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Gateway Academy

2401 Discovery Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

Phone:
(843) 650-5500

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Gateway Academy Child Development Centers are dedicated to the philosophy that every child in our care is unique and special. Through careful guidance by our teachers, children are encouraged to grow and develop through age appropriate activities and curriculum. We value and respect the important role parent's play in their child's education. We believe that children learn best through play; that is why our program is developed around theme based curriculum that encourages children to express themselves in the areas of educational, social, physical, and emotional growth.
Each Gateway Academy Child Development Center has an educational curriculum centered on themes throughout the year. The themes are further integrated by webbing numbers, letters of the alphabet, colors, and shapes into the activities throughout the classroom. This curriculum has been developed in a joint effort between Gateway Academy and the University of South Carolina's Department of Early Childhood Education.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"INFANTS (6 WEEKS - 9 MONTHS)
6:30 - 7:00 Arrival/Quiet Time
7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast/Small Motor
8:30 - 9:00 Diaper Change
9:00 - 9:30 Sensory Activities
9:30 - 10:00 Diaper Change
10:00 - 10:30 Outside Play (Weather Permitting)/Large
Motor
10:30 - 11:00 Diaper Change
11:00 - 11:30 Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Musical Exercise
12:30 - 1:00 Diaper Change
1:00 - 2:00 Nap Time
2:00 - 2:30 Diaper Change
2:30 - 3:00 Outside Play (Weather Permitting)/Large
Motor
3:00 - 3:30 Snack Time
3:30 - 4:00 Clean Up For Home
4:30 - 5:30 Free Play
5:30 - 6:00 Diaper Change
6:00 - 6:30 Quiet Activity Time
BEGINNERS
(12 MONTHS - 15 MONTHS)
6:30 - 7:00 Arrival/Quiet Time
7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Diaper Change
9:00 - 9:30 Small Motor Skills
9:30 - 10:00 Musical Exercise
10:00 - 10:30 Diaper Change
10:30 - 11:00 Outside Play (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
11:00 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Diaper Change
12:30 - 2:00 Nap Time
2:00 - 2:30 Diaper Change
2:30 - 3:00 Outside Play (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
3:00 - 3:30 Snack Time
3:30 - 4:00 Story Time/Quiet Activities
4:00 - 4:30 Diaper Change
4:30 - 5:00 Clean Up For Home
5:30 - 6:00 Quiet Time/Free Play
6:00 - 6:30 Diaper Change
TODDLERS
(18 MONTHS - 24 MONTHS)
6:30 - 7:00 Arrival/Quiet Time
7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Diaper Change
9:00 - 9:30 Circle Time/Morning Activities
9:30 - 10:00 Outside Play (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
10:00 - 10:30 Diaper Change
10:30 - 11:00 Thinking Skills (Centers/Table Activities)
11:00 - 11:30 Lunch
11:30 - 12:00 Clean up/Diaper Change
12:00 - 2:00 Nap Time
2:00 - 2:30 Diaper Change
2:30 - 3:00 Snack Time
3:00 - 3:30 Songs/Music
3:30 - 4:00 Outside Play (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
4:00 - 4:30 Diaper Change
4:30 - 5:00 Story Time
5:00 - 5:30 Small Motor Skills
5:30 - 6:00 Diaper Change
6:00 - 6:30 Departures/Quiet Time/Free Play
PRESCHOOL ONE
6:30 - 7:30 Arrival Time/Small Motor
7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 Centers/Free Play
8:30 - 9:30 Circle Time
9:30 - 10:00 Bathroom/Clean Up
10:00 - 10:45 Outside Activities (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
