Westminster Presbyterian Day School (Westminster) is a cooperative preschool for children ages one through five. Founded in 1977, the school provides a setting that supprts the close relationship between the child, family and staff. It is committed to an appreciation of childhood as a unique and valuable stage of life. Westminster provides a nurturing environment for children that fosters:
-Time for uninterrupted play
-Critical and independent reasoning
-Discovery of their world
-A love of learning
-Self-discipline through consistent application of limits
-Social interaction and respect for others
9:00 - 9:45 Free Choice plan and discovery time using centers that include art, manipulatives, blocks, science, writing, dramatic play, books, and music.
9:45 - 10:00 Group time including songs, finger plays, stories, poetry & pre-math activities (matching, counting, patterning, etc.)
10:00 - 10:15 Snack focusing on nutrition and whole foods.
10:15 - 11:00 Outdoor play using 2 separate areas. Playground: sand, climbing structures, swings, grassy area & garden. Slab: wheel toys, trikes, balls, hoops, chalk etc.
11:15 - 11:45 Each child brings their own healthy lunch.
11:45 - 12:00 Art/Sensory Integration options that focus on fine motor and developmental goals, or story time using books, puppets, and flannel boards.