Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am-12pm (12pm-1pm with Lunch & Play**)
*updates to the detailed schedule below is pending
The Senior Class at Village Preschool is designed for children ages 4 and 5. Children at this age are ready to extend their play using the classroom materials in new ways. They play with greater complexity and depth as they build upon prior learning experiences in the classroom. They also enjoy group art and science projects and show much enthusiasm in preparing for classroom celebrations. Family and community members are invited to share their hobbies and professions with the Senior Class. This class also attends field trips throughout the year.
**Lunch and Play is an important part of the Senior Class curriculum. Beginning the second week of school, members of the Senior Class have the option to stay after school each day for an additional 60 minutes (12pm-1pm) to eat their lunch brought from home and continue playing. This additional creative play time allows students to experience different social dynamics in a smaller group session, and experience a longer day at school.
Daily Schedule (The following times are approximate)
|9:05-9:15 Children Arrive||Teacher Jamie greets each child at the door upon arrival. Teacher Michelle’s presence welcomes the children as they begin their play.|
|9:20-9:30 Class Meeting||Introduce the day’s special project and welcome the parent helper.|
|9:30 – 10:20 Free Play||Children engage in self-directed play throughout the indoor and outdoor classrooms. There is a special project (i.e.; art, cooking, science) available during this time.|
|10:20 – 10:40 Class Gathering||Singing, rhyming, rhythmic games, percussion instruments imaginative scenarios and conversation.|
|10:40 – 11:00 Snack|
|11:00 – 11:30 Outdoor Play||The whole class goes outside to play or explore with teachers.|
|11:30 – 11:45 Closing Activity for children not attending Lunch and Play||Books, stories, puppet shows, and/or singing|
|11:50-1:00 Lunch and Play|
|1:00-1:15 Closing Activity||Books, stories, puppet shows, and/or singing|
“Children should never be rushed and schedules should be flexible enough to take advantage of impromptu or extend learning experiences.”
NAEYC Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice