Our preschool program is conducted in both English and Spanish and focuses on developing students for future academic success. Students are involved in group activities, story-time and use art to help them begin their understanding of letters, sounds, numbers and basic math concepts.
A typical day of our preschool program:
8:00 – 8:20 The children arrive and can play freely.
8:20 – 8:45 Physical exercises, which include fun sports and games, including dancing, jumping, stretching, obstacle course, ball games.
8:45 – 9:00: Circle time includes introducing yourself, asking how others are doing, talking about the weather, the day, the month, doing memory games and math games. Circle time is conducted in both Spanish and English.
9:00 – 9:45: Table activities. The younger ones can cut, glue, paint with different drawing materials such as chalk, crayons, markers, pencils, and at a certain point of time the vowels are introduced and reviewed. A sample activitiy would be that they get to color, or cut out a capital A and decorate it to make a puppet, so slowly but surely they learn to differentiate the 5 vowels. The older children do similar activities but at a more advanced level, slowly the rest of the alphabet and numbers are introduced in the same way, but in addition these symbols are traced to further develop their motor skills. Other exercises of recognition, shapes, numeric accordance and others are introduced.
9:45 – 10:15: After table time a snack is served which consists of fruits, cookies and a natural fruit juice. Then after snack everybody brushes their teeth.
10:15 -10:45 Then we have some free play time outside at the swings/slide/sandbox or attend the school garden.
10:45-11:15: Art time. For example, students can make sculptures (made out of tree roots, shells, sticks, seeds, stones, plastic bottles, etc.), paintings, mosaics, etc.).
11:15-11:45: Didactic games such as puzzles, color/shape games, memory, legos, play dough
11:45-12:00: Reading time.
12:00-13:00: There is a lunch break of an hour which can be spent at the school together with other children and a supervisor or you can pick up your child for lunch. If the child eats at the school, then lunch has to be sent by the parents or ordered through a catering service.
Optional afternoon program:
13:00-13:45: Dancing, ball games, other exercises.
13:45-14:45: Project time (arts/painting/sculptures, etc.), nap time for some.
14:45-15:00: Free play time. Snack (the children have to bring along some kind of snack). We alternatively do baking or cooking projects, or go (and teach) swimming.
Our program is really a lot of fun, we invite you to visit us!