Preschool Schedule for Full Day Students:
7:30 – Arrival / check-in / wash hands
7:30 - 8:45 Transitional Time*
8:45 - 9:00 Clean- up time
9:00 - 9:45 Outside Play*
9:45 - 10:00 Potty reminders
10:00 – 10:15 Snack time
10:15– 10:45 Planned Curriculum* Calendar and Pledge of Allegiance
10:45 – 11:15 Learning & Story time: ABC’s, Number, Color and Shape of the Month, Plus Sight word and Letter of the Week
11:15 – 11:45 DVD time*
11:45 - 12:15 lunch time
12:15 - 12:45 Free time
12:45 - 1:00 Clean- up time
1:15 – 1:30 The Children’s Bible on DVD*
1:30 - 2:00 Quite time (kids can nap or rest quietly)
2:00 – 2:15 snack time
2:15 – 2:45 Planned Curriculum*
2:45 - 3:15 Outside Play* or free time
3:15 – 3:30 Music Time/ Physical Fun*
3:30 - 3:45 Colortime Notebooks*
3:45 - 4:00 clean up/ get ready to go home
These notebooks have pages that are helpful in tuning your child’s fine motor skills. They will get a chance to practice writing their name as well as learn to trace letters and shapes. During this time your child will also be encouraged to color in the lines. They will also be given helpful hints such as “always start at the top when you write.” We will also show them the proper way to hold a pencil.
Play-doh, felt friends, puzzles, dress up, puppets coloring, playing with manipulatives (rice, water, sand, or shaving cream,) writing your name practice, connects, sticker pictures or free time.
Duck duck goose, ring around the rosy, catch, jumping jacks, stretching, sack races, jumping on footprints, parachute fun, blowing and catching bubbles, shooting hoops, swinging from the trapeze bar, swinging on the swing set, playing in the sand, riding a tricycle, going for a wagon ride, and jump rope.
Star Brite Curriculum that is professionally planned, (with daily, weekly and monthly themes, (meets or exceeds all state standards.)
I use top quality, award winning DVD’s that reinforce what we
have been teaching your child, things like Spanish, how to write (from top to
bottom), ABC’s verbally and by sight and the correct pronunciation of each
letter sound, colors, shapes, opposites, #’s, manors, all about animals, songs,
and nursery rhymes! 95% of the time the video matches the theme for that
week and is educational. (Occasionally we pick a Disney one for fun.)
*The Children’s Bible on DVD
Little Butterfly’s is a Christian based Preschool program. Each week
(August-May) one new story is picked out from the Bible and presented to
the children throughout the week. After each video presentation the children
learn a new song, in a very capturing way, this enables the children to learn
more about God. Afterwards we talk about what they have learned and how
the story applies to their lives. This is an e-mail quote from a parent on their
thoughts about this part of our program:
“Just in case you ever wondered...the bible stories that you are showing the kids make a difference! Shane told me all about the story today of David and Goliath...how God helped the little boy kill the giant and how he can ask God for help. THANK YOU for teaching my children such IMPORTANT things! Carla”
*Music Time/ Physical Fun
Stretching: Teaching stretching to letters of the week, for example: “1. Lie down on your stomach. 2. Put your arms out in front of you. 3. Move your top arm up and down like an alligator opening and closing its jaws. “A” is for alligator.
Sing Along and Learn the Alphabet: Themed songs that give your child the opportunity to explore a particular letter and the sound that it makes in a word.
Sing Along and Learn Throughout the Year: Seasonal and Holiday themed songs one for each month of the year.
Sing Along and Learn Marvelous Math: Teaching Math concepts through song.
Sing Along and Learn How to Follow Directions: Strengthening kids listening skills through dance and song.
Sing Along and Learn Early Concepts: Important early childhood concepts are taught through the use of song and dance, like the five senses, seasons, opposites, months of the year, etc. Also, we sometimes will be dancing and doing movements to things like Veggie tales sing along songs, ABC’s and #’s, Christian songs, head shoulders knees and toes and other fun poems and games.
Some of the things your child may learn are:
Manners, sharing, kindness, respect, learning how to cut, learning how to
properly brush their teeth, learn safety around the house, street safety,
stranger awareness, helping in the kitchen, what to do if they get
lost out in public, learn by sight: letter recognition A-Z and number
recognition (up to 12), count up to 30, learn their letter sounds, learn to
count up to 10 in Spanish, learn to count by 10’s up to 100, learn about the
computer, work on their fine and gross motor skills, build social skills, learn
opposites, colors and shapes, learn the beginning skills for reading left to
right, learning to write their name as well as other letters, fire safety- stop
drop and roll, hold a pencil, left and right hand, learn their five senses, as
well as learning more about God and the universe he has created, (including
animals, and the earth), and most importantly have fun!!!!!!