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Shawnee State University Children's Learning Center

940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662-4344

Phone:
(740) 351-3252

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Shawnee State University Children's Learning Center partners with children
and families following principles and policies that reflect a developmental
and humanistic view of children and childhood. That is, all children are
respected as individuals without regard to race, color, creed, gender,
religion, national origin, or disability. Children's individual rates of growth,
their dispositions, their needs, and their interests are honored. We actively
support communication and continuity between the child's family and the
CLC, and we seek to establish an environment that nurtures cognitive,
emotional, social, and physical growth."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily Schedule
7:00 - 9:00 AM EXTENDED CARE
7:00 – 8:15 Transition & Free Choice
8:15 – 8:30 Breakfast Snack
8:30 – 8:45 Outdoor Play, weather permitting
8:45-9:00 TRANSITION
Prepare for preschool day
9:00 PRESCHOOL DAY ARRIVAL
Students will move from childcare to their classroom.
9:05 – 9:30 GROUP TIME
Songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes, and other group activities.
9:30 – 10:30 CHILD SELECTED ACTIVITIES
Interest centers or activities from which the children may choose.
Blocks Dramatic Play Tubs Computer
Housekeeping Lego table Sand table Writing
Puzzles Art or Easel (painting, markers, chalk, etc.)
There is usually a theme-related activity.
Additional centers will be noted on the weekly plan.
10:30 – 10:40 CLEAN-UP
10:40 – 11:05 GROSS-MOTOR
Games, music, movement, exercise tape, etc.
May be inside or outside.
11:05 – 11:30 PREPARE FOR LUNCH
Toileting and washing of hands. Children will enjoy a story or book,
Do a group activity (fine-motor, math, or science), or tub activities.
11:30 LUNCH
12:00 – 12:10 PREPARE TO GO OUTSIDE
Return to classroom and get coats if needed.
12:10 – 12:50 CHILD-SELECTED CHOICES OUTDOORS AND INDOORS
12:50 – 1:10 PREPARE FOR REST TIME
Toileting and washing hands.
Be seated on carpet.
Enjoy a rest time story or book.
1:10 – 2:00 REST TIME
Children are to remain on their cots.
2:00 – 2:50 CURRICULUM SNACKS/CHILD-SELECTED ACTIVITIES
After having their snack, they may choose an activity which will not
disturb the sleeping students.
Students prepare to go home or to go to childcare
3:00 END OF THE PRESCHOOL DAY
3:00 – 3:15 PREPARATION FOR END OF DAY
Students prepare to go home or to go to childcare
3:15 – 5:00 PM EXTENDED CARE
3:15 – 5:00 Outdoor Play, weather permitting or
Active video, songs, games, PE skills, computer, literacy activities"
Excerpted from the preschool's website