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Let your little ones grow and play with us.

children paintingWould you like your child to meet other children, play, and have fun? All of these while also learning loads of new skills, colors, counting, and many other foundational learning concepts? Let them join the Toddler Program at The Green House Preschool and Kindergarten.

Kids have a blast in these toddler program activities:

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Arrival/Choice Activities

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  • Dressing help children take off and store their outerwear.
  • Transition children gradually to choice time activities (e.g., say, “If you are wearing red, you may choose an interest area.”).
  • Guide children in selecting where they want to start and what they want to do.
  • Observe and interact with individual children to extend play and learning.
  • Read books to individual children and spontaneous small groups.
  • Give a 5-minute warning before cleanup time and help children put materials away in each interest area.

Children will sign in using their pictures and teachers will model writing their name on a dry erase board.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Choice Time

All teachers participate in Choice Time.

  • Transition children to Choice Time (EX. “If you’re wearing red today you may choose an interest area”)
  • Observe and interact with individual children to extend play and learning
  • Work with children engaged in study activities
  • Children investigate and experiment with classroom discussed topics.
  • Read books to individual children and spontaneous small groups
  • Give a 5 minute warning before clean up and help children put materials away in each interest area

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Cleaning/Hand Washing/Diapering

  • All teacher are sitting with children and lead discussions about what took place during choice time.
  • Have conversations with individual children.
  • Those who finish early may go to the group time area and look at books while others are finishing.
  • Read a story or discuss a book

9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Snack

  • Those who finish early may go to the group time area and look at books while others are finishing.

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Outdoor Choice Time/Dressing

  • Help children put on/take off and store their outerwear.
  • Supervise children who are using the playground toys and equipment (e.g., water table, sand box, climbers, and slides).
  • Observe and interact with children as they jump rope, play ball games, blow bubbles, explore nature, and so on.
  • Help children put away or carry in toys and materials, hang up jackets, use the toilet, and wash their hands.

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11:00a.m. – 11:20a.m. Hand Washing/Water Break/Group Meeting

  • Discuss Attendance and Job Charts
  • Invite children to share news
  • Discuss the “Question of the Day”
  • Record children’s Ideas
  • Focus children’s attention to wash hand for 20 seconds by teaching the ABC Song
  • Have Discussions andsing with children being diapered

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Music and Movement/Book Song

  • Lead a movement activity
  • Teach children a finger-play (Rebus).
  • Introduce musical instruments (names, what they sound like, how to use them).

11:30 a.m. Half Day Student Clean Up and Departure

  • Greet families and involve children in sharing the experiences they had that day.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch

  • Sit with children and lead discussions about what took place during choice time and relate it to home life
  • Have conversations with individual children. Those who finish early may go to the group time area and look at books while others are finishing.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Nap Time

  • Help children relax and get comfortable
  • Supervise the rest area at all times
  • Provide quiet activities for children who do not sleep
  • Adjust the length of rest time to suit the age of the group and the needs of individual children

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Diapers/Read Aloud

  • Read or involve children in retelling a familiar story
  • Introduce a new story or reread a familiar one

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Outdoor Choice Time/Dressing

  • Help children put on/take off and store their outerwear
  • Supervise children who are using the playground toys and equipment (e.g., water table, sand box, climbers, and slides)
  • Observe and interact with children as they jump rope, play ball games, blow bubbles, explore nature, and so on.
  • Help children put away or carry in toys and materials, hang up jackets, use the toilet, and wash their hands

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hand Washing/Water Break

2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Snack

  • Those who finish early may go to the group time area and look at books while others are finishing.

2:50 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Small Group

  • Introduce new concepts and reinforce skills children are developing.
  • Documenting progress
  • Involve children in quiet activities, such as hanging up their artwork and preparing for the next day.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Clean Up/Hand Washing/Departure

  • Greet families and involve children in sharing the experiences they had that day.

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3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Extended Care Students Only

  • Snack Time, Outdoor Play / Indoor Room / Free Play / Story time, music, movement activity.