“Ready to Fly”

Dramatic play, outdoor play, and block building are important aspects of the preschool curriculum. An appreciation and love of literature is developed throughout the program. Children are encouraged to look at books alone or with classmates. Adults read to the children on many occasions throughout the day. Early literacy is a key component to the preschool program. The children will be exposed to essential literacy concepts to prepare them for kindergarten. The creative use of vocabulary is encouraged during circle time activities, interactive story time, discussions of home and school experiences, poetry and morning message. Children will learn the alphabet and phonological skills through the use of an interactive word wall, games and activities. Research shows, rhyming is a key component to early reading success. The children will be exposed to a generous amount of rhyming activities throughout the year. Children will develop beginning number sense by interacting with a wide variety of materials. Counting skills, one to one correspondence, recognition of basic geometric shapes, patterns, sorting and classifying, measuring and weighing, and basic calendar skills all while their playing and having fun!!

Butterfly Room Daily Schedule

8:00-8:45 Small Group Table Toys

8:45-9:00 Math/Fine Motor

9:00-9:45 Circle Time

9:45-10:00 Snack

10:00-11:15 Small Group Activity /Gross Motor/Interactive Writing/Art/Guided reading

11:15-11:45 Outside Play

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-12:45 Story Time

12:45-2:30 Rest Time

2:30-3:00 Snack

3:00-3:15 Story Time

3:15-4:00 Centers

4:00-4:45 Outside Play

5:00-6:00 Developmental Centers/Small Group Activity/Outside