Staff: Gabby & Suz
Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years
Ratio 1 to 10
Licensed for 11 children with 2 teachers
The preschool years are a special time in the life of young children. During this period, they begin to trust others outside the family. They gain independence and self-control, and learn to take initiative and assert themselves in socially acceptable ways. At the same time, they become keen observers of their world and experiment with their surroundings to find out what happens when they interact with other people and handle and maneuver objects and materials. The language surpasses the limited vocabulary and sentence structure of toddlers. In addition, preschoolers are changing physically – growing and gaining strength, agility and coordination.
7:30 – Greetings & free play
8:15 – Snack & table activities
9:30 – Circle and activity time
10:00 – Walk (weather permitting)
10:30 -- Outside play (weather permitting)
11:45 – Hand washing/getting ready for lunch/making mats
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – Nap/Rest time
3:00 – Wake up & afternoon snack
3:30 – Free play (indoor or outdoor)
5:15 – Clean Up
5:30 – Good byes
The Creative Curriculum breaks down preschool child development into four areas:
- Social/emotional development during the preschool years is about socialization – the process by which children learn the values and behaviors accepted by society. It is about becoming a competent and confident person. The three goals in this area are: achieving a sense of self; taking responsibility for self and others; and behaving in a pro-social way.
- Physical development includes children’s gross (large muscle) and fine (small muscle) motor skills. With more advanced physical development, children master increasingly sophisticated tasks and gain personal responsibility for their own physical needs, such as dressing themselves. As children learn what their bodies can do, they gain self-confidence. The two goals in this area are: achieving gross motor skill; and achieving fine motor control.
- Cognitive development refers to the mind and how it works. It involves how children think, how they see their world, and how they use what they learn. The three goals in this area are: learning and problem solving; thinking logically; and representing and thinking symbolically.
- Language development includes understanding and communicating through words, spoken and written. Children are born with the capacity to communicate with others – verbally and non-verbally. Because words represent objects and ideas, language development is closely related to cognitive development. With frequent language experiences between the ages of 3 and 5, children’s vocabulary can grow dramatically. The richer a child’s vocabulary, the more likely that the child will become a good reader. Language and literacy skills go hand in hand. Listening, speaking, reading and writing develop interdependently in children. The two goals in this area are: Listening and speaking; and reading and writing.
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