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Happy Campers Academy

1819 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK 74104-4610

Phone:
(918) 584-2779

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Happy Campers Academy (HCA), we understand that a child’s mind is as wide open as the great outdoors. That’s why we are committed to instilling in children a love for learning that will continue throughout their days at HCA, throughout their academic career—throughout their great adventure called life.
We believe that children learn best when the education process is active and student-centered, as opposed to passive and teacher-centered. The HCA philosophy of education centers around "discovery-based learning," which encourages children to learn by doing.
Each child will have a home base, like a homeroom, but in the true spirit of camp, exploration is an essential element to each school day. We make the most of a child’s natural energy by operating a revolving classroom: moving from one educational center to another at regular intervals, keeping each child entertained, involved, and busy throughout the day.
Every day is a new adventure at Happy Campers Academy!"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily Schedule One Year Olds
7:30 - 8:00 Greet parents & students/free play
8:00 - 8:30 Story time
8:30 - 8:45 Diaper change
8:45 - 9:15 Art
9:15 - 9:45 Snack
9:45 - 10:15 Small Group
10:15 - 10:45 Table activity/music
10:45 - 11:15 Outside play
11:15 - 11:30 Wash hands-get ready for lunch
11:30 - 12:15 Lunch and clean up
12:15 - 2:30 Rest
2:30 - 2:45 Diaper change
2:45 - 3:15 Snack
3:15 - 3:45 Outside play
3:45 - 4:15 Small group
4:15 - 4:30 Diaper change
4:30 - 4:50 Manipulatives
4:50 - 5:15 Motor room free play
5:15 - 5:30 Clean up
Daily Schedule Acorn Room -
2 Year Olds
7:30 - 8:00 Greet parents & students/free play
8:00 - 8:30 Story time
8:30 - 8:45 Diaper check

otty break
8:45 - 9:15 Art
9:15 - 9:45 Snack
9:45 - 10:15 Small Group
10:15 - 10:45 Learning stations
10:45 - 11:15 Outside play
11:15 - 11:30 Wash hands-get ready for lunch
11:30 - 12:15 Lunch and clean up/diaper check

otty break
12:15 - 2:15 Rest
2:15 - 2:30 Diaper check

otty break
2:30 - 2:50 Spanish
2:50 - 3:15 Snack
3:15 - 3:45 Outside play
3:45 - 4:15 Small group
4:15 - 4:30 Diaper check

otty break
4:30 - 4:45 Manipulatives
4:45 - 5:15 Learning Stations
5:15 - 5:30 Clean up
Daily Schedule Pinecone Room -
3 Year Olds
7:30 - 8:00 Greet parents & students/free play
8:00 - 8:30 Reading Activity
8:30 - 8:45 Potty break
8:45 - 9:15 Learning Stations
9:15 - 9:45 Small group
9:45 - 10:15 Snack
10:15 - 10:45 Outside play
10:45 - 11:15 Art
11:15 - 11:30 Potty break
11:30 - 12:15 Lunch and clean up
12:15 - 1:15 Rest and read
1:15 - 1:30 Potty break
1:30 - 2:10 Outside play and/or outside activity
2:10 - 2:30 Spanish
2:30 - 2:45 Learning stations
2:45 - 3:15 Snack
3:15 - 3:45 Potty break
3:45 - 4:15 Learning stations
4:15 - 4:45 Small group
4:45 - 5:15 Outside
5:15 - 5:30 Clean up
Daily Schedule Leaf Room -
4 & 5 Year Olds
7:30 - 8:00 Greet parents & students/free play
8:00 - 8:30 Reading Activity
8:30 - 8:45 Potty break
8:45 - 9:15 Small group
9:15 - 9:45 Art
9:45 - 10:15 Snack
10:15 - 10:45 Outside play
10:45 - 11:30 Learning stations
11:30 - 12:15 Lunch and clean up

otty break
12:15 - 1:15 Rest
1:15 - 1:50 Outside play and/or outside activity
1:50 - 2:10 Spanish
2:15 - 2:45 Journals
2:45 - 3:15 Snack
3:15 - 3:30 Potty break
3:30 - 4:15 Small group
4:15 - 4:45 Learning stations
4:45 - 5:15 Outside
5:15 - 5:30 Clean up
Learning Stations
8:45 - 9:15 Pinecones
10:15 - 10:45 Acorns
10:45 - 11:30 Leaves
2:30 - 2:45 Pinecones
3:45 - 4:15 Pinecones
4:15 - 4:45 Leaves
4:45 - 5:15 Acorns
Outside Play Schedule
10:15 - 10:45 Pinecones & Leaves
10:45 - 11:15 Acorns & Ones
1:15 - 1:50 Leaves
1:30 - 2:10 Pinecones
3:15 - 3:45 Acorns & Ones
4:45 - 5:15 Pinecones & Leaves"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

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