The children begin the school day with free play. Toys, puzzles, dress-up clothes, games and blocks are available while the children take turns working in small groups with their teachers. Circle time is held after cleanup to discuss daily events and lessons. Outside play, visiting instructors, snack-time, science learning and music complete the morning educational program. The children also have reading and readiness and math activities.
Classes enjoy time together to talk and eat the lunch sent by parents. Teachers encourage the children to eat their "healthy, growing foods" before the "sometimes foods." The children play before going outside to the playground until rest-time begins. Healthy, nutritious foods and beverages of low sugar content are served during the morning and afternoon programs. Parents are encouraged to send in a snack for the entire class for birthdays or special events.
The children rest before the afternoon activities begin. The length of rest-time varies according to the age of the child.
These include art, sports, movies, cooking and gardening. Outside play, snack-time, quiet reading, puzzles and story-time complete the afternoon.
LATE AFTERNOON (3:30-5:30 PM)
This is informal and unstructured. Children are encouraged to play games, go outside to the playground, and relax while listening to stories read by the After-School Staff.
Schoolhouse students go outside several times each day. During colder weather, it is very important that they bring hats, scarves, boots and other outer clothing to ensure their comfort. A change of clothes appropriate to the season must be kept at the Schoolhouse.
Dessert with Daddy
The program at the Schoolhouse is designed to offer children the necessary skills to succeed and thrive in their personal growth.