Parent Participatory Morning Program

 

Preschool School Year

Each child attends FOUR mornings per week with an assigned day off (e.g. Thursdays off). Because of the staggered four-days per week schedule, only 24 children are in attendance on any given morning. Parents take turns teaching an assigned day each week (e.g. Wednesdays) under the guidance of our Director. Six parent-teachers are scheduled to work each day. The parent-teacher/child ratio is always 4/1 (plus the Director).

Sample Schedule:

Monday: child attends
Tuesday: child attends
Wednesday: parent/child attends
Thursday: child’s day off
Friday: child attends

Sample Daily Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00: Workday parents and children arrive. Parent-teachers meet with the Director to discuss the day’s activities.
9:10 – 9:30: Morning Circle. The day begins with greetings, songs and stories.
9:30 – 10:30: Free-choice time. Through play children explore their environment; learning occurs via experimentation, discovery and social interaction. Parent-teachers supervise activities in their assigned areas.
10:30 – 11:00: Snack. Parent teachers lead snack time, which is served family style. Children are encouraged to practice every day life skills by pouring their own water and cleaning up after themselves.
11:00-11:30: Small Group Activities. Parent-teachers lead age appropriate activities such as story time, games, crafts and journal writing.
11:30 – 12:00: Outside play or Enrichment classes.
12:00: Pick up 12:00 – 3:00: Stay ‘N Play (optional)

Morning Program Application