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Curriculum :: Schedule

The daily program contains a complete preschool program with a balance of active and quiet activities. There is opportunity for free choice as well as teacher directed activities. Children have the options to play alone or with their peers.

There is a variation of free activities and group structure with a regular routine. Indoor and outdoor activities are available that stimulate large and small muscle development.

Children have opportunities for learning by doing, self-expression and participation in a variety of creative activities such as language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, health, music and motor development.


 
  Schedule  

6:00 - 6:30    



6:30 - 8:40



8:40 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:15



9:15 - 11:15





11:15 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:15



12:15 - 12:30


12:30 - 2:30



2:30 - 3:00


3:00 - 3:15


3:15 - 3:45


3:45 - 5:30


5:30 - 6:00

Children begin arriving and interacting with other children together on the toddler side      


Children move over to the preschool side and   begin playing with their peers. Activities include both indoor play as well as weather permitted outdoor play.

Children clean up, use the bathroom and wash in preparation for breakfast. Breakfast is served during this time.

Calendar time-the children participate in activities that encourage them to learn days, weeks, and months of the year as well as basic counting skills.

Developmentally appropriate activities. Either teacher directed or free choice. Includes small group and large group activities, moving from various centers including dramatic play, blocks, science, library, computer, table toys and outdoor/playground time.

Clean up morning activities, use the bathroom and wash for lunch.

Lunch is served family style. Children can informally socialize with teachers and peers while focusing on proper manners. Clean up from lunch, use the bathroom and brush teeth.

Quiet time in preparation  for rest time. This includes soft music, storytelling and back patting.

Approximate rest time. Children may sleep or just lay quiet. This time is kept flexible for individual needs of students. Teacher preparation time.

Children wake up, use bathrooms, and wash for snack. Snack is served.

Afternoon circle time review. Teacher will present children with the review of the day and go over afternoon activities.

Gross motor activities including indoor/outdoor as well as music.

Developmentally appropriate activities including centers and small group activities in preparation for the children to depart.

Small group activities to transition for the evening time


Curriculum

August 18 – September 26
  • Back to School
  •                    
  • Family: school, friends, family, extended family, community (helpers)

  • Myself: my body, my feelings, taking care of my body

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
Apple Picking Field Trip (Labor Day wk)

September 29 – October 31
                              
  • Fire Safety
  •                    
  • Harvest

  • The Beach

  • Farm: crops, livestock, workers

  • Food Groups

  • Fall

  • Halloween

The Little Red Hen
Rellecke Pumpkin Farm Field Trip (wk 20th)


November 3 – 28
                              
  • My 5 Senses
  •                    
  • Native Americans

  • Thanksgiving (27TH)


Little Red Riding Hood
Cahokia Mound Field Trip (wk 17th)


December 1 – January 2
                              
  • Migration and Hibernation
  •                    
  • Hanukkah

  • Christmas

  • Kwanzaa

  • New Year


The Gingerbread Man
Christmas Program with Midwest Respiratory & Rehab Center


January 5 – 30
                              
  • Winter, Snowmen
  •                    
  • Polar regions, animals

  • Big Machines: transportation, construction

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday (19th)


The 3 Little Pigs
Coldstone Creamery Field Trip (wk 19th)


February 2 – 27
                              
  • Groundhog’s Day (2nd), Shadows
  •                    
  • Dental Hygiene

  • Valentine’s Day

  • President’s Day (16th), Washington’s birthday (20th), Lincoln’s birthday (12th)

  • Black History


Anansi, the Spider
Delta Dental Museum (St. Louis, Laclede’s Landing) (wk 16th)


March 2 – 27
                              
  • Weather
  •                    
  • Planets, Sun, and Moon

  • Light and dark, Day and night

  • Up in the sky: transportation

  • St. Patrick’s Day

  • Egg: lifecycles, birds


Henny Penny (the sky is falling)
Planetarium Field Trip (wk 16th)


March 30 – May 1
                              
  • Easter (5th)
  •                    
  • Spring

  • Ponds: reptiles and amphibians, insects

  • Seeds, flowers, trees

  • Earth Day (22nd), Arbor Day

  • Week of the Young Child


Jack and the Beanstalk
Butterfly House Field Trip (wk 13th)


May 4 – 29
                              
  • Mother’s Day (10th)
  •                    
  • Animals: Africa, Asia, South America, Rainforest

  • Zoo


Where the Wild Things Are
St. Louis Zoo Field Trip (wk 11th)


June 1 – 26
                              
  • Father’s Day (21st)
  •                    
  • Local Wildlife/America: Forests and Grasslands

  • Camping and Fishing

  • Summer


The Tortoise and the Hare
Willoughby Farm Field Trip (wk 15th)


June 29 – August 14
                              
  • 4th of July, USA and Birthday
  •                    
  • International Week

  • Beaches

  • Water Transportation

  • Ocean Life: coral reefs, turtles, fish/sharks, mammals/whales


The Ugly Duckling
St. Louis Aquarium Field Trip (wk July 27)

 
 
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