Preschool & School-Aged
Magnanimous Kids!!!....Childcare Services
|Our PRESCHOOL EDUCATION Program
Our Program seeks to make learning fun and interesting by allowing children to excercise creativity while mastering key skills. We emphasise on exploration and discovery. The pre-school aged child tends to retain through active involvement; this would go in agreeance with our hands on learning curriculum. Making it possible for children to develop problem-solving skills that will assist them on becoming life long learners. Full of humor and surprise, the activities engage children allowing them the power of choice. Our main goal is to introduce great learning habits, improve social skills and encourage creative expression. I plan on utilizing a variety of materials to accomplish this goal. I believe children should have fun! Each child is encouraged to be independent, helpful, respectful, responsible, trustful, caring, and show good citizenship. Each month has 2 special numbers and letters we review, however each week we go over all letters and numbers in say and song. Weekly activities are posted on our website and in-house board to keep parents involved with their childs' daily/weekly/monthly activities. Each child learns to gain confidence, self discipline and postive self esteem. Here at "Magnanimous Kids" we use active learning principles to stimulate learning in an entertaining and positive environment!!!
7:30-8:30 Children arrive and Breakfast is served. After breakfast, children help clean-up and have free-play.
8:30-9:30 Circle activities. Kids are also informed of centers for the day. Writing activity & alphabet/number and word cards are practiced.
9:30-9:45 Free Play
9:45-10:00 Let's Read!!
10:00 Morning Snack
10:10-11:45 Group activitiy (Science, Music, Art, Computer Lab, or Book Cooks) and/Pre-School Curriculum.
11:45-12:15 INDOOR/OUTSIDE PLAY(weather permitting).
LUNCH AND REST
12:15 Wash up for Lunch, watch educational video or Read while lunch is being prepared.
12:30-1:00 School-style lunch and conversation. After lunch, it's team clean up! & Bathroom time!!
1:00-2:30 Story time (20min) everyone has a rest period. Preschool children who can't sleep rest quietly on their mats with a quiet activity such as a book. As children wake up mats are put away.
2:30-3:00 INDOOR/OUTDOOR ACTIVITY(weather permitting)/We may decide on a cooking project for snack time..
3:00 Bathroom time!!
3:15-3:30 Children have a snack together. School-age children arrive and help themselves to a snack. Children discuss choices for afternoon activities. Clean-up follows.
3:30-4:30 Indoor activity-Kids have option to do H.W, practice sight words, alphabet/number cards, computer. They are working while school-age kids do homework. School-aged kids may tutor the preschoolers on their flash cards if time permits.
4:30-5:30 Free play: children play with table toys, blocks, crayons,computer lab, read books, or build with blocks.
5:00-6:00 Children go home at staggered times. Projects are assembled and parent information made ready. Children color, look at books, play with table toys until their parents arrive.
*NOTE: This is a general guideline of our daily activities: our schedule may vary due to children's wishes, special activity days, school schedules, etc...
|Indoor & Outdoor Play
Indoor play: I provide a variety of age-appropriate toys for indoor play. Toys may be rotated or placed temporarily out of use so that children do not become bored. Everyone may choose one or two things to play with. They will be shown how to put things away before selecting something else. During morning activities we may run out of time for our book cooks session-indoor play time may be substituted with this activity for us to prepare our afternoon snack.
Outdoor play: We will be playing outdoors every day that weather permits. Our activities will include taking walks, backyard playground (swing, slide, teeter totter), water play (sprinkler), bike/toy riding, sandbox, and more.
|Guidelines to treating our friends with respect:
* We use gentle touch with our friends.
* We talk to our friends with our "inside voices". No name calling, yelling and/or screaming.
* We don't use our hands to hit our friends.
* We don't use our feet to kick our friends.
* We don't use our teeth to bite our friends.
* We don't throw things at our friends.
* We ask nice for a turn if a friend has a toy we would like, we wait our turn to share.
* We will apologize if we hurt our friends.
* We will leave our friends alone at rest time, we lay down to rest our bodies and be quiet.
|Exploratory Learning Activities
Reading/Language: Language and Reading Readiness Skills is a big part of our program through phonics, letter recognition, sight word vocabulary, listening and discussion skills-children are introduced to early reading. They will develop eye-hand coordination and visual perception with materials on hand.
Expressive Music/Dance Movement: Is a monthly theme related dance program that promotes free expression and individuality. Children become comfortable and one with the music using their imagination, stretching their limbs through excercise and having fun being themselves. With our music program we learn new songs, develop cooperation and learn rhythm.
Creative Art Program: Stimulates imaginative thinking and a creative outlet for self expression. Encourage individual expression and creativity. Develop small muscle coordination. Weekly art kits are prepared by myself. Children will have the opportunity of working with paintbrushes, pastels, pasting, coloring, gluing, cutting, drawing, and etc...Projects are all provider directed.
Math: Students learn shapes and number recognition through a variety of lessons. Use of flashcards and computer software are 2 of many center activities children will utilize. Guess my number, bingo games and roll and write are a few of our math games we'll be doing during group time.
Science through Experimenting: Encourage children to reason, analyze, and explore cognitive thinking skills; through experimental projects.
Circle/Story Time: Stimulates imaginative thinking and decision making. We discuss days activities and issues amongst ourselves or others. We review previous days lesson. We have expressive story time whereas kids together tell me a story finishing each others' sentences. The provider may also uses this time to read a short story, poem and discuss any holidays or famous people for the month.
|The Preschool Program continues the child's developmental, cognitive and physical skills through an environment introducing freedom within limits. This environment fosters an inner discipline gained from making choices, thereby developing independence, self motivation and increased creativity.|