Preschool and Toddler Program (2-6 yrs of age)
Older Preschool Classroom
Painting in the older preschool classroom
Older preschoolers play in the sandbox
Younger Preschool (Toddler) Classroom
Reading is an important part of our older preschool program.
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Our Preschool Program (including a Toddler component) is designed for children 2-6 years of age. The children are divided into 2 groups for much of the day for focused activities, snack and lunch time and they also interact together during outdoor time and nap together.
Toddlers (ages 2-3) Dragonfly Class
There is a monthly curriculum based on age appropriate activities that provide cognitive and emotional stimulation and social interaction. The classroom offers hands on materials for the children to work with and explore as well. The materials in the classroom frequently get rotated and the environment is also is constantly designed to make it effective for learning activities and to keep the children interested. Group time activities include learning about the days and months of the calendar, weather, good habits, Stretch-N-Grow (fitness and healthy habits) singing, games, reading aloud, introduction of new concepts, crafts and special presentations to name a few.
Older Preschool (ages 3-6) Butterfly Class
There are age appropriate activities incorporated into kindergarten readiness. Here are some of the readiness skills we believe are important.
- Recognizing similarities and differences.
- Recognizing quantity of numbers 1-100 and identifying numeric symbols.
- Learning how to use words to express feelings, and ask for help when needed.
- Beginning writing and letter recognition.
- Cooking and measurement.
- Following a sequence of directions.
- Enhance skills for autonomy through practical life (i.e. serving own water/snack, cleaning and care of the environment)
- Exploration of the five senses.
Hours of Operation: Preschool Program: M-F 7:30 to 5:30. Schedule options:
- Extended Days: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
- Full Days: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
- Half Days: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Steps to Learning Preschool has large classrooms and a large playground, flexible schedules and many activities available for preschoolers.
Preschool and Toddler Program Daily Schedule
7:30 – Arrival/Health Check/Indoor - Outdoor Exploration
08:45 – Clean up time / Bathroom break/Toilet Training/Diapers
09:00 – Snack / Quiet Activities
09:45 – Group/Circle Time / Story Time / Music / Calendar / Themed Topics / Strech-N-Grow / Special presentations
10:15 – Indoor-Outdoor Exploration / Free Choice Activities / Curriculum Activities / Reading Time / Sensory Activities / Arts & Crafts
11:20 – Clean Up Time / Bathroom Break / Toilet Training / Diapers
11:30 – Lunch / Quiet Activities
12:30 – Rest Time (quiet music and story tapes played)
2:30 – Wake-up / Bathroom break / Toilet Training / Diapers
02:45 – Group / Circle Time / Story Time / Music / Calendar / Themed Topics
3:15 – Snack
3:45 Indoor / Outdoor Exploration / Free Choice Activities / Curriculum Activities / Reading Time / Sensory Activities / Arts & Crafts
5:00–5:30 – Inside Free Choice Activities / Parent pick-up / School Day Ends