Sowing the seeds of learning…
The Maple room program is designed to meet the unique needs of your younger Preschool age child. The basic curriculum is expanded to include more group experiences and activities that support growing independence.
A primary goal within the Maple Room community is to support each child’s development of autonomy and self-respect, in preparation for the introduction of basic academic subjects. Maple Room activities also support the development of healthy social skills, including respect of others.
The following developmental skills are core to the Maple Room curriculum:
SOCIAL SKILLS: At this age, a significant part of learning hinges upon successful social interaction with other children and adults. We demonstrate positive ways to work through emotions, awareness of personal space, as well as ownership of actions.
RESPONSIBILITY: Children will be assigned various jobs on a weekly basis. For example: line leader, door holder, snack/lunch helper and song leader.
ORAL LANGUAGE: We concentrate on the growth of meaningful oral speaking skills both in group activities and individual communications. New language experiences are often introduced during group activities, books and conversation.
LITERACY: The seeds of early reading are planted by presenting the letters of the alphabet, early reading concepts and name recognition.
MATH CONCEPTS: Basic math principles are introduced and emphasized through counting (children, objects in the room, boys, girls), graphs and visual display of numbers throughout the classroom.
Typical Daily schedule:
7:00-8:30 am Greeting Children/Free Choice
8:30-9:15 am Outdoor Play
9:15-9:45 am Snack Time
9:45-10:40 am Free Choice/Art
10:40-11:00 am Circle Time
11:00-11:30 am Outdoor Play
11:30-12:00 pm Lunch
12:00-2:30 pm Nap/Quiet Time
2:00-2:30 pm Wake Up/Free Choice
2:30-3:15 pm Outdoor Play
3:15-3:45 pm Snack Time
3:45-4:40 pm Small Group Activities/Free Choice
4:40-5:00 pm Circle Time
5:00-5:30 pm Outdoor Play
5:30-6:15 pm Free Choice
Note: Enrichment program schedules vary from class to class.