Learning

“Ideas fly, bounce around, accumulate, rise up, fall apart, and spread, until one of them takes the decisive hold, flies higher and conquers the entire group.” Loris Malaguzzi

The flow of the day is important as it is what keeps preschool age children open to learning.   We keep the routine similar every day but the times may change based on level of engagement in the students.  Free play and exploration are met with teacher questioning and documentation.  Provocation time provides an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful and child-chosen interest displays that will further learning on classroom studies. Students are welcome to choose their station freely and are able to move to areas that interest them. Free play and provocations are done with the student in mind and gauged daily by teacher interactions.

Daily Schedule

Morning Activities
Families begin to arrive to drop off their child and help transition in for the day.  Children are welcome to move around the classroom in free play.

Opening Circle
We meet together in our general meeting area and build community.  This includes things like discussing our morning, talking about issues in the classroom or going over projects.

Project Time
Any questions, projects or exploration in the indoor or outdoor classroom are invited and engaged.

Outdoor Exploration
We go outside to explore in open ended play and specific projects. Students may also invited to go on a nature walk.

Indoor Transition/Snack
Students are invited to sit and enjoy school provided snacks then read books.  We work to have a joyful mealtime together.

Exploration
Student driven provocations, or interest displays, are presented to students as an invitation for learning and exploration.

Closing Circle
We will gather and discuss what we learned for the day and how students responded to their activities.  More questions will be formulated here to explore the following day!

Twos & Parent Day 2017-2018  (Proposed- Not enrolling at this time)

9:45-10:00 Morning Activities
10:00-10:10 Opening Circle
10:10-10:35 Project Time
10:35-10:55 Snack
10:55-11:25 Outdoor Exploration
11:25-11:45 Exploration
11:40-11:45 Closing Circle

Preschool Schedule 2017-2018

8:45-9:05 Morning Activities
9:05-9:15 Opening Circle
9:15-9:45 Project Time
9:45-10:45 Outdoor Exploration
10:45-11:05 Indoor Transition/Snack
11:05-11:40 Exploration
11:40-11:45 Closing Circle

PreK Daily Schedule 2017-2018
8:30-8:50 Morning Activities
8:50-9:05 Opening Circle
9:05-9:40 Project Time
9:40-10:40 Outdoor Exploration
10:40-11:15 Indoor Transition/Snack
11:15-11:50 Indoor Exploration
11:50-12:00 Closing Circle

 

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