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Preschool Program

The Secret Garden Too preschool is proud to offer a 5-1 ratio. We feel that children need time to explore and experience all the wonders life has to offer, and through a high teacher/child ratio, we are able to provide this type of atmosphere. Through a literature based curriculum we nurture the child’s development with emphasis on communication and celebration of life by exploring the wonders of our world and it’s cultures and traditions. Our daily emphasis is on the child’s developmental stages and encouragement of age appropriate activities. Our goal is to provide a safe and stimulating atmosphere while meeting the individual needs of the child.

Daily Schedule

7:30 – 9:00 am – Greeting
Indoor free flow play, manipulatives, literature, some gross motor activities.

9:45 am – Opening Activity Group – “First Circle”
Teacher planned time based on integrated curriculum. May beĀ  reading a story, songs, poetry, or other activity projects.
Depending upon the day, season, or theme, activity groups may include all preschoolers and teachers, or they may be in their pre-assigned classes.

10:00 am – Morning Snack
Outdoor free play and project activities.

11:45 am – Closing Activity Group – “Morning Closing Circle.”

12:00 pm – Lunch

12:30 pm – Outdoor/Gross motor activities (weather permitting)

12:50 pm – Rest or nap time for all children

2:00 pm – Afternoon Activity Groups or Indoor Activities

3:00 pm – Afternoon Snack

3:15 pm – Outdoor free play

4:30 pm – Closing Activity Group – “Last Circle”

4:45 pm – Indoor free flow play, activity projects, manipulatives, literature, some gross motor activities

5:30 pm – Closing

The purpose of the above schedule is to provide a consistent sequence of activities upon which the children can depend, however, strict adherence to the above schedule as the day unfolds is of secondary concern to the individual and collective needs of the children. Infants and toddlers will each have an individualized service plan developed by parents and the director with continuous evaluation and updates.