Child Care
Preschoolers

There are two preschool classrooms, the first for 2 ½ - 3 ½ year-olds ('Chickadees') and the second for 3 ½ - 5 year-olds ('Dragonflies'). These programs are designed to meet the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of preschool-age children. The teachers in both rooms post weekly lesson plans.

Chickadee Room (2 ½ - 3 ½ year-olds) 

Ratio:   There are two teachers, one work study student and a maximum of 14 - 16 children. 

Cost:   3 years and up is $4.50/hour, under 3 years is $5.50/hour (required minimum of 20 hours/week)

Chickadee Room Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 -- Small Group Games

9:00 - 9:30 -- Potty/Wash hands/Snack

9:30 - 9:45 -- Calendar and Greetings

9:45 - 10:45 -- Activity Centers

10:45 - 11:00 -- Clean-up

11:00 - 11:30 -- Outdoor Play or Walks to Wetlands

11:30 - 12:00 -- Music Circle/Wash hands

12:00 - 12:30 -- Lunch

12:30 - 2:30 -- Rest/Nap/Potty as needed

2:30 - 3:00 -- Potty/Hand washing/Snack

3:00 - 4:00 -- Small Group Games/Story Time

Dragonfly Room (3 ½ - 5 year-olds)

Ratio:   There are two teachers, one work study student, one ECE volunteer and a maximum of 20 children.

Cost:   3 years and up is $4.50/hour (required minimum of 20 hours/week)

Dragonfly Room Schedule

7:30 - 8:50 -- Children arrive: Individual learning time (work books, puzzles, games, work jobs)

8:50 - 9:00 -- Clean-up

9:00 - 9:30 -- Outdoor play (depending on weather /children's needs)

9:30 - 9:45 -- Hand washing and Snack

9:45 - 10:10 -- Music Circle

10:10 - 11:20 -- Child-Initiated Activities

11:20 - 11:30 -- Clean-up

11:30 - 12:00 -- Outdoor play

12:00 - 12:30 -- Hand washing & Lunch

12:30 - 1:00 -- Story Time

1:00 - 2:00 -- Quiet Time

2:00 - 4:00 -- Snack/ Child Initiated Activities/Indoor or Outdoor Play