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The Nurturing Nook

575 West River Woods Parkway
Glendale, WI 53212

Phone:
(414) 961-1482

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Caregivers are responsible to create an environment that encourages the child to achieve his/her full potential in terms of physical, intellectual and psychological growth. Caregivers provide safety and security, stimulations and encouragement, and reasonable expectations and limits. Children need both emotional support and structure as they meet each developmental challenge.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"The Busy Bees - 12 to 18 months
6:30-8:00 Arrival Time/ Free Play
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Diaper Changes/Free Play
9:00-9:30 Outside (weather permitting)
9:30-10:45 Group Time: Puzzles, Art, Sensory Table,
Free Play, Literacy/Reading
10:45-11:00 Clean-up and Get Ready For Lunch
11:00-11:30 Lunch and Clean-up
11:30-12:00 Songs, Finger Plays, Diaper Changes,
Brush Teeth and Settle In for Naps
12:15- 2:30 Nap Time
2:30-3:00 Wash hands for Snack and Eat Snack
3:00-3:30 Diaper Changes/Free Play
3:30-4:00 Outside (weather permitting)
4:00-6:00 Free Play: Crayons, Puzzles, Books,
Prepare for Home, Literacy/Reading
The Shining Stars - 18 to 24 months
6:30-8:00 Arrival time
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Diaper Changes
9:15-9:45 Outside (weather permitting)
9:45-10:45 Group Time: Art, Sensory Table,
Free Play, Literacy/Reading
10:45-11:00 Clean-up and Get Ready for Lunch
11:00-11:30 Lunch and Clean-up
11:30-12:15 Diaper Changes, Brush Teeth and Settle In for Naps
12:15-2:30 Nap Time
2:30-3:00 Snack
3:00-3:30 Diaper Changes
3:30-4:00 Outside (weather permitting)
4:00-6:00 Free Play, Prepare for Home, Literacy/Reading
The Sunshine Group - 2 year olds
6:30-8:00 Arrival/Free Play
8:00-8:30 Clean up/wash hands/breakfast in triangle room
8:30-9:45 Free play/art/manipulative/sensory table/
dramatic play/easel

uzzles/diapering
9:45-10:00 Group time/songs/reading literacy
10:00-10:30 Outside time/large muscle activity/games
10:30-10:50 Free play/creative activities/manipulative/
sensory table/dramatic play/easel

uzzles
10:50-11:00 Clean up and Wash Hands
11:00-11:30 Lunch
11:30-11:40 Clean up
11:40-12:15 Diapering/Brush Teeth/quiet activities/reading literacy
12:15-2:30 Nap/rest time
2:30-3:00 Diapering/quiet activities/snack
3:00-3:15 Finger plays/music/movement
3:15-4:00 Free play/science/creative arts/dramatic play/
blocks/manipulative/sensory table
4:00-4:30 Outside/large muscle activity/games
4:30-5:30 Free play
5:30-6:00 Free play in Rainbow Room
The Rainbow Room - 3-6 year olds
6:30-8:00 Arrival - Combined Activities
8:00-8:30 Bathroom-Breakfast-Clean -up
8:30-8:45 Group Time (weather, calendar, reading literacy)
8:45-10:15 Free Play in Play Areas - Art Time
10:15-10:25 Clean up
10:25-10:30 Bathroom
10:30-11:00 Large Muscle Time (Indoors/Outdoors)
11:00-11:30 Wash Hands, Lunch, Clean up
11:30-12:00 Bathroom, Wash Hands, Brush Teeth,
Reading Literacy, Puzzles
12:00-12:15 Let's settle down time (Chase the Wiggles Away)
12:15-2:30 Naps
2:30-2:45 Cots away, Wash hands for snacks
2:45-3:00 Snack
3:00-3:15 Clean up and Wash Hands
3:15-3:30 Split Group Time, (Reading Literacy, Clifford Page,
Songs, Finger plays)
3:30-4:20 Play areas
4:20-4:30 Clean up
4:30-5:00 Bathroom, Large Muscle Time (Indoors and Outdoors)
5:00-6:00 Combined Activities and Prepare for Home
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school