The Nook Philosophy
In the Nook we believe that preschool is a magical time in a child’s life. Our children in this class are moving from toddlers into preschoolers and we encourage the exploration, curiosity, and creativity that is so important to this phase of early childhood. You will see in the Nook many stories being read, time spent outdoors, open ended art, dance and movement, experiments, and music. We know that children learn best through play, and as teachers we love to nurture this play. Our goal is to help children have a fondness for learning, nurture emotional intelligence, and promote social growth in a loving environment.
Our Daily Schedule
- 9:00 - 9:30 Free Play Time and Table Top Manipulatives
- 9:30 Circle Time
- 9:45 Daily Activity (arts, science, baking, etc.)
- 10:15 Clean up and bathroom breaks**
- 10:45 Snack and Story Time
- 11:15 Outside Play or Bike Room
- 12:00 Parent Pick Up or Lunch Bunch
This is our daily rhythm, but we are flexible with our times. We extend outside time when it’s nice outside, shorten circle time on days we need more active play, and try to go with the needs of our young students.
**Note: There is an expectation that children entering the Nook will be potty trained. If there are extenuating circumstances (such as medical or developmental concerns), the Nook teachers are happy to discuss this individually with parents.