Mary Jo Thurston
Owner / Director
228 Adobe Road, Penngrove, CA 94951
P.O. Box 837, Penngrove, CA 94951
Sample Daily Schedule
Classroom Greeting/Inside/Outside Free choice while children are arriving (See Below)
Circle Time is to explore curriculum which includes weather, daily calendar, introduction of projects for the day, songs, stories, felt board and finger plays, games, music/movement and readiness skills. All week we practice and learn our Colors, Shapes, Letters, and Numbers to help promote out Language and Math Skills.
Snack table will be set upa nd prepared to sit together as a group where children and teachers interact, allowing the children to improve their self-help skills and encourage manners. Teachers and children help to clean off the table and recycle to get ready for outdoor play.
Free Choice Inside or Outdoor Play (See Below)
Project Time will be divided into small groups. Enrichment activity centers are open which include art, cooking, nature and science, weekly and seasonal projects, Scholactic centers and reading headsets.
Share Circle and morning program ends
Lunch Time- Meals are an opportunity to assist children in healthy food habits as well as good table manners. Meals and snacks are a convienent time for social interaction. Children and teachers are involved in reciprocal conversation.
Transition to Rest Time/Bathroom Time
Rest Time- Children are encouraged to nap or rest and provisions are put in place to accommodate early risers and non-nappers.
Transition to Wake up Time/Bathroom Time
Free Choice Inside our Outside Play (See Below)/ Afternoon Snack/ 3:30 Pick up time
Afternoon activity centers, stories, songs, enrichment activities/table games
PM Snack/Getting ready to go home
*Free Choice Inside- Children choose from a variety of activity areas including blocks, play dough, puzzles, books, dramatic play, housekeeping, imaginative play and small motor skills, etc. These activities are offered to encourage self help skills.
*Free Choice Outside- Children choose from a variety of activities and hands on play based areas to promote imaginative exploring. These activities include parachute play, bike path, balls, car yard, nature walks, clibmers, sandbox, garden, sand and water play, painting easels, arts and crafts, swings, large and small motor skills activities, etc.