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Granville Parent Cooperative Preschool

115 West Broadway
Granville, OH 43023

(740) 587-0497


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To experience a sense of self-esteem
To exhibit a positive attitude toward life
To demonstrate cooperative, pro-social behavior
To acquire a positive attitude toward learning and problem solving skills
To expand logical thinking skills
To acquire concepts and information leading to a fuller understanding of the world
To demonstrate skills in make believe play
To expand verbal communication skills
To develop basic reading and math skills
To enhance gross motor skills
To enhance and refine fine motor skills
To use all senses in learning
To prepare children for elementary school
Fostering developmental milestones in these areas:
Gross Motor
Fine Motor
Sensory/Cognitive Development
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"4/5-Year Old Class
9:00-9:10 Arrival: Welcome! Free play with table toys
9:10-9:20 Opening Circle: story, fingerplays/songs, teacher
introduces new work jobs and art project
9:20-9:30 Movement to Music: Get Moving
9:30-10:20 Free Play/Center Time: blocks, housekeeping corner,
sand/watertable, art activities, books, science center,
work jobs,etc.
10:20-10:25 Clean-Up: Toys away!
10:25-10:45 Circle Time: language development/sharing time
10:45-11:05 Wash hands, Snack: Enjoy a healthy treat.
11:05-11:25 Large Muscle Play/Music/Play Outdoors or in the Gym
11:25-11:30 Dismissal: Say goodbye to your teacher and friends

3-Year Old Class
9:00-9:10 Arrival: Welcome! Greet your teacher and your friends.
Table games open.
9:10-9:20 Small Circle: Discuss the calendar, weather, etc. and talk
about our plans for the day.
9:20-9:30 Music/Movement: Get Moving!
9:30-10:30 Free Play: Choose activities from the open centers to explore
and learn. (blocks, housekeeping,sand/water table, art,
books,science center, etc.)
10:30 Clean Up: Toys away, toys away, time to put our toys away.
10:35-10:55 Big Circle: Stories, finger-plays and other fun!
10:55 Bathroom/Handwashing: Count to 15 while you wash!
11:00-11:10 Snack: Enjoy a healthy treat.
11:10-11:30 Large Muscle Time: Play outdoors or in the gym.
11:30 Dismissal: Say goodbye to your teacher and your friends.

2-Year Old Mommy/Daddy and Me
9:00-9:10 Arrival: Welcome! Look at books with Mom or Dad.
9:10-9:25 Circle Time: Join in for stories, songs, finger plays, and creative
9:25-10:00 Free Play: Explore and learn through play at the open centers
(including sand table, blocks, dramatic play, housekeeping,
science area, water/sensory table, art, blocks, and
10:00-10:15 Cleanup and Snack: Toys Away! Enjoy a healthy snack.
10:15-10:30 Large Muscle Play: Play outdoors or in the gym.
10:30 Goodbye Circle and Dismissal: Say goodbye to your teacher
and friends.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • 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