Preschool Program

Sandpiper Room

Preschool Group / Ages 3-4 /

Typical Preschool Daily Schedule

7am-8:00am
Arrivals/ Free Play

8:00am-8:45am/8:15am-8:45am
Table Top Play/Breakfast

8:45am-8:55am
Clean Up/Go to Classrooms/Transition

9am-9:20am
Circle Time/Transition//Roll Call BW

9:30am-9:50am
Mindful Meditation/YOGA/Exercise/Transition

10am-10:15am
Snack

10:15am-10:45am (15 mn flex)
CORE CURRICULUM

10:45am-11:30am (15 mn flex)
Recess/Free Play/Teacher’s Choice

11:30am-12:00pm
Lunch

12:00pm-2:45pm
Nap

2:45pm-3:00pm
Transition/Snack

3:00pm-5:30pm
Outside/Free Play/Guided Play

5:30pm-6:00pm
Guided Play/Final Goodbye’s

Our Learning Philosophy

In a play-based program, children choose activities based on their current interests. The term “play-based” is often interchanged with “child-centered.” The play-based classroom is broken up into sections, such as a play house or kitchen, science area, water table, reading nook, space with blocks and other toys, or a variety of other play station areas. Teachers encourage the kids to play while developing social, cognitive and physical skills along the way. Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.

“Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” -Plato