The School Day

Our program has two groups of children:
a group of 3-4 year-old children, and
a group of 4-5-year-old children.


3–4 Class

Children ages 3-4 attend school from 8:30-11:30 five days a week, with an option of Extended Morning from 11:30-1:00  two days a week or five days a week.

4–5 Class

Children ages 4-5 attend school from 11:45-4:00 five days a week.

Our itinerary typically is: hello, meeting, choice, snack, playtime, and farewell.


Our school day begins before the classroom doors open as the teachers prepare to greet the children, setting up our materials as an invitation to play. In doing so, we hope to spark the children’s curiosities, encourage their collaboration, and support their transition into the classroom as they begin their school day.

 

Singing “Come on over to the green rug”, or another song, we transition the children to gather for meeting. This is the heart of our school day when we gather as a community to ponder our common focus. Meeting often involves: roll call, stories, songs, activities, surveys, and discussion.

 

After the more structured part of our school day, choice offers the children a balance with open time for free play. Choice offers all of the children time to explore areas, materials and ideas of their own choosing.

 

We offer the children well-balanced snacks, with flavorful food pairings. Snack is a time to come together at the table and enjoy a variety of nutritious foods.

Children engage in a balance of free play, organized activities, games and yoga in our playroom. On other days, using a walking rope, the children travel to local parks, campus lawns or the green market to enjoy fresh air and exercise outside.

At the end of our school day, we reconvene at the green rug for more songs, a story, and to review our day and preview the next day.

 

Lunchtime

Our 3-4 Class participates in our Extended Morning Program,

affectionately called 'Lunch Bunch' two or five days a week.

 

 Our 4-5 Class eats lunch during the school day.

 

 Families provide their children with well-balanced, allergy-aware meals.

 

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