Preschool Room

7:30 am – 8:00 amArrival/Welcome/Handwashing
8:00 am - 8:15 amMusic and Movement
8:15 am - 8:45 amIndoor/Outdoor Gross Motor/ Guided Play
8:45 am - 9:00 amMeal Prep/Handwashing/Bathroom
9:00 am – 9:30 amBreakfast
9:30 am - 9:45 amToothbrushing
9:45 am - 10:00 amGuided Free Play
10:00 am - 10:10 amSocial-Emotional Group Time
10:10 am - 11:00 amLearning Centers Developmental Activities/Bathroom
11:00 am - 11:15 amMorning Circle Time
11:15 pm – 11:45 pmIndoor and Outdoor Gross Motor
11:45 pm – 12:00 pmPrep for Lunch/Bathroom/Handwashing
12:00 pm - 12:45 pmLunch
12:45 pm - 1:00 pmBathroom/Handwashing/Prep for Nap
1:00 pm - 2:45 pmNap/Quiet Time
2:45 pm – 3:00 pmPrep for Snack/Bathroom/Handwashing as children wake up
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmSnack
3:30 pm – 4:15 pmDevelopmental Activities/Learning Centers
4:00 pm – 4:15 pmClean Up (Self Help Encouraged)
4:15 pm – 5:00 pmGross Motor (Inside or Outside)/Departures
Guided free play and learning centers provide opportunities for children to make choices of what activities in which to participate. Materials are rotated on a regular basis. They provide opportunities for physical, cognitive, cognitive, language, literacy, creativity/art, and social emotional development.

Learning Centers incorporate many developmental areas including daily experimentation, exploration, math, science, and music & movement. Circle time can be incorporated into the learning centers when appropriate.

Guided free play allows time for children to choose from multiple items, that are rotated regularly, that provide an opportunity for physical, cognitive, language, literacy, creativity/art, and social-emotional development. These activities may also be incorporated into the learning centers. Learning centers incorporate daily experimentation, exploration, math, science, music, and movement. Circle time, or large group time, can be incorporated in the learning centers when appropriate.

The preschool room at United Day Care Center is a place where your child can develop and grow with the assistance of our qualified and caring teachers. Lesson plans are developed weekly by the head teacher. These lessons generally focus on specific weekly themes and cover areas of art/creative expression, fine motor, gross motor, music/movement, language/literacy, math, science, and writing. These lessons are developed to meet the individual needs of each child in the classroom. The goal is to help each child develop to their full potential and enter kindergarten with the skills to be successful. Teachers assist children with skills such as tying shoes, number and letter recognition, phone number and address memorization, and writing names and simple sentences.

Daily reports are sent home each day to inform parents of the following:

  1. What and how much was eaten
  2. When diapers were changed
  3. When naps happened
  4. What activities were enjoyed
  5. What items are needed: diapers, wipes, or extra clothes

The center also utilizes “Procare”, an app that allows for parent-teacher communication throughout the day. Daily reports may be delivered via the app when requested.