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St Sebastian Preschool

500 Mull Avenue
Akron, OH 44320

Phone:
(330) 836-2233

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The center's purpose is to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for the enhancement of each child's social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and physical potential. The center is viewed as a precursor to, but not a requirement of, the child's enrollment in St. Sebastian School. We see it as an extension of our parish community.
The goals of the center are:
To instill a love of learning and a hunger for knowledge and creativity.
To meet the individual child's needs for spiritual, social-emotional, cognitive, and physical growth.
To help prepare the individual child for the elementary school experience.
To provide parents with the opportunity to better understand their child's development and how to encourage and foster the attainment of their child's potential.
The Saint Sebastian Center for Early Learning will meet the above goals by fostering a child's learning through free play, group time activities, outdoor play and learning centers. The "subjects" of math, science, language development, art, social studies, music, pre-reading and pre-writing will all be fostered throughout the program using a total hands-on approach. The teacher will foster the child's development by creating the environment that allows the child to explore, create and discover. Theme units will be used to guide the specific areas of learning.

A Typical Day

Four and Five Year Old Class – Full Day:
8:00 to 9:00 Arrival / Free Play / Art
9:00 to 9:30 Circle Time (calendar, weather, prayer)
9:30 to 9:50 Outside Play / large motor activity
9:50 to 10:15 Group Time
10:15 to 10:35 Music and Movement
10:35 to 11:00 Story / Language
11:00 to 12:00 Lunch
12:00 to 1:00 Rest Time
1:00 to 1:30 Teacher Directed Activities
1:30 to 1:50 Outside Play
1:50 to 2:10 Snack
2:10 to 2:25 Closing Circle
2:25 Dismissal (aftercare begins)
Three Year Old Class – Morning (Mon-Thur):
8:30 to 9:30 Arrival / Free Play / Art
9:30 to 10:00 Outside Play / large motor activity
10:00 to 10:15 Snack
10:15 to 10:35 Prayer, Calendar, Weather followed by Story / Language
10:35 to 11:00 Music / Movement / Group Games
11:00 Dismissal
Three Year Old Class – Afternoon (Mon-Thur):
11:55 to 12:55 Free Play / Art
1:00 to 1:15 Prayer, Calendar, Weather, Book
1:15 to 1:30 Music / Movement
1:30 to 1:55 Outside Play / Large motor activity
1:55 to 2:15 Snack
2:15 to 2:25 Story / Language
2:25 Dismissal
Four Year Old Class – Morning (Mon-Fri):
8:30 – 8:45 Opening Time
8:45 – 9:10 Circle Time
9:10 – 9:25 Music and Movement
9:30 – 9:50 Outdoor Play
9:50 – 10:10 Restroom and Snack
10:10 – 10:40 Art and Centers
10:40 – 10:55 Story
11:00 Dismissal
Four Year Old Class – Afternoon (Mon-Fri):
11:55 – 12:05 Opening Time
12:05 – 12:30 Circle time
12:30 – 12:45 Music and Movement
12:45 – 1:15 Centers and Art
1:15 – 1:30 Free Choice
1:30 – 1:50 Outdoor Recess
1:50 – 2:10 Snack Time
2:10 – 2:25 Reading, Name Review Or Theme Activity
2:25 Dismissal