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    Class Descriptions

    Daily Activities - Tots Class

    The Tots class meets 1.5 hours twice a week and includes a monthly meeting for parents, which is led by the teacher and a parent educator.  Parenting topics focus on age appropriate issues.  The Tots class is for children between age 1 and 2 (age 1 by August 31st of the current year).  A parent or caregiver attends each class with their child. 

    Class time includes numerous opportunities for exploration and socialization. For the first half of class, children engage in free play and exploration, which includes developmentally appropriate opportunities for art, sensory, pretend play, fine motor manipulatives, and blocks.  The second half of class includes a shared snack, large motor playtime, and circle time.

    Daily Activities - Twos Class

    The Twos class meets 2.5 hours twice a week. On a typical day children arrive, wash hands, and enter the classroom. The first phase of class is devoted to exploration and free play in learning centers, which build skills in a developmentally appropriate manner. The centers, which change from day-to-day, may include activities such as art stations, sensory table filled with tactile objects, dramatic play area, cooking projects, puzzles, and library area.

    The children assist with clean-up to teach responsibility and cooperation. The class also enjoys a snack brought by parents on a rotating basis. Snack sharing is an opportunity to build social skills. Following snack, the class engages in gross motor play. Whenever the weather is permitting this takes place at the park by the school. In inclement weather we utilize the climber and other play equipment in our large play area. To close the day the children gather again for a brief goodbye.

    Daily Activities - AM 3 - 4 Year Old and PM 4 - 5 Year Old Classes
    The morning 3 - 4 year old class meets three days per week for 3 hours and the afternoon 4 - 5 year old class meets four days per week for 3 hours. On a typical day, children arrive, wash hands and enter the classroom. After a welcoming circle that may include a discussion of the day and sharing by the children, the first part of the day is devoted to exploration and free play of the learning centers. These centers change from day to day and week to week and may include the following: art activities, the sensory table filled with tactile objects, dramatic play area, cooking projects, puzzles, and library area. 

    Following free play the children assist with clean-up to teach responsibility and cooperation. The class is then invited to participate in group activities which will vary from day to day and may include: stories, dramatic play, group games, songs, and dancing.
    The class then enjoys a snack brought by parents on a rotating basis. The sharing of snack is an opportunity to build social skills. Following snack the class can engage in gross motor play. Whenever the weather is permitting this takes place at the park by the school. In inclement weather we utilize the climber and other play equipment in our large play area. To close the day the children gather again for a brief goodbye. Both classes will also participate in field trips throughout the year to reinforce themes in the classroom as well as to experience opportunities in our community.