10:45 - 11:00 Bathroom/Clean Up For Lunch
11:00 - 11:30 Music Activities
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 2:00 Nap Time
2:00 - 2:15 Bathroom/Quiet Activities
2:15 - 2;45 Snack Time
2:45 - 3:30 Outside Activity (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
3:30 - 4:00 Language arts/Story Telling &
Conversation
4:00 - 4:30 Bathroom/Clean Up For Home
4:30 - 5:00 Dramatic Play/Social, Emotional Skills
5:00 - 5:30 Science/Nature Activities
5:30 - 6:00 Manipulative Toys
6:00 - 6:30 Departures/Quiet Time/Free Play
PRESCHOOL TWO
6:30 - 7:30 Arrival/Breakfast Time
8:00 - 8:30 Centers/Free Play
8:30 - 9:00 Circle Time
9:00 - 9:30 Bathroom
9:30 - 10:00 Language/Thinking Skills
10:00 - 10:45 Outside Activities (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
10:45 - 11:00 Bathroom/Clean Up For Lunch
11:00 - 11:30 Stories/Songs
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 2:00 Nap Time
2:00 - 2:15 Bathroom/Quiet Activities
2:15 - 2;45 Snack Time
2:45 - 3:30 Outside Activity (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
3:30 - 4:00 Language arts/Story Telling & Conversation
4:00 - 4:30 Bathroom/Clean Up For Home
4:30 - 5:00 Dramatic Play/Social, Emotional Skills
5:00 - 5:30 Science/Nature Activities
5:30 - 6:00 Manipulative Toys
6:00 - 6:30 Departures/Quiet Time/Free Play
PRESCHOOL THREE
6:30 - 7:30 Arrival/Breakfast Time
7:30 - 8:45 Centers/Table Activities
8:45 - 9:30 Circle time
9:30 - 10:00 Small Group Activities
10:00 - 10:30 Computers/Language Art Activities
10:30 - 11:00 Outside Activities (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
11:00 - 11:15 Bathroom/Clean Up For Lunch
11:15 - 11:45 Lunch
11:45 - 2:30 Nap
2:30 - 2:45 Bathroom/Clean Up For Snack
2:45 - 3:15 Snack Time
3:15 - 3:45 Dramatic Play/Social, Emotional Skills
3:45 - 4:30 Outside Activity (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
4:30 - 5:00 Bathroom/Clean Up For Home
5:00 5:30 Science/Nature Activities
5:30 - 6:00 Manipulative Toys
6:00 - 6:30 Departures/Quiet Time/Free Play
PRESCHOOL FOUR
6:30 - 8:30 ArrivalBreakfast Time
8:30 - 9:00 Center Time/Table Activities
9:00 - 9:30 Circle Time
9:30 - 10:00 Small Group Activities
10:00 - 10:30 Math/Thinking Skills
10:30 - 11:00 Computer/Language Activities
11:00 - 11:45 Outside Activities (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
11:45 - 12:00 Bathroom/Clean Up For Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 2:30 Nap
2:30 - 2:45 Bathroom/Clean Up For Snack
2:45 - 3:15 Dramatic Play/Social, Emotional Skills
3:15 - 3:45 Snack
3:45 - 4:30 Outside Activity (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
4:30 - 4:45 Bathroom/Clean Up For Home
4:45 - 5:30 Story Time
5:30 - 6:00 Manipulatives/Table Activities
6:00 - 6:30 Departures/Quiet Time/Free Play
PRESCHOOL FIVE
6:30 - 8:00 Arrival/Breakfast Time
8:00 - 8:30 Centers/Table Activities
8:30 - 9:15 Computer/Dramatic Play
9:15 - 9:45 Circle Time
9:45 - 10:15 Language Arts
10:15 - 10:45 Math
10:45 - 11:15 Music/Art Activities
11:15 - 12:00 Outside Activities (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
12:00 - 12:15 Bathroom/Clean Up For Lunch
12:15 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 2:30 Nap
2:30 - 2:45 Bathroom/Clean Up For Snack
2:45 - 3:15 Science
3:15 - 3:30 Story Time
3:30 - 4:00 Snack
4:00 - 4:45 Outside Activity (Weather Permitting)
Large Motor Skills
4:45 - 5:00 Bathroom/Clean Up For Home
5:00 - 5:30 Manipulatives/Table Activities
5:30 - 6:30 Departures/Quiet Activity/Free Play
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Excerpted from the preschool's website