Our morning classes have typically run from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Our afternoon classes have typically run from noon to 2:30 pm.
In the 2021-2022 school year, our four-year-old classes will each be extended by a half hour: 9:00 am to noon for the morning classes and 12:30 to 3:30 pm for the afternoon classes.
Typically, each class proceeds as follows:
|Arrival/Gathering||25 minutes||Children select Centers and head to the tables for table-top and manipulative activities.|
|1st Circle Time||15 minutes||We review the Helper Chart, conduct the head count, go over the calendar, present the daily lesson, and model the day’s project.|
|1st Center Time||20 minutes||Children play in their chosen areas and are pulled out to complete the daily project or activity.|
|Snack||10 minutes||Children wash hands and enjoy a nutritional snack.|
|Library||10 minutes||Children enjoy books in our Library area. We encourage independent “reading” and good library manners.|
|2nd Circle Time||10 minutes||The weather board is completed and we reinforce the day’s lesson with a finger-play, song, and/or story.|
|2nd Center Time||20 minutes||Children play in their chosen areas and are pulled out to complete the daily project or activity.|
|Story Time||10 minutes||Children enjoy listening to a book.|
|Outdoor Play||10-15 minutes||Weather- and time-permitting, the children play on the playground. If we are inside, the children play a game or engage in a music/movement activity.|