The objective of our Preschool program is to instill positive health and safety practices, while providing a flexible yet planned schedule that promotes exploration and discovery of all areas of learning (i.e. problem solving, language, fine and gross motor activities, social and emotional communication, sensory discrimination, music, dance, computers, technology, creative art expression, books, poems, and play).
The Preschool Classroom is designed to accommodate 15 children between the ages of 3–4 years old and maintains a 1:10 teacher to child ratio.
The program is designed with the children’s level of interest and awareness in mind. The classroom supports children of varying levels of development and nurtures each child while they are reaching their developmental milestones. The children are learning to play cooperatively, socialize confidently, share, take turns, follow rules and multistep directions, and much more. The children enjoy playing with dolls and household items in our housekeeping area, they love to build with blocks and use cars and trucks, they enjoy puzzles, electronic learning centers, farm and animal toys, books, music, fine motor development toys, science and sensory areas, and much more.
Preschool follows a more structured schedule which provides consistency to the children while their minds and bodies are being challenged . Parents receive a monthly calendar with weekly themes and planned activities to promote learning and development in all areas. There are theme related songs, art projects, physical activities, early science, math, sensory and much more.
with free play, socializing, and breakfast (if provided). Next we gather for a circle time including stories, singing, numbers, colors, letters, days of the week, discussion of the week’s theme, and much more. We then move to our daily art project, followed by some outdoor or indoor play room time. Next, we gather for lunch and move on to nap time. After nap, we have snack time and get ready for our afternoon. The children play in different learning centers and socialize, then we gather again for an afternoon enrichment activity. To close out the day we play with table top toys, read books, and play games.
Parents receive a daily verbal report from their child’s teacher indicating how well the child eats, as well as how long they napped. The teachers also discuss some of the activities their child did that day. We will indicate in writing if you are running low on any supplies you have provided for your child.
Parents provide all food, drinks, diapers, wipes, tissues, bedding, extra clothes and any other personal belongings you feel your child might need throughout the day. Food and drinks must come in daily from home and containers and cups must be labeled with your child’s full name. Scotty’s provides 1% milk to the children at breakfast and lunch (unless provided from home). Each child sleeps on their own cot provided by Scotty’s. Bedding must come the first day your child attends weekly and will be sent home on Fridays. Our cots require a fitted full size crib sheet. A light blanket is allowed.
Potty training and/or Diapering are provided as needed throughout each day.
A complete list of “What to bring to the center” can be found by visiting our Parent Korner section of the website.