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It's A Small World Educational Child Care Center

4900 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Phone:
(412) 681-1225

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We are dedicated to quality,affordable, childcare with a loving family
like atmosphere of nuturing caregivers"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily Itinerary
6:30 am - 7:30 am Arrival, freeplay. coloring, housekeeping, free choice
7:30 am - 8:00 am Letter, number, shape, color, and writing skills begin and continue as children arrive
8:00am - 8:55 am Folder games and other learning games. A variety of choices include pegs, beads, and dominoes for eye-hand coordination. Legoes and blocks also added. Other table activities included
8:55 am Clean-Up begins

Three Year Olds
9:00 am - 9:15 am Morning Group; includes calender, pledge, and discussion of the weather
9:15 am - 9:45 am Snack and Bathroorn
9:45 am - 10:00 am Review the plans and activities for the day
10:00 am - 11:00 am Physical group activities
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lessons- Introduction of Letters, Numbers 1-10, Colors, Shapes, and activities to strengthen fine-motor and gross-motor skills
12:00 pm Lunch Begins
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Bathroom Time
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Nap Time

Four Year Olds
9:00 am - 9:30 am Morning Group; includes calendar, pledge, and discussion of the weather
9:30 am - 10:00 am Snack and Bathroorn
10:00 am - 11:15 am Academic Activities: Cooking/Science Experiments, Reinforcement of Shapes Colors, Letters and the sounds, Numerals and counting
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Physical activities
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Story Time
12:30 pm Lunch Begins
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Bathroom Time
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm Nap Time

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Wake-Up Time/Bathroom Time/Snack Time; Children may read books
as later wake-ups finish snack; Teacher may begin story time

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Group Time activities: songs, dancing, active games, relay races, obstacle courses, creative dramatics, "fun" times
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Areas Time/ table activities/ coloring/ puzzles/ games
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm Coloring/ Puzzles/ Clean-up areas
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Excerpted from the preschool's website