Plover Preschool

Plover preschool is a two day program for ages 4 and 5, for their pre-kindergarten year.

At this age, the child is acting out of imitation, thus they experience a wide range of activities, including handwork, beeswax modeling, coloring, domestic work, watercolor painting, storytelling, puppetry, plant dyeing, wood working, gardening, singing & creative movement, nature observation, and more, naturally, as they see their teachers engaging in various meaningful activities.

To enhance listening skills, simple songs and games are shared.

Stories shared help the children to develop the ability to create mental images based on what they are hearing, which lays the groundwork for reading comprehension later on.

All activities are designed to meet the learning domains prescribed by the Early learning coalition.  Most importantly, they are learning how to be within a group – this includes compromise, conflict resolution, negotiation – the skills they will need throughout their lifetime.

Like all of our programs, this class takes place completely outside

The class adopts a daily, weekly and yearly rhythm, which brings the children great comfort – knowing what to expect and anticipate, so each day becomes known by the activity they do and/or the lunch they eat.

Monday is” Salad Day”, as the activity that do that morning is cutting up vegetables to help make the meal, then they eat it later on at snack time.  

Tuesday is  “Stone Soup Day” as they chop, cook and eat the savory vegetable soup together.

All snacks are organic; water and herbal teas are offered to drink.

The class is a 2 day complement to our VPK program, and meets Mondays and Tuesdays.

A typical day in the Plover Preschool class typically includes a circle time, project time, snack preparation, shared meal together, free play, clean up time, and story time or puppet play.

For those staying for Little Siesta Aftercare:

  • 1:15 – 1:30 Transition in/wash hands/bathroom turn
  • 1:30 – 2:15 Rest time
  • 2:15-2:30 Goodbye song/Pick up 

The Plovers are led by Ms Joanne Whitney

 

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