The School Day
Our Program is a center based
program. Each day your child's class will move from center to center with the same teacher and children throughout the
day. All children are given the opportunity to utilize the equipment and materials available in each center (there
is approximately 30 minutes spent in each center).
In this center,
the children will use their fine motor skills to button, lace, snap, zipper. Large and small puzzles are used along with
sorting color games. We have two computers which allows the children to work independently. All learning CD's
are age appropriate. Group games with the Teacher are also incorporated in this center. This will help the
children to follow directions and allow them to sit in a group setting. The Teacher also utilizes this center to observe
their students, this will prepare them for parent/teacher conferences held in February.
books are shared and activities such as Show & Tell, flannel board stories, weather, calendar and days of the week. Materials
will be presented to strengthen fine motor skills. The children will be writing in their journals everyday, if time permits.
Letters of the alphabet, numbers and writing their names are our goal.
Arts & Crafts
motor skills will be developed through activities that allow for cutting, pasting, coloring, writing and painting. Free playtime
in this room will include, play dough, free coloring, drawing and a collage of crafts. Our curriculum is incorporated into
this center. Alphabet, numbers, colors and themes for each month.
Music & Movement
will have the opportunity to express themselves through Music & Movement. Gross Motor skills will be developed. We have
several CD's for moving, singing and exercising. The curriculum will be incorporated into this center. Learning games
will be addressed such as; letters, shapes, colors & numbers (this center is an alternate with science).
this center, the children will have the opportunity to learn, explore, experiment, discover, create invent, self-express,
interact and play. This center will involve dramatic play, kitchen area, blocks, dolls, reading corner and trucks.
children will go out to play when the weather permits. They will learn to develop their gross motor skills. Children will
be encouraged to climb up cubes and go down slides. Throwing and catching a ball, active games such as the parachute will
be initiated here. Bubbles will be brought out to the playground, chalk and other exciting fun games.
Our science center goes by units. Each month we will specialize in a different activity. For example,
Dinosaurs, Rain Forest, Nighttime sky, Magnets, winter, ocean life, etc.... This center is all hands on. The children
will get to enjoy all science materials. Lots of exploring goes on in this center.