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Roncalli Son Shine Patch

419 1st Ave Ne
Aberdeen, SD 57401-3550

(605) 225-3460


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Activities planned will encourage the children to develop and use their physical, social, emotional, communication, and creativity skills. This is accomplished by providing a hands-on, experience centered atmosphere. The learning centers set up will provide opportunities for the children to experiment, observe, explore, identify, communicate, and create. Letters will be introduced each week through visual and hands-on activities. Shapes, numbers, and colors will be integrated within the themes.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"4-5 yr old preschool
8-8:30: Welcome, children free play as they arrive

8:30-8:45: Circle time: calendar, weather, storytime

group activities, etc.

8:45-9:45: Center activities, free play

9:45-10:00: snack time

10:00-10:10: getting ready to go outside or to the gym

10:10-10:30: outside time or gym time

3 year old program

8:00-8:30-welcome, free play

8:30-8:45-Circle Time

8:45-9:45--free play time, planned learning centers, large motor activity, etc.

9:45-10:00--Snack Time

10:00-10:10--clean up time, short circle time to dismiss

10:10-10:30--outside time
Excerpted from the preschool's website