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Small Scholars Pre-School

130 Augustine Avenue
Charles Town, WV 25414

(304) 724-6527


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Small Scholars Preschool strives to help children reach their full potential. We nurture children and provide experiences essential for most effective development of the whole child. Lessons and activities incorporate all learning styles and are designed to include elements that reach children at all developmental levels."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Morning Afternoon Activity Description
8:45-9:00 12:15-12:30 Arrival Children will play on climbing equipment and work with puzzles while classical music plays.
9:00-9:30 12:30-1:00 Class Meeting Children start the day by singing hello to their classmates. The calendar, weather and daily plan are discussed. Dancing and singing are incorporated to provide a opportunity to move.
9:30-10:10 1:00-1:40 Center Work Children may choose to play at any center in the classroom. Centers include; art, listening to books on tape, dramatic play, building with blocks, sand table, puzzles, etc. The teacher and assistant move about the room engaging children verbally.
10:10-10:30 1:40-2:00 Snack Children wash hands and are served a snack. A blessing is said to thank the Lord for providing food. Children are encouraged to talk with their classmates while classical music plays softly in the background.
10:30-10:50 2:00-2:20 Group Work A story that supports the day's topic is read aloud. Children may be divided into two groups based on their IEPs or they may work as a large group. Activities include; retelling of the story using puppets, dramatizing the story, games that reinforce a skill, cooking, etc.
10:50-11:30 2:20-3:00 Daily Review More music and movement as well as a discussion of the day's events. Another story may be read aloud. Preparations for dismissal.
11:30 3:00 Dismissal
Excerpted from the preschool's website