Preschool One Program
WHETHER IT’S FILLING CONTAINERS AT THE WATER TABLE, STACKING BLOCKS IN OUR BLOCKS CENTER, CLIMBING, SLIDING, OR PUTTING TOGETHER PUZZLES, EARLY PRESCHOOLERS ARE ALWAYS LEARNING IN OUR LARGE, BRIGHT CREATIVE CLASSROOMS.
As they mature, these children are just beginning to express themselves through oral language, social relationships, creative arts, mathematical relationships, and physical skills. In addition to developing a sense of self, these children are taught self-help skills such as potty training and feeding themselves.
Minnieland Academy’s trained teachers develop a daily schedule and a weekly lesson plan utilizing the Innovation Series, published by Gryphon House, as our primary source of curriculum. Parents receive a daily Sunshine Report, which outlines the child’s activities, meals and overall disposition. Older children in this category will move to the next level of care after appropriate assessments determine readiness and upon the recommendation of the classroom teacher.
DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESCHOOL ONE AT MINNIELAND ACADEMY
Arrival Time: Center Play is available as the children gather until breakfast is served.
Circle Time: Children sing a song, recite a poem and/or a movement activity.
Learning Center Time: Learning Center time with child facilitated activities. Centers include: home living/dramatic play, blocks, sensory and water, Science, Math, art, table toys, a book school and computer area.
Group Time: Hands on experiences related to skills and concepts.
Outdoor Play: Preschoolers go outside at least twice a day to enjoy our large creative playgrounds.
Lunch: Family style dining is offered where children assist in the table preparation, service and clean up.
Story Time: A featured story usually related to the theme of the week.
Naptime: Children are offered time to rest or take a nap.
Transition Activities/Snack: Children transition from nap time through activities. Snack is provided.
Learning Center Time II: Learning Center time with child facilitated activities. Centers include: home living/dramatic play, blocks, water sensory, table toys, a book school, a computer area, and academic centers for exploring Science, Math, and Art.
Departure: Parents are greeted upon arrival, transition from activities provided.