Young Preschool Program

Much time is spent in Room 3 helping children to learn social and self-help skills. Children at this age need patience and guidance, learning how to interact with their peers and making positive choices. Their language skills and experience in resolving conflicts is increasing. We provide many opportunities for them to practice their language skills.

Younger preschoolers are encouraged to complete their toilet training. A relaxed approach is used, along with positive reinforcement.

Included in our program are experiences in language arts, dramatic play, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, creative arts, science, math, music, and movement. Weekly lesson plans are posted on the parent board. Typical activities in our room include:

Language Arts & Literature Dramatic Play Music & Movement
Books Office Props Finger Plays
ABC blocks Doctor Props Dancing to Wiggles
Writing desks Rescue Props Singing
Flannel board Musical Instruments Food / Restaurant Props
Story start pictures Tools  
Listening to tapes Babies  

Creative Art Science & Math
Painting Magnets
Free drawing Eye droppers & test tubes
Play dough Sensory tables / water & rice
Gluing collages Sequence cards
Cutting with scissors Matching games
Markers Counter animals
Stamps & Ink Pads Puzzles

Room 3 Daily Schedule
Time Activity
6:30-7:30 am Breakfast / Free Play (Room 2)
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast / Free Play
8:30-10:00 am Teacher and Child Directed Play (Art, Small Motor & Dramatic Play)
10:00-10:30 am Snack
10:30-11:00 am Gym Time
11:00-11:15 am Clean Up
11:15-11:30 am Circle Time (Weather, Symbols, Counting Friends, Theme Talk)
11:30 am-12:00 pm Outside
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:30 pm Story Time
1:30-3:00 pm Nap
3:00-3:15 pm PM Snack
3:15-4:45 pm Table Activities / Dramatic Play
4:45-5:00 pm Clean Up
5:00-5:15 pm Song or Story Time
5:15-6:00 pm Outside or Gym Time

Room 3 Sample Lesson Plan - Theme: Plants
Skill Area Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Creative Art AM Flower prints Playdough Stencils Chalk Art Sunflower Pictures
Creative Art PM Stickers Easel Paint: Green Wallpaper Flowers Sponge Painting Stamper Art
Dramatic Play Barbies Food/Kitchen Props Doctor Rescue Heroes Mr. Potato Head
Small Motor Legos Unifix Cubes Lacing Cards Cutting up magazines Flower shapes
Science & Math Puzzles / Seeds on a sponge Mixing colors / Plant seeds Floor puzzles / Shape blocks Sequence Cards / Magnets Color paddles / Sorting toys
Literature Flannel board ABC magnets Acting out story tapes Tracing The Maybe Garden
Music & Movement Exercise cards Wiggles Music can Shake Your Sillies Out Instruments
Large Motor Hula hoops Soft blocks Balance beam Bean bag toss Basketball toss
Outdoor Alternative Bubbles Sand shovels Waffle blocks Bikes Activity cards
Small Group Activity Talk about plant parts Plants that we eat Can plants move? Are plants different sizes? Terrarium Garden
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