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Talking about letters in the Pre-K group time

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Infants and Little Toddlers—3 months-2 years

The main focus of infant care at Discoveryland is meeting the needs of each individual child—the staff follows a highly adaptable schedule, providing naps and feedings as needed. An important part of infant development is nurturing touch, so each child is held and cuddled. Older infants are stimulated with floor playtime, simple toys, and games like peek-a-boo. Little toddlers are encouraged to explore with the world around them, with free play, music, story time and simple hands-on art and science projects.

Twos

Lots of vigorous playtime is a valuable experience for teaching two-year-olds large motor skills. Another major developmental goal for this group is developing a sense of self-awareness by engaging all five senses with experiences like smelling things, painting with hands and feet, singing, listening and moving to music, and visually identifying colors and shapes. Expect your child to get messy as he or she experiences hands-on learning in this age group.

Schedule:

  • 7:30-9:00 Arrival and free play
  • 9:00-9:30 Worship
  • 9:30-10:00 Inside activities
  • 10:00-11:30 Outside play
  • 11:30-11:45 Transition time (take off jackets, wash hands)
  • 11:45-11:50 Group time
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00 Transition time
  • 1:00-3:00 Naps
  • 3:00-3:30 Clean up and transition time
  • 3:30-3:45 Snacks
  • 3:45-5:30 Afternoon activities and outside play
  • 5:30 Home

Preschoolers—3 years old

Hands-on learning continues with preschool children as they participate in activities to help increase their attention spans through simple work projects, longer stories, longer painting and coloring sessions, and longer games. They expand their awareness of the world through walking, exploration, and encouragement of questions. They develop their cognitive abilities through activities designed to help them relate concepts and use their imaginations.

Schedule:

  • 7:30-9:00 Arrival and free play
  • 9:00-9:30 Worship
  • 9:30-10:30 Outside play
  • 10:30-11:30 Learning centers
  • 11:30-12:00 Group time
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00 Stories
  • 1:00-2:30 Naps
  • 2:30-3:00 Quiet story time
  • 3:00-4:45 Free play in learning centers, snack, outdoor play, afternoon activities
  • 4:45-5:00 Clean up
  • 5:00-5:30 Story time
  • 5:30 Home

Pre-Kindergarteners—4-5 years old

At this stage children will more actively develop tools they’ve already learned while preparing to start school—from knowledge building blocks like letters, numbers, reading and math, to practical skills like holding pencils and safety scissors. They continue to develop in creative and critical thinking areas like art, science and dramatic play. This age group also starts interacting with the big outside world through frequent field trips to places like the library, a pumpkin patch, and local farms.

Schedule:

  • 7:30-9:00 Arrival and free play
  • 9:00-9:30 Worship
  • 9:30-10:30 Outside play
  • 10:30-11:30 Learning centers
  • 11:30-12:00 Group time
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00 Stories
  • 1:00-2:30 Naps
  • 2:30-3:00 Quiet story time
  • 3:00-4:45 Free play in learning centers, snack, outdoor play, afternoon activities
  • 4:45-5:00 Clean up
  • 5:00-5:30 Story time
  • 5:30 Home