Early Preschool

Early Preschool 2 – 3 years

Two year olds have a naturally strong curiosity about the expanding world, so teachers will introduce a wealth of classic children’s stories, nursery rhymes and literature during a daily story time. Children begin to experience activities through free choice learning centers, including puzzles, age-appropriate toys, dramatic play, water play, blocks and art. Language skills are enhanced by singing songs and participating in group discussions.

Teachers send home daily reports, giving parents the opportunity to follow along with your child’s progress.

Sample Schedule

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Free PlayChildren arrive and engage in self-guided play, all centers are open.
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Breakfast and Free PlayChildren engage in self-guided play, all centers are open. Morning snack is served.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Circle Time and Learning CentersThis morning time allows children to enjoy language development activities (finger plays, songs, stories) and daily exercise. Children participate in free play with theme-related learning centers that are open at all times to offer them choices on how they’d like to learn and play.
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Outdoor Play and Learning CentersWeather permitting, children engage in physical fitness and outdoor play, stretching their growing muscles. If weather does not permit, children participate in cooperative games and gross motor activities.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.LunchA hot, nutritious lunch is provided. Children gain valuable social skills and healthy eating habits are encouraged during this time.
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Rest/Nap PeriodChildren rest quietly as they prepare for a fun afternoon. Individual activities are provided as children awaken or those who do not sleep.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.SnackChildren are provided with a yummy afternoon snack.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Small Group Activity or Learning CentersChildren participate in fingerplays, art activities, storytelling. Learning centers are open for free play.
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.Outdoor Play and Learning CentersWeather permitting, children engage in physical fitness and outdoor play. If weather does not permit, children participate in cooperative games and gross motor activities.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Learning CentersAs the day draws to an end, children enjoy group games and free play at all open learning centers, which include music, sensory play, art, and more!