develop their large muscle co-ordination, learn new skills, a sense of fair play and sharing. The children will either go outside or into the gym depending on the weather. Both areas have a variety of riding and climbing toys, plus a variety of age appropriate toys.
11:25AM - 11:30AM or 2:55PM - 3:00PM
End of the Day
Prepare to go home, get jackets, backpacks, art work, and information to take home."
Excerpted from the preschool's website