Preschool Program (Ages 3-4)
The Preschooler is beginning to learn about inquiry and problem solving on the path to becoming the ultimate researcher.
In the preschool tier, children engage in individual discovery and exploration with increased independence. As they build new connections and maintain old friendships, children begin to understand how to advocate for themselves, develop and understand empathy as well as perspective taking. The program supports preschoolers as they further develop ideas of self and others, self-management skills, and various play styles.
Source: Susan Stacey, Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood
Preschool Program - Skill Set & Development Focus:
- Children develop and maintain relationships
- Develop self-management and functional skills
- Engage in individual discovery and exploration with increased independence
- Further develop the expression of their thoughts and ideas
- Children begin to develop or understand empathy, and perspective taking
- Start to understand how to advocate for themselves
- Children work on sharing their ideas, materials, and space, while listening to and respecting the ideas of their peers
- For example, children work together using wooden blocks to build a rocket ship that they then share with the rest of the class
Morning Program: 8:30-11:30am
Afternoon Program: 12:45-3:45pm
Full Day: 8:30am-3:00pm
Later Gators Extended Day: 3:00-5:00pm
|8:30am||Arrival, Free Choice Play/Guided Discovery|
|9:15am||Whole Group Gathering|
|9:30am||Specials Class (Motor, Library, Music, Mi Casa)|
|12:50pm||Rest (1 hour as required by OSSE*)|
|2:15pm||Small Group/Closing Circle|
|3:00pm||Outdoor Play and Dismissal|
All classes participate in weekly specials that include Music led by Levine School of Music, Library, and Motor (Self-regulation program). Every class benefits from our Mi Casa Spanish exposure program.