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St Thomas More Preschool

1700 8th Street
Brookings, SD 57006

Phone:
(605) 692-6796

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The goal of the St. Thomas More Preschool is to provide a positive experience for your son or daughter as your child's personal formation continues and the formal education process begins.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Approximate Daily Schedule :
8:30 AM / 12:45 PM
Greeting/Welcome
8:45 - 9:00 AM / 1:00 - 1:15 PM
Morning Circle - A time to sing songs and get ready for our day.
9:00 - 9:45 AM / 1:15 - 2:00 PM
Free Choice - Children engage in a variety of developmentally appropriate activities. (Ex: Arts, Crafts, Science, Discovery, Blocks, Manipulative Toys, Dramatic Play, Literacy, Math, Etc.)
9:45 - 9:55 AM / 2:00 -2:10 PM
Clean Up - Children and teachers work together to pick up materials and equipment.
9:55 - 10:15 AM / 2:10 - 2:30 PM
Music Time (every other week) - A time for the children to enhance their skills through musical activities.
Wash Up and Snack Time - Wash hands, children and teachers enjoy snack, practicing their table manners and other social skills.
10:20 - 10:35 AM / 2:35 - 2:50 PM
Group Time - Weekly story, Show and tell, songs, finger plays, prepare for outdoor play.
10:35 - 11:15 AM / 2:50 - 3:30 PM
Outdoor/Gross Motor Play - Large group games, ball games, and other movement/large motor activities.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website