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La Petite Academy

708 S Dickerson Rd
Goodlettsville, TN 37072-1704

Phone:
(615) 859-2034

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our philosophy is centered around the early education of your child. Our unique age-specific programs and curricula are designed to move your child ahead developmentally, get him ready for school and teach him important social skills - in an environment that's warm, nurturing and fun."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Sample Toddler Schedule - I
Children ages 12-18 months
6:00a.m. Greeting toddlers and parents (child-directed activities)
7:00 Breakfast (continuation of morning child-directed activities.)
7:30 Care Routines Diapering Hand-washing
8:00 Circle time activity Toddlers are not required to participate, alternative activities will be available 8:30 Snack/Care Routines
9:00 Interest Centers Teacher-directed activity (fine motor and/or language) -Dramatic Play Center - props reflect theme/lesson plans -Block Center contains materials for independent play -Creativity & Art Center has available self-directed art materials as well as predetermined art projects -Language & Circle Time Center - books will be available for the children to explore on their own. There will also be teacher-directed activities that may occur during the week.
9:30 Outdoor Classroom Children are encouraged to create and play games with their peers. Teacher directed activities as well as self-directed games are gross motor oriented.
10:15 Interest Centers
11:00 Story Time
11:15 Lunch/ Care Routines
12:00p.m. Rest Time Teacher-directed, quiet activities are available for toddlers who are awake
2:00 Care Routines Child-directed activities-manipulatives
2:30 Afternoon Snack
3:00 Outdoor Classroom (gross motor oriented)
3:45 Music Time/Care Routines Teacher-directed activities (music and movement)
4:15 Interest Centers
5:00 Table Top Games/Care Routines
5:30 Child-directed activities at interest centers Teacher-directed activities (language and fine motor) Care Routines
6:30 Greeting parents/departure with toddlers
Sample Toddler Schedule - II
Children ages 18-24 months
6:00a.m. Greeting toddlers and parents (child-directed activities)
7:00 Breakfast (continuation of morning child-directed activities.)
7:30 Care Routines Diapering Hand-washing
8:00 Snack/Care Routines
8:30 Circle time activity Toddlers are not required to participate, alternative activities will be available
9:00 Interest Centers -Teacher-directed activity (fine motor and/or language) -Dramatic Play Center - props reflect theme/lesson plans -Block Center contains materials for independent play -Creativity & Art Center has available self-directed art materials as well as well as predetermined art project that require some assistance from the teacher -Language & Circle Time Center - books will be available for the children to explore on their own. There will also be teacher-directed activities that may occur during the week.
9:45 Music Time/Care Routines Teacher-directed activities (music and movement)
10:15 Outdoor Classroom Children are encouraged to create and play games with their peers. Teacher directed activities as well as self-directed games are gross motor oriented.
11:00 Story Time
11:15 Lunch/ Care Routines
12:00p.m. Rest Time Teacher-directed, quite activities are available for toddlers who are awake
2:00 Care Routines Child-directed activities-manipulatives
2:30 Afternoon Snack 3:00 Interest Centers
3:45 Outdoor Classroom (gross motor oriented)
4:15 Table Top Games/Care Routines
4:45 Child-directed activities at interest centers Teacher-directed activities (language and fine motor) Care Routines
5:30 Afternoon Circle Time Toddlers are not required to participate, alternative activities will be available
6:30 Greeting parents/departure with toddlers
Sample Two's Classroom Schedule
6:00a.m. Greeting/Family Time Zone
7:00 Breakfast & Family Time Zone activities continue
8:30 Circle Time Activity (Alternative activities will be provided for children who do not choose to participate.)
9:00 Morning Snack/Care Routines (bathroom, diaper changing and hand washing)
9:30 Outdoor Classroom Children are encouraged to create and play games with their peers. Teacher directed activities as well as self-directed games are gross motor oriented.
10:15 Interest Centers/ Preschool Time: Teacher-directed activity (fine motor and/or language) Dramatic Play Center - props reflect theme/lesson plans Block Center - contains materials for independent play Creativity & Art Center- has available self-directed art materials as well as a predetermined art project that require some assistance from the teacher Language & Circle Time Center - books will be available for the children to explore on their own. There will also be teacher-directed activities that may occur during the week.
11:00 Teacher-directed activity (Music/Movement)
11:30 Lunch/Care Routines
12:00p.m. Rest Time Teacher-directed activities for children who are awake 2:00 Care Routines Teacher-directed activities (Manipulatives) Quiet listening music
2:45 Afternoon Snack
3:15 Interest Centers Teacher-directed activities (Thinking/Socio-emotional) Child-directed activities in interest centers
4:00 Outdoor Classroom
4:45 Circle time/Literature Exploration
5:15 Family Time Zone begins Teacher-directed activities (Language Development)
6:00 Family Time Zone continues Care Routines
6:30 Greeting parents/departure with children
Early Preschool Daily Schedule
Opening-8:30am Exploration & Learning: Arrivals, breakfast, table work, large & small motor activities, learning center opportunities
8:30am Settling in, clean up
8:45am Morning Group Meeting: Welcome, daily review, attendance, jobs, weather, calendar, discussion topics
9:00am Music & Movement
9:15am Literacy & Language Enrichment: stories, poems, shared reading, and extension activities
9:30am *Early Preschool Projects & Learning Centers: Individual, partner, and/or small group child-directed & teacher facilitated work, observations & assessments
10:45am Transition/clean up
11:00am Outdoor Play Experiences
11:30am Handwashing

repare for lunch
11:45am Lunch
12:15pm Quiet Time
1:45pm Transition/afternoon snack
2:00pm Music & Movement
2:15pm *Early Preschool Projects & Learning Centers
3:15pm Transition/clean up
3:30pm Outdoor Play Experiences
4:00pm Afternoon Group Meeting: Review of the day, preview of tomorrow 4:15pm-Closing Exploration & Learning: Table work, large & small motor activities, learning center opportunities, welcoming parents
Preschool
Opening-8:30am Exploration & Learning: Arrivals, breakfast, table work, large & small motor activities, learning center opportunities 8:30am Settling in, clean up 8:45am Morning Group Meeting: Welcome, daily review, attendance, jobs, weather, calendar, discussion topics 9:00am Music & Movement 9:15am Literacy & Language Enrichment: stories, poems, shared reading, and extension activities
9:30am *Preschool Projects & Learning Centers: Individual, partner, and/or small group child-directed & teacher facilitated work, observations & assessments 10:45am Transition/clean up
11:00am Outdoor Play Experiences
11:30am Handwashing

repare for lunch
11:45am Lunch
12:15pm Quiet Time
1:45pm Transition/afternoon snack
2:00pm Music & Movement
2:15pm *Preschool Projects & Learning Centers
3:15pm Transition/clean up
3:30pm Outdoor Play Experiences
4:00pm Afternoon Group Meeting: Review of the day, preview of tomorrow 4:15pm-Closing Exploration & Learning: Table work, large & small motor activities, learning center opportunities, welcoming parents"
Excerpted from the preschool's website