Arrival and opening:
Children are greeted by their teachers and begin by engaging in creative processes. They transition into morning activities consisting of prayer, self-selection, writing readiness for 3 and 4 year olds, conversations about what will be happening in our day, selected group activities.
In addition to the opening, this time includes: Bible stories, songs, memory verses, calendar time, weather, job assignments for the week, sign language finger plays and other teacher lead activities.
This small group time for 3 and 4 year olds focuses on letter, number and shape reinforcements. The children will begin to work on reading and writing skills. For all our students it is also a time for drawing, painting, cutting, gluing, creating, and constructing with numerous kinds of craft materials.
We begin our snack time each day with prayer. The children enjoy a healthy snack and a cup of water as they interact with their classmates.
Physical Fitness Time:
Daily outdoor and/or gym play is an essential part of our preschool morning.
This is supervised play time providing opportunities for dramatic play, building, art and science explorations, and social interaction.
In addition to our regular daily activities, we also try to include many special celebrations throughout the year. We will have classroom parties for Pumpkin Day, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Easter. Teachers may include pajama days and other celebrations. From time to time, we may have special guests visit our students such as firefighters, police officers or other community helpers.