Our Blue Room Program takes place in a small, self-contained room which accommodates up to 10 children at a time with 2 teachers. We provide a slower paced, protective and relaxed atmosphere for younger 3-year-old children who may be beginning their first group experience away from home.
Teachers: Ms. Maura & Ms. Diane
Our Blue Room Program enrolls 10 children each day with two teachers. This classroom provides a slower paced, protective and relaxed atmosphere for younger 3-year-old children beginning what may be their first group experience away from home. Our focus is to promote the development of social-emotional skills allowing children to learn self-confidence through eventually learned self-help skills; manage in a group setting; and follow the rules and routines of the classroom. Our teachers create a literacy-rich environment through intentionally planned learning opportunities to promote language development as well as physical, cognitive and creative growth.
Our schedule allows large blocks of time for free choice play in the classroom along with outdoor play each day. Weekly theme-based curriculum is developed around the interests of the children. Teachers observe and assess each child then use this information to adjust curriculum and play choices offered in the classroom to meet the individual needs of each child.
Our full day preschool program includes a rest time followed by a planned afternoon curriculum which offers calm, relaxing play activities. These activities are an extension of the morning curriculum allowing children additional time for exploration and practice of the concepts previously introduced.
We do accept children into our program who are not toilet trained in September. The family is responsible for initiating the toilet training of their child during the fall months. Children will be encouraged and supported in their efforts at school and must be well on their way to underwear by January. Teachers will work in partnership with parents to maintain consistency in supporting their child’s efforts and progress.
Morning Preschool Program
8:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. Morning snack provided.
Children bring a lunch from home.
(2 morning minimum enrollment)
|2 Mornings||Tuesday and Wednesday, or Thursday and Friday|
|3 Mornings (add a Monday)||Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, or Monday, Thursday and Friday|
|4 Mornings||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday|
|5 Mornings||Monday through Friday|
Full Day Preschool Program
8:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. Morning & afternoon snack provided.
Children bring a lunch from home.
Early morning drop-off available upon request for full day children beginning at 7:30a.m.
|2 Full Days||Tuesday and Wednesday or Thursday and Friday
|3 Full Days |
(add a Monday)
|Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday or Monday, Thursday and Friday
|4 Full Days||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday|
|5 Full Days||Monday - Friday|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Early morning arrivals / Small group activities.|
|8:30 am||Morning program children arrive|
|8:30 am - 9:55 am||Free choice play / Small group activities. (All areas of the room are open for play with a choice of a small group activity with teacher)|
|9:55 am - 10:15 am||Clean Up / Music & Movement / Bathroom & Handwashing|
|10:15 am - 10:30 am||Morning Snack|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Calendar & Group Meeting|
|10:50 am - 11:45 am||Outside Play|
|11:45 am - 12:05 pm||Whole Group Story & Handwashing|
|12:05 pm - 12:30 pm||Lunch|
|12:30 pm||Morning Program Ends|
|12:30 pm - 1:00 pm||Quiet puzzle time / Preparation for Rest Time & Story|
|1:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Quiet Rest Time / Nap|
|3:00 pm - 3:45 pm||Bathroom / Afternoon Activities / Snack|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Story or Group Game|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Outdoor Play (Joining the 4’s & 5’s for the Afternoon Program)|
|5:00 pm - 5:25 pm||Quiet Indoor Activities in the 4’s Room|
|5:30 pm||Program Closes|