Preschool

Daily Activities

The Preschool schedule is based on our Montessori-inspired approach to learning, which incorporates long blocks of time to allow children to explore and engage deeply with projects, peers, and play.

 

 

Early Morning Extended Care 7:30-8:45am 
Children play, read, draw, and participate in teacher-led activities. 

 

  

Morning Work Time 8:45-10:30am
Families and caregivers may drop children between 8:45-9:00 am. Students begin with self-selected or teacher-selected activities, including Montessori curriculum materials, books, beginning sound or math concept games, painting, or science activities. Teachers circulate through the classroom to work with individual children and small groups. Each class also has a community meeting time that includes songs, calendar activities, stories, and other routines. Starting around 9:45 am, children have the choice of playing inside or outside.

 

 

Snack Time 10:30-11:00am
Children eat a healthy snack while talking quietly. Before they resume active play outside, all students set their own tables for lunch, one of many sequential activities that allow children to develop concentration, coordination, memory, and grace in the Montessori curriculum.

 

 

Outside Play 11:00-12:00pm
Weather permitting, all children head outside for a variety of independent and teacher-led choices. Teacher may offer an art project or a variety of gross-motor activities. Students might play in the sandbox, build with crates and boards, play basketball, ride a trike, swing, or scale the climbing wall. Different age groups also attend Music, Spanish or Health & Wellness classes during this time.

 

 

Lunch 12:00-12:30pm
Students help the teachers pour the milk and wait patiently until each child is served. After lunch, children clear their own dishes and clean up. The older ones play outside while the youngest ones gather for reading time, followed by a teacher-led circle time. 

 

 

Naptime 12:50-2:00pm
All children in the three-year old group take naps or rest at this time, supervised by a teacher from their class.

 

 

Afternoon Period 12:50-2:40pm
The four-year old group gathers for a curriculum-focused circle time, followed by individual and group activities. The nappers rejoin the class at 2:00 pm. At 2:30 pm, all of the children work together to clean up the classroom, then have a closing whole-group time to sing songs or share thoughts about the day. 

 

 

End of the School Day 2:40-3:00pm
If they are headed home, children listen to stories outside while waiting to be picked up. Children continuing on with Extended Day have a snack and story with the teachers in their classrooms. If they are headed to Extended Day, children have a snack and story with teachers in the classrooms.

 

Extended Day 3:00-6:00pm
The School provides a safe, nurturing Extended Day program for all
age groups. Afternoon activities include yard play, art projects or other indoor activities,
and circle time. Beginning in the Kindergarten year, additional enrichment classes are
offered. More information about Extended Day is on our website.