What We Do In Preschool

Circle time is a group gathering during which we share our ideas, plans, and observations. Circle time activities are designed to stimulate youngsters' thinking, enrich their social skills, and expand their attention spans.

Gross-motor activities give children the opportunity to use their muscles as well as their imaginations as they engage in fun, healthy exercises such as running, jumping, and climbing.

Fine-motor activities help improve small-muscle development and eye-hand coordination. Some common items found in fine motor/manipulative area include puzzles, beads and laces, crayons and scissors.

Art activities help youngsters creatively express their thoughts and feelings. They help reinforce fine-motor skills and concept development in areas such as colors, shapes, and size relationships.

Dramatic-play activities help children express themselves, practice life skills, improve social skills, increase self-esteem, build vocabulary, and solve problems.

Music activities promote youngsters' listening skills, creative expressions, and social skills. In music, children can explore sound, volume, tempo, and rhythm.

Science activities offer children many hands-on opportunities for observation, exploration, investigation, making predictions, and experimentation.

Sand and water activities allow youngsters to experiment with textures and the properties of different sustances. These activities also promote the development of other skills, such as math, science, and language.

Block play gives children experience with many different concepts such as shape, balance, organization, cause and effect, problem-solving, and creativity.

Storytime is designed to help youngsters develop an appreciation and enjoyment of literature. Reading activities enhance children's vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Contact: Emily Johnson