AM/PM Pre-K Program ( 4- 5 year olds)

Our goal for the Pre-K children is to prepare them for Kindergarten.  We will learn to write all of their upper and lower case letters and first and last names.  During art we will learn to handle scissors, markers, paint and more.  Throughout the day we will learn school skills such as waiting our turn, getting in and staying in line and being kind to our friends.  All this learning is accomplished with as much fun as possible with teachers who truly care about the students.

Daily Schedule:

Schedule is subject to change to learn more and have fun!

* Arrival

* Fine Motor Activity

* Calendar/Story

* Table Activity

* Free Play

* Clean Up

* Snack

* Art

* Music/Game

* Show N' Tell

* Outside Play

* Dismissal

Class Times:

AM Pre-K: 9:00am- 11:30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday

PM Pre-K: 12:30pm- 3:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday

AM/PM 3's Program

The experienced staff in our 3's program help the children become acclimated to class with gentle hugs and calm reassurances that Mom or Dad will indeed return.  There is routine and structure in each class with just enough free play to encourage fun!  There will be special events and visitors throughout the year and when the weather is nice outside, they will go out onto our playground.

Daily Schedule:

*  Arrival

*  Large Group

*  Table Activities

*  Children's Choice

*  Snack

*  Art

*  Music

*  Story

*  Indoor/Outdoor Gross Motor Play

*  Dismissal

Skill Areas:

*  Social interaction with children their own age, sharing, taking turns, problem solving

*  Easy separation from parents

*  Language development

*  Academic: cutting, proper use of pencils and crayons, fine motor and gross motor skills, recognition of their names, counting

Class Times:

AM 3x3: 9:00am- 11:30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday

AM 3x2: 9:00am- 11:30am Tuesday & Thursday

Play Group Program (2 year olds)

Our youngest students usually need the most comforting at the start of the school year, so we have 3 teachers in this classroom.  Having 3 teachers ensures that there are plenty of arms and laps to curl up.  The staff has developed a fun routine for the day.  They stick to that routine so the children can easily get used to class and be able to estimate when their parents will return.  Two year olds like to be creative and messy so we provide lots of art activities in which they can participate.  They will also have the chance for gross motor play in our Indoor Gross Motor Room or our playground when weather permits.

Daily Schedule:
*  Arrival
*  Table time, play-doh, puzzles & more
*  Free Play
*  Clean Up
*  Circle Time, music, stories, felt board & finger plays
*  Snack
*  Craft, coloring, painting, gluing, glittering & more
*  Story
*  Goodbye Song
*  Dismissal

Class Times:
Play Group 1: 9:00am- 11:30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Play Group 2: 9:00am- 11:30am Tuesday & Thursday

Summer Programs

Our summer programs start the first week of June and end mid August.  Our goal is to continue the children's social skills while having loads of fun.  Each day the children will enjoy fun activities such as going for a walk to the park (only preschoolers) to have a picnic snack, play outdoors in our fenced in play yard or in our Indoor Gross Motor Room, have parades, and make lots of cool craft projects.  Snack id provided by the school.  Summer staff varies from summer to summer.

Class times:

Preschoolers: (4-6 years of age, must be potty trained) Also, children that have completed Kindergarten
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Play Group: (2 and 3 year olds, does NOT need to be potty trained)
9:00am-12:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Good Shepherd Christian Nursery School Parent Handbook

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