Preschool

The Preschool Classroom

Once children turn 3, they are ready for the Preschool Program at Imagination Children’s Academy. Teachers in our preschool room use an emergent curriculum model that incorporates play-based academic explorations to help Preschoolers master the early literacy, math, and science skills necessary for Kindergarten readiness. More structured circle time and group activities are used along with self-directed play and exploration to support children’s emerging executive function skills such as working memory, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control. These skills serve as the foundation for success in later learning and social interactions.

 

A Day in the Preschool Room

Sample Schedule:

  • 7:00am – 8:30am        Arrival & Free Play
  • 8:30am – 9:00am        Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:30am        Morning Circle & Share
  • 9:30am – 11:45am      Academic Play & Explorations / Outdoor Time / Art
  • 11:45am – 12:30pm    Lunch
  • 12:30pm – 2:30pm     Nap Time
  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm       Wake Up & Snack
  • 3:15pm – 4:30pm       Academic Play & Explorations / Music, Movement, & Drama
  • 4:30pm – 4:45pm       Afternoon Circle
  • 4:45pm – 5:30pm       Gross Motor Room / Outdoor Time
  • 5:30pm – 5:45pm       PM Snack
  • 5:45pm – 6:30pm       Goodbyes & Free Play

 

Preschool Classroom Teachers

Each Preschool Classroom has a Lead Teacher that is well trained and educated in Early Childhood Development. Lead Teachers serve as a point of reference and support for parents. Through emails, phone calls, and classroom websites, they work with parents to create a bridge between home and school. In addition to the Lead Teacher, each classroom has a team of support teachers who have taken college and/or graduate courses in Early Childhood Development.

As an arts integrated early learning center, we seek out teachers who have extensive experience working with children in the classroom as well as in informal learning settings with a strong emphasis on the Arts. Many of our teachers have backgrounds in Dance, Yoga, Fine Arts, Photography, Cinematography, Music, and Theater.