Young Preschool Classroom
Our Young Preschool Classroom is specially designed to be a transition between Older Toddler and Preschool. As children become ready to move to preschool, they will move to the Young Preschool. As the ratio in the Preschool changes from 1:6 to 1:10 and the class size increases to almost 20, we want to make sure these children are prepared and not overwhelmed by the larger class. The Young Preschool program has a more structured schedule than the Older Toddlers and, for those who need it, is heavily focused on potty training. Children will remain in this classroom until they are both 3 years old and potty trained.
Children in the Young Preschool program will be working on beginning phonics, writing, and early math skills. They will also learn independence skills such as putting on their own jackets, using the bathroom by themselves, and putting their trash away after lunch. You will be amazed at how much they enjoy doing things on their own! This is an important time for children to get ready to become “big kids” in the Preschool.
If you choose, our teachers will complete for you a “chat sheet.” This form is summary of your child’s day including meals, naps, and diaper changes/ potty.
Exact times may change based on the needs of the individual class. This schedule is intended to give parents a general view of the activities of the day.
Young Preschool Room Schedule 6:30 - 7:30* Arrival of Children / Greeting of Parents 7:30 - 9:15 Breakfast / Potty / Diapering / Individual Choice Time 9:15 - 9:30 Room Clean-Up 9:30 - 9:45 Potty / Diaper Check 9:45 - 10:00 Circle Time 10:00 - 10:15 Morning Snack 10:15 - 10:45 Art Project / Fine Motor Activity 10:45 - 11:15 **Outside Time / Large Motor Activity 11:15 - 11:30 Manipulative Play / Fine Motor Activity 11:30 - 11:45 Music / Dance / Dramatic Play 11:45 - 12:00 Lunch Preparation / Hand Washing 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch 12:30 - 1:00 Potty / Diaper Check / Stories and Lullibies 1:00 - 3:30 Naptime / Quiet Play 3:30 - 3:45 Potty / Diaper Check 3:45 - 4:15 Afternoon Snack 4:15 - 5:00 **Outside Time / Large Motor Activities 5:00 - 5:15 Potty / Diaper Check 5:15 - 6:00* Individual Choice Time
*Classes may be combined during this time based on the number of children in attendence. If classes are combined, the staff-to-child ratio of the youngest child will apply to the entire group.
Below are a few things that your child will need when he/she becomes part of For Kids’ Sake Child Care & Learning Center's Older Toddler family. Please make sure to label each item so that nothing is lost.
- Pull-Ups, Wipes, and Ointment (if necessary)
- Crib Sheet and Blanket (we will send them home on Fridays for washing)
- 2 Sets of Weather-Appropriate Clothing
- Underwear or more extra clothes if potty training
- Security item or Lovey for snuggling at rest time
- Lunch (You may opt to purchase a school lunch. See Director for details)
- Smock or Big T-Shirt (for messy art projects)
Young Preschool Room Rate 4-Week Monthly Rate (months with 4 Mondays) 5-Week Monthly Rate (months with 5 Mondays) Full-Time Program (32 hours or more) $232 / week $909.44 $1,136.80 Part-Time Program (at least 4 hours/day on a consistent weekly schedule) $7.35 / hour 2% discount 2% discount Drop-In Option (fewer than 4 hours/day or an as needed schedule) $7.80 / hour N/A N/A Registration Fee: $75 initial, $50 renewal Deposit: 1 week tuition, Refundable as last week if proper notice is given