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Little Learners Academy Inc

45135 Waterpointe Ter
Ashburn, VA 20147-2670

Phone:
(703) 729-2224

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Little Learners Academy is committed to making the most of a young child’s years by providing quality, developmentally appropriate programs for children in a safe and secure environment. The children entrusted in our care will receive the best in learning environments in an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, respect, and love. Little Learners is staffed by teams of consistent caregivers who implement programming and routines that are appropriate to the needs of young children. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"TODDLER ONE SCHEDULE
A.M.
6:30-8:00 -Greeting Children
Self-selected activity together with infant room for early arrivals. Move to
own group as teachers arrive and are ready for children.

8:00-9:00 -AM Snack
Set up, hand washing, eating, clean-upCereal with milk (M-Th), Bagels,
Muffins, or French Toast (F)

9:00-9:30-Free Play (self selected)
Blocks, books, kitchen, ball pit, dolls, stacking toys, pull

ush toys, etc.

9:30-10:00 -Outside Play
Large motor activities: climbing, running, riding toys, sand play, balls, etc.

10:00-10:15 -Circle Time (social and cognitive stimulation)
Stories, finger plays, rhythms and songs, flashcards, games, etc.

10:15-10:30 -Group Activity (social and cognitive stimulation)
Teacher selected activity: puzzles, building with blocks, balls,
games, bubbles, etc.

10:30-11:15 -Free Play (self selected)
Blocks, books, kitchen corner, ball pit, dolls, stacking toys, pull

ush toys,
etc.

11:15-12:00 -Lunch (family style meal service)
Opportunity for self-help activities such as: drinking from a cup and using a
spoon. Helps develop good eating and nutrition habits.
Set up, hand washing, eating, hand washing, preparing for nap


12:00-2:00 -Nap time

2:00-2:30-Self Help
Dressing, washing hands and face, using a spoon, drinking from a cup etc.

2:30-3:00 -PM Snack
Set up, hand washing, eating, clean-up
Applesauce, crackers w/cheese, cookies, pretzels, cheez-its, etc.

3:00-3:30 -Fine/Gross Motor
Building towers with blocks, roll balls, pound playdough, turning pages of books,
ball pit, stacking toys, pull

ush toys, scribbling w/ crayons, etc.

3:30-4:00 -Outside Play
Large motor activities: climbing, running, riding toys, sand play, balls, etc.

4:00-4:30 -Art/ Theme Related Activity
Painting with different items, on different surfaces and with different
materials,finger painting, crayons, gluing, markers, video etc.

4:30-5:00 -Sensory Motor/Dramatic Play
Dramatic Play: Baby care, house corner, doctor, dress-up, tea-party, etc.
Sensory Motor: Painting, water play, sand play, mess trays, plastic tubs with
different materials, playdoughs and clays, etc.

5:00-6:30 -Departure Time
Grouped with infants as children go home.
Special projects, Free play


DAILY SCHEDULE TODDLER TWO

A.M.
6:30-8:30-Greeting Children
Self-selected activity in multi-age groups for early arrivals. Move to own groups as teachers
arrive and are ready for children.

8:30-9:00-Diaper changing/Potty training & AM Snack
Set up, hand washing, eating, washing, clean-up
Snack may include cereal, bagels, muffins, or French
toast sticks.

9:00-9:30-Art
Painting with different items, on different surfaces and with different materials,
finger painting, crayons, gluing, markers, cutting, folding, etc.

9:30-10:00-Spanish
Worksheets, music, activities, games and stories

10:00-10:30-Outside Play
Playground, water play, stroller rides, walks, tennis courts, etc.
Large motor activities: climbing, running, riding toys, sand play, balls, etc.

10:30-11:00-Circle Time (social and cognitive stimulation)
Stories, Fingerplays, rhythms and songs, flashcards, games, share day, etc.

11:00-12:00-Diaper Changes/Potty training & Lunch(family style meal service)
Opportunity to develop good eating and nutrition habits, share experiences and
thoughts in conversation.
Set up, hand washing, eating, brushing teeth, preparing for nap (departure for short
day students).

12:00-2:00-Nap time

2:00-2:30-Free Play (self selected)
Blocks, books, kitchen corner, puzzles, cars, dolls, dress-up, etc.

2:30-3:00-PM Snack
Set up, hand washing, eating, clean-up
Applesauce, crackers w/cheese, cookies, pretzels, cheez-its, etc.

3:00-3:30-Outside Play
Large motor activities: climbing, running, riding toys,
sand play, balls, etc

3:30-4:00-Theme Related Activity
Games, art, special activity, story, video, etc.

4:00-4:30-Sensory Motor
Painting, water play, sand play, mess trays, sensory table
filled w/ different materials, playdoughs and clays, etc.

4:30-5:00-Art
Painting with different items, on different surfaces and with different materials,
finger painting, crayons, gluing, markers, cutting, folding, etc.

