The Secret Garden Preschool
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7:30am- Centre Opens, Table Time and Mat Activities: Table time activities encourage math, science, literacy, fine motor concepts, skills and learning.
9:30am-Munch and move: Munch and Move promotes physical activity and healthy eating concepts and supports healthy development of children 0-5 years.
9:30am-Nappies, toileting and sunscreen: One Teacher will change Nappies, toilet children and apply sunscreen as needed throughout music and movement activities.
10:15- 10:30am-Morning Tea (outside if weather permits): Students and Teachers eat morning tea together like a family in the classroom or in the outdoor area.
10:45am-Free Play (outside or inside depending on weather):Students are able to plan for play, deciding where they want to play with, and what they want to play. Themed activities are added to the centre each week or two depending on engagement. These indoor activities promote Math, literacy, Science, Engineering, Art, Social Skills and Fine Motor skills and concepts. Outdoor Activities promote gross motor, fine motor and fundamental movement skills as well as Math, Engineering and social skills. Children have access to a variety of gross motor activities in their outdoor environment. Students also have access to the sandpit and climbing equipment on a daily basis.
11:30am-Nappies, toileting and sunscreen: One Teacher will change Nappies, toilet children and apply sunscreen as needed as students participate in activities.
11:45am-Music and movement: Music and Movement time is filled with songs, rhymes, instruments and use of gross motor and fundamental movement skills. Through music we learn language, phonemic awareness, math, music, social skills and gross motor skills.
12:15pm-Group time: Teachers will read a book, students share, join in, make meaning and connections to help build reading comprehension, book knowledge and phonemic awareness. Or Teachers may pose questions or help children in discovering the answers to questions about their interests that students may have. Or we have a class science talk where students have the opportunity to raise questions, build ideas, concepts and skills.
12:30-12:45pm-Lunch time: Students sit together like a family in the classroom to enjoy their lunch. When a student is finished eating they use the bathroom and read with a peer or individually until all students are ready for quiet time.
1:00pm-Nappies and Toileting: One Teacher will change Nappies and toilet children as needed as students prepare for quiet time
1:00pm-Quiet time: All Students sit\ lay quietly on their bed/mat. Teachers will pat\sit with students as required. Students who are not sleeping rest their bodies quietly for 15 minutes before reading quietly on their beds and then will do quiet activities with a teacher to practice various skills.
2:00pm-Indoor activities and creative art: Again Students are able to plan for play, deciding where they want to play with, and what they want to play. During this time Teachers will also engage the children in a planned art activity or free craft experience. These indoor activities promote Math, literacy, Science, Engineering, Art, Social Skills and Fine Motor skills and concepts.
2:55pm-Nappies and toileting: One Teacher will change Nappies, toilet children and apply sunscreen as needed as students prepare for
3:00pm-Afternoon tea (outside weather permitting) Students and Teachers eat afternoon tea together like a family in the classroom or in the outdoor area.
3:30pm- Outdoor activities: Children have access to a variety of gross motor activities in their outdoor environment. Students also have access to the sandpit and climbing equipment on a daily basis.
4.55pm- Nappies and toileting: One teacher will change nappies and toilet children as needed as students and teachers prepare to come inside.
5:00pm- Indoor activities: Structured Table activities, free play activities or smart board activities are offered at this time. Students are given a choice to pick between the three as a group. These activities help promote social skills, cooperation skills and decision-making skills..
6:00pm- Centre close
Our Preschool Day has a mix if student lead, play based, and teacher directed lessons and activities. We incorporate music and movement throughout the day and always take into consideration children’s attention spans. This is our daily Routine and will not often change. However, it may be adjusted based on students needs, situations (fire drills etc.) and classroom events.