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St Mary's Pre-school/child

108 Mchenry St
Burlington, WI 53105-1826

(262) 763-1501


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"St. Mary's Preschool acknowledges that each child is a unique creation of
God and has his/her own developmental progression.
Our educational philosophy emphasizes surrounding the children with
language and art experiences, math manipulative challenges, science
discoveries, and opportunities for group interaction. Each child develops at his/her own unique pace. Our program respects this individual growth
pattern and provides appropriate materials and guidance for each stage of development."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"half day preschool
8:30-8:45 Children are greeted at the classroom door by a teacher.
12:15-12:30 Children put their personal belongings away and choose a quiet activity.
8:45-9:00 Group time (discuss the activities for the day, bible story, songs, weather.
12:30-1:45 birthdays, reinforce language and math skills.
9:00-10:00 Children work in Learning Centers of their choice. Teachers move from
12:45-1:45 center-to-center working with children.
10:00-10:10 Clean-up the room
10:10-10:25 Story time
10:25-10:45 Bathroom and wash hands. Snack Time – Grace is said before snack is
2:10-2:30 eaten.
10:45-11:05 Go outdoors if weather permits. If not, have movement and rhythm
2:30-2:50 activities indoor or appropriate indoor equipment for the children to
play on.
11:05-11:15 Return to the room for quiet time. Discuss the day's activities. Read or
2:50-3:00 tell a story, finger plays, or songs. Children are dismissed to parents.
full day preschool
Before Care
6:30-7:45 Arrival – Quiet Activities or Open Ended Activities
Wash Hands, Breakfast - provided from home.
7:45-8:00 Open Ended Activities, board games, etc.
8:00-8:15 Clean Up –Dismissal to Classrooms
8:20 –8:30 Greet Children at the classroom door by a teacher.
Children put their personal belongings away and choose a quiet activity.
8:30-8:55 Welcome song/Names, Attendance/Calendar/Weather/ Bible Story
Presentation/Discussion of activities for the day
9:00-9:30 Large Motor Activities
9:30-10:00 Bathroom - Wash Hands – Snack
10:00-11:10 Learning Centers (Dramatic Play, Science, Math, Blocks, Writing,
Manipulative, Puzzles) Craft/Art project/Sensory Table/ Clean Up
11:10-11:40 Story & Group Time (includes: flannel board, music, finger plays,
puppets, science, math & social studies, sign or foreign language)
11:40-11:50 Bathroom – Wash Hands
11:55-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Recess
1:00-1:30 Bathroom-Wash Hands/Quiet Activities
1:30-2:30 Rest – Quiet Activities
2:45-3:00 Closing of Day Discussions & Dismissal to After Care
*We have worship once a week in the Notre Dame Chapel
After Care
3:00-3:30 Arrival – Bathroom – Wash hands
3:15-3:30 Snack
3:30-4:00 Recess
4:00-5:30 Special Activity Centers and Study Time
5:30 Dismissal"
Excerpted from the preschool's website