Seaside Nursery School has two large preschool rooms. The children in these rooms are all three turning four throughout the school year. There are a variety of play centers set up in both classrooms to engage the child and make learning fun. The teachers work together to create a curriculm that is developmentally appropriate for this specific age group.
Play is encouraged to help develop social interaction among children. Development areas such as fine motor and gross motor skills are also enhanced by daily participation in music, art, stories, dramatic play, blocks, and group projects
Reading aloud and singing everyday enhances the preschoolers language and reading readiness skills. The teachers promote self-help skills throughout the day.
8:30-9:00 Arrival & Greeting time
9:00-10:00 Free Play: Projects/Centers/Snack
10:00-10:15 Clean Up
10:15-10:30 Story & Circle Time
10:30-11:15 Switch rooms/Free Play
11:30-12:15 Outdoor Play/Gym
12:15-12:30 Story & Dismissal
1:15-2:45 Activity Time/Outdoor play
2:45-3:00 Story Time/Dismissal
*The children are also brought to the bathroom on a need to go basis.
Our goals for this age include:
- Developing the ability to understand and use symbols in their activities and play.
- Encouraging the development of role playing and dramatic play.
- Developing self control and learn to handle conflicts in socially acceptable ways.
- Developing an appropriate grasp of a writing tool.
- Begining to associate numerals and words with quantities.
- Promoting the development of the concepts of print and the acquisition of emerging reading skills.
- Developing negotiating skills and a sense of friendship.
Seaside Nursery School's teachers serve as resources and facilitators, providing support and information to both children and parents. In each classroom at Seaside there are always two teachers who work together as a team.
The Pre-School Program encourages social growth and independence while at the same time laying the foundation for future academic learning. We have a Transitional Preschool classroom for young s, and a classroom for both 3 and 4 year olds.
Our Transitional Kindergarten Program for children turning 5, emphasizes kindergarten readiness. The children learn math, science, language, and writing through play and projects.
Art, music, dramatic play, blocks, stories, and many group projects are part of all of our programs.
The daily routine consists of alternating periods of individual, small, and large group activities, structured and non-structured time, indoor and outdoor play. All are important to the child's total development.