Preschool Prep (2-3)

The Preschool Prep Classroom

Through play-based learning, children in our Preschool Prep Program participate in early literacy, math, and science experiences. Teachers incorporate more structured lesson plans into the emergent curriculum and focus on activities that encourage self-motivated investigation and exploration. Social-emotional development remains a primary focus as children develop a stronger grasp of language and are better able to communicate their needs and wants. Circle time, small group activities, and conflict resolution through peer negotiation and problem solving give children the opportunity to share their interests, ideas, and opinions with teachers and classmates.

 

A Day in the Preschool Prep Room

Sample Schedule:

  • 7:00am – 9:00am        Arrival & Free Play
  • 9:00am – 9:30am        Breakfast
  • 9:30am – 10:00am      Morning Circle Time
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm    Group Explorations / Outdoor Time / Art
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm    Lunch
  • 12:30pm – 3:00pm      Nap Time
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm        Snack
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm        Afternoon Circle Time
  • 4:00pm – 5:15pm        Group Explorations / Music, Movement, & Drama
  • 5:15pm – 5:30pm        PM Snack
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm        Goodbyes and Free Play

 

Preschool Prep Classroom Teachers

Each 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.