SAC Preschool learning program for children ages 33 months 5 years

SAC Preschool learning program for children ages 33 months - 5 years

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                                   Mural creation                                                                   S.M.A.R.T. Room                                                                  Outdoor Fun!

 

 

 

School Age Care

Child Care Learning Program,

 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday year round

We offer a free breakfast & snack. A hot lunch is provided for $1.75.

 

 

More and more parents are understanding that preschool education programs play a vital role in child development and school readiness. As a result, in 2005 67% of 4-year-olds and more than 40 % of 3-year-olds were enrolled in a preschool education program.

 

Through independent exploration, structured activities and hand-on-learning children develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, science and social/emotional skills. Add to this a healthy dose of being outdoors, running, jumping and movement you will see why our program is a true leader in early childhood education and care!

 

                  *We are a 4 star rated program!

        

                                                                                                            Parent Aware’s 4 Star Ratings help parents

                                                                                                            find programs that go above and beyond to

                                                                                                                prepare children for school and life.

                                                                                                           

 

                                                                   Our Daily Routine!

 

6:15-8:15

Free play

Undirected play allows children to learn how to work in groups, share, negotiate, resolve conflicts, and learn self-advocacy skills

 

8:15-8:45

Breakfast at tables

Helps to establish healthy eating habits, meal-time norms and group social skills      

 

8:45-9:30

Recess outdoors or in gymnasium  

Play allows children to create and explore a world they can master, conquering their fears while practicing adult roles

 

9:30-10:00

Morning Group Time / SMART board use   

Morning routines like calendar, sharing, and discussion of the day's activities while teaching children technology through the periodic use of the classroom smart board and computer

 

 

10:00-10:45

Learning Centers / Small-Group Activities / SMART room

Learning centers: blocks, creative arts, dramatic play, library, math and manipulatives, science and sensory, and writing, puzzles, books

Teachers implement small-group activities, focusing on skill-building and observational assessment

SMART room curriculum based on neurological science that shows that stimulating certain parts of the brain through muscle movement can prepare students to learn

 

 

10:45-11:10

Group Time 

Children come together to listen to a daily read-aloud and/or to finish or repeat activities from the early morning group time. We also incorporate music appreciation through sing along and instruments.

 

 

11:10-12:00

Lunch

Practicing proper hygiene, walking in line, patience, utensil use, good eating habits, balanced meal, meal-time norms, etc.

 

12:00-1:30

Quiet/Rest time

Some children need to nap while the others don’t. These children enjoy quiet coloring, books or lying down while their friends sleep. All children need down time to ‘recharge’ their batteries! Children wash hands, help set the tables, and prepare and eat lunch.

 

 

1:30-3:00

Recess outdoors or in gymnasium  

Play helps children develop new competencies that lead to enhanced confidence and the resiliency they will need to face future challenges.

 

3:00-3:30

Snack / Story Time

Fuel for our children’s tummies along with socializing and meal-time norm practice along with a short story afterwards to help children settle down for classroom participation

 

 

3:30-6:00

Free play in room

Allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength

 

 

 

We accept Child Care Assistance and are able to offer a sliding fee scale (15% discount) thanks to the generous support from the Greater Mankato Area United Way.