Preschool Room

6:30 am – 7:00 amArrival/Welcome/Snack
7:00 am – 8:30 amGross Motor (Inside or Outside) and Guided Free Play
8:30 am – 8:45 amCircle Time
8:45 am – 9:00 amPrep for Breakfast/Handwashing/Bathroom
9:00 am – 10:00 amBreakfast
10:00 am – 10:15 amTeeth Brushing
10:15 am – 11:15 amMorning Learning Center
11:15 am – 11:30 amCircle Time/Music & Movement
11:15 am – 11:30 amPrep for Lunch/Bathroom/Handwashing
11:30 am – 11:45 amGross Motor (Outside or Inside)
11:45 am – 12:00 pmLunch Prep/Handwashing/Bathroom
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm – 1:15 pmBathroom/Handwashing/Preparation for Naptime
1:15 pm – 3:00 pmNap/Quiet Time – Bathroom and Handwashing When Awake
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmSnack Time
3:30 pm – 4:15 pmAfternoon Learning Centers
4:15 pm – 5:30 pmGross Motor/Guided Free Play/Departure

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 “Class Dojo”, an app that allows for parent-teacher communication throughout the day. Daily reports may be delivered via the app when requested.