A preschooler’s typical day may vary day-to-day depending on special
events or activities planned, the age of the children or the weather.
the children arrive Quiet Activities are offered such as coloring, play
dough, puzzles, legos and other self-directed activities this helps
children to start their day on a calming note. Children serve
themselves. Breakfast consists of cereal with milk and toast. This is
a breakfast of convenience.
Our preschool is where the children
will share experiences, hear wonderful stories (throughout the day),
investigate ongoing topics and concepts through project work, they have
art time, work with manipulative, enjoy music and instruments, have
circle time, use the dramatic play center, play outside and have
snack. Three times a week we have Italian lessons.
During Rest Time: Teachers rub backs and soft music is played throughout rest. Children are encouraged to bring in a small blanket from home.
During the Afternoon: A variety of indoor and outdoor activities including games, art, table activities and stories are offered. Some art may be coordinated around certain topics or concepts. Art is a large part of our curriculum we use many types of materials such as clay, wood, buttons, string macaroni and many types of natural materials.
Our academic curriculum consists of the Zoo Phonics Program which is used in California schools and has shown great results. The program fully involves the child's eyes, ears, mouth and body as they learn phonemic awareness, the alphabet and how to decode (read) and encode (spell/write). The Zoo Phonics program is a fun and exciting program that the children really enjoy.
Breakfast is served from 7:15 to 8:15.
It consists of cereal with milk and toast. This is a breakfast of convenience, for families who are running late in the mornings. Snacks are served both in the AM and PM.
Lunch is served from 11:30 to 12:30.
Lunch is served family style with the children helping and serving themselves. Children are encouraged to try all foods. We follow all of the daily nutritional requirements for children as recommended by the Department of Social Services of California. All meals are home cooked and we use some organic fruits and vegetables.
The children make homemade bread every Wednesday.
We respect children with food allergies and we work with the families to accommodate their child’s needs whenever possible.