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Family Center Of Washington County

32 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

(802) 828-8765


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Preschool philosophy is based on the belief that children should be given the
following opportunities:
• To play and learn in an environment that encourages them to understand that
they belong to a group, as well as allowing for their individual growth and
development of positive self-image
• To have their parent/guardian(s) involved in their preschool life to the extent
possible for each parent/guardian
• To play and work with their peers and teachers in situations that are appropriate
to each individual's needs and abilities
• To learn about their world in a way that allows for each child's differences and
similarities to be recognized and celebrated."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:30-8:45 Arrival
8:45-10:30 Choice time (includes snack)
10:30-10:45 Clean Up Time
10:45-11:15 Circle
11:15-11:30 Bathroom/Hand washing/Lunch Preparation
11:30-12:00 Lunchtime
12:00-12:30 Outside time/Small Group Time
12:30 Dismissal of ½ day children
12:30-1:00 Gathering of Stay and Play group (outside when good weather)
1:00-1:15 Bathroom/Nap & Rest-time Prep
1:15-1:45 Nap begins/Rest-time for non-sleepers
2:00-4:30 Nap/Free play/Planned activities/Outside play/Snack
4:30-5:00 Clean up

repare to go home
5:00 Program day ends"
Excerpted from the preschool's website