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A Typical Morning/Afternoon session at The Playhouse Preschool

Arrival Time (9:00)
Children and parents are greeted and checked in by a teacher.  Parents are welcome to chat with the teacher and write any special instructions in the Parent Notebook.

Free Choice (90 minutes)
Children are free to visit our learning centers and play/explore the materials.  Teachers are actively engaged in facilitating this process and guiding social behavior.

Clean Up
A child flashes the lights to signal the transition to clean up.  Children are encouraged to take care of their school and be responsible for tidying up.
Science or Cooking (20 minutes)
We are all scientists and have questions.  We test our ideas in small groups and record our findings.  We use our senses and observation skills to work through a variety of experiments and recipes.
We are a peanut/nut free school.  We provide snack daily, always including a fresh fruit or vegtable.

Group Meeting (30 minutes)
The children gather in the reading corner to sing songs, recite poems, listen to a story and participate in guessing games.  The children practice their ability to attend and participate in a large group activity.

Outside Play (30 minutes)
We go outside year round.  If the weather doesn't cooperate, we do music and movement inside to exercise and release our energy.

Lunch & Play

Children bring their lunches and stay for some extra play, reading and crafts.


Rest Time (1:00 - )

Some children relax on their individual mats and others sleep in our nap area with teacher supervision.

Children gather their projects and backpacks and are checked out by a teacher as they're re-united with their parents.  Parents can inquire about their child's day at this time.

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