5:00-5:30-Fine/Gross Motor
Building towers with blocks, rolling balls, pound playdough, turning pages of books,
scribbling w/ crayons, running, climbing, etc.

5:30-6:30-Departure
Join other classes, Free play

DAILY SCHEDULE PRESCHOOL

A.M.

6:30-8:30 or 9:00-Greeting Children
Self-selected activity in multi-age groups for early arrivals. Move to own
groups as teachers arrive and are ready for children.

9:00-9:20-AM Snack
Set up, hand washing, eating, and clean-up
Cereal with milk (M-Th), Bagels, French toast sticks or Muffins (F)

9:20-9:40-Circle Time (social and cognitive stimulation)
Daily group time: Days of week, months, etc.
stories, finger plays, rhythms and songs, flashcards, games, etc.

9:40-10:00-Art
Painting with different items, on different surfaces and
with different materials, finger painting, crayons, gluing,
markers, cutting, folding, etc.

10:00-10:45-Spanish
Worksheets, music, activities, games, and stories

10:45-11:15-Outside Play
Large motor activities: climbing, running, riding toys, sand play, balls, etc.

11:15-11:30-Story Time

11:30-12:30-Lunch (family style meal service)
Opportunity to develop good eating and nutrition habits, share experiences and
thoughts in conversation.
Set up, hand washing, eating, hand washing, brushing teeth, preparing for nap
(departure for short day students)


12:30-2:30-Nap Time

2:30-2:50-Circle Time/Story time (social and cognitive stimulation)
Stories, finger plays, rhythms and songs, flashcards,
games, etc.

2:50-3:10-PM Snack
Set up, hand washing, eating, clean-up
Applesauce, crackers w/cheese, cookies, pretzels, cheez-its, etc.

3:10-3:25-Language, Pre-math, Manipulatives
Sequence cards, making books, matching games,puppets, comparing, graphs, writing
skills, phonics

3:25-3:40-Fine/Gross Motor
Building towers with blocks, rolling balls, pound playdough, writing w/ pencils,
crayons or markers, running, climbing, etc.

3:40-4:00-Sensory Motor
Painting, water play, sand play, mess trays, sensory table filled w/ different
materials, playdoughs and clays.

4:00-4:30-Outside Play
Large motor activities: climbing, running, riding toys, sand play, balls, etc.

4:30-5:00-Theme Related Activity
Game, art, special activity, story, video, etc.

5:00-5:30-Centers/Table Toys
House, art, science, computers, library, blocks, etc.

5:30-6:30-Departure Time
Multi-age groups as children go home.
Special projects, outdoor play, choose own activity.


DAILY SCHEDULE PRE-K

A.M.
6:30-8:30-Greeting Children
Self-selected activity in multi-age groups for early arrivals. Move to own groups
as teachers arrive and are ready for children.

8:30-8:45-Fine/Gross Motor
Building towers with blocks, bouncing & catching balls, playing playdough, writing
w/ pencils,crayons or markers, running, climbing, etc.

8:45-9:15-AM Snack
Set up, hand washing, eating, hand washing and clean-up
Cereal with milk (M-Th), Bagels, French toast sticks or Muffins (F)

9:15-9:30-Circle Time (social and cognitive stimulation)
Daily group time: Days of week, months, etc.
stories, finger plays, rhythms and songs, flashcards, games, etc.

9:30-10:00-Art Project/ Pre-math/ Centers
Painting with different items, on different surfaces and with different
materials, finger painting, crayons, gluing, markers, cutting, folding, etc.
-or-
Sequence cards, making books, matching games, puppets, comparing, graphs, writing
-or-
House, art, science, computers, library, blocks, etc.

10:00-10:15-Hooked on Phonics

10:15-10:45-Outside Play
Large motor activities: climbing, running, riding toys, sand play, balls, etc.

10:45-11:30-Spanish
Worksheets, music activities, games and stories

11:30-12:30-Lunch (family style meal service)
Opportunity to develop good eating and nutrition habits, share experiences and
thoughts in conversation.
Set up, eating, hand washing, potty, brush teeth, preparing for nap (departure
for short day students)


12:30-2:30-Nap Time

2:30-3:00-Books and Table Toys
Sequence cards, matching games, puzzles, lacing cards, small building blocks, etc.

3:00-3:30-PM Snack
Set up, hand washing, eating, clean-up
Applesauce, crackers w/cheese, cookies, pretzels, cheez-its, etc.

3:30-4:00-Circle Time (social and cognitive stimulation)
Daily group time: Days of week, months, etc.
stories, finger plays, rhythms and songs, flashcards,
games, etc.

4:00-4:30-Centers
House, art, science, computers, library, blocks, etc.

4:30-5:00-Outside Play

5:00-5:30-Theme Related Activity
Games, art, special activity, story, video, etc.

5:30-6:30-Departure Time
Multi-age groups as children go home.
Special projects, Free play "
Excerpted from the preschool's website