Our Transitional preschool program is for the child who turns three in the fall or early winter. The morning program runs from 8:30 - 12:30 and there is an extended day until 3:00. The children enjoy a snack, that you provide, midway through the morning. A lunch from home needs to be provided if your child stays until 3:00.
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 preschooler's language. The teachers promote self-help skills by modeling appropriate behavior.
8:30 - 9:15 Arrival/Free choice - all centers open
9:15 - 9:30 Bathroom
9:30 - 10:30 Outdoor time
10:30 - 10:45 Bathroom
10:45 - 11:00 Snack
11:10 - 11:15 Circle time (songs, stories, weather, etc.)
11:15 - 12:15 Activity time
12:15 - 12:30 Closing story
12:30 - 12:45 Bathroom
12:45 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 Activity time
2:15 - 3:00 Quiet activities
All of the toddler goals plus:
- To understand a social role of the teacher in the classroom.
- To follow rules and routines that are established for the good of the group.
- To develop "potty" skills.
- To continue to build vocabulary and self- help skills.
- To begin to develop problem solving techniques.
Transitional Preschool Pictures
Seaside Nursery School's teachers serve as resources and facilitators, providing support and information to both children and parents.
The Transitional Pre-School Program is for children that turn three in the fall and early winter.The children are introduced to large and small group activities as well as art, music and imaginary play.
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.
Our large motor space is great for those cold and rainy days. The children build body awarenesss, strength and coordination through running, jumping and climbing.
We also work on building awareness of directionality and postion in space. For example - go up the steps, around the block, down the slide and go inside the tube.
We work on hand-eye coordination by throw and catch games. We also have a balance beam which strengths the child's sense of balance.