Eagles are our older Pre-kindergarten or preschooler room and serve the kids that are immediately preceding their Kindergarten year. Children enter the Eagle room as a group around the beginning of September and spend most of a year learning and practicing everything needed to be confident and ready for kindergarten.
The preschool room focuses on teaching children their letters, letter sounds, numbers and some basic writing. There is a specific letter and number that they focus on each week. They also follow the theme curriculum and do activities based on that. They have a center time each day where they talk about the calendar, review letters and numbers, and read stories.
There is a center time each day where the children can rotate around the room and participate in a variety of activities. When the weather permits, they go outside twice a day. The preschoolers love doing art projects, which you can see proudly displayed around the room. They also love running around outside, often inventing their own games.
Our Eagles transition from Nap time to Rest/Quiet time readying them for a full-time kindergarten schedule.
|6:30 – 8:50 a.m.||Arrival & Free Play|
|8:50 – 9:00 a.m.||Clean Up|
|9:00 – 9:15 a.m.||Class Gathering (Morning Circle): greeting, helpers, calendar, weather, feelings and personal news|
|9:15 – 9:45 a.m.||Breakfast|
|9:30 – 10:15 a.m.||Learning Centers/Art|
|10:15 – 11:00 a.m.||Gross Motor Activities/Outside Play|
|11:00 – 11:30 a.m.||Story Time|
|11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Lunch|
|12:00 – 12:30 p.m.||Circle Time: Group Games, Songs, Fingerplays, Flash Cards, Learning Games, etc.|
|12:30 – 2:30 p.m.||Rest time / Quiet Time|
|2:30 – 3:00 p.m.||Wake Up/ Quiet Activities: Puzzles, Drawing, Manipulatives, etc.|
|3:00 – 3:30 p.m.||Afternoon Snack,|
|3:30 – 4:15 p.m.||Learning Centers/Small Motor Activities: Letters, Numbers, Writing, Cutting, Etc.|
|4:15 – 5:00 p.m.||Gross Motor/Outside Play (weather permitting)|
|5:00 – 5:45 p.m.||Free Play & Departure|
Our schedule is flexible and allows for the interest of our children. Our bathroom time is done before we go outside, before nap and after nap. All other times are on an as needed basis.