Sea Lions are our first Pre-kindergarten or preschooler room and serve the kids that are at least 46 months old. Our preschool classrooms incorporate short periods of formal classroom learning environments intertwined with the full day play based learning model.

The Sea Lion room focuses on teaching children social and emotional readiness necessary for continued academic success. Sea Lions spend time cutting, gluing, writing, and many other things all the while practicing successful transition from activity to activity. They participate in the Children’s Nest’s weekly theme as focus for their activities. Sea Lions use both circle time and centers to organize activities and learning objectives during the day.

Physical play for Sea Lion’s has both free play and structured time, where activities like running, throwing a ball, and hopping on one foot are worked on. Our Sea Lions continue to nap daily, gaining energy for these very busy days.

Sea Lion 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. Nap 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.
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.