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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

Class Times

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

Sample Schedule

8:30am Arrival, Free Choice Play/Guided Discovery
9:15am Whole Group Gathering
9:30am Specials Class (Motor, Library, Music, Mi Casa)
10:00am Snack
10:15am Outdoor Play
11:00am Choice Time

Story Time



12:20pm Outdoor Play
12:50pm Rest (1 hour as required by OSSE*)

Outdoor Play

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.