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Preschool Program

Daily Schedule

The Village Educational Center operates from 9:00am to 1:00pm Monday through Friday. Our program runs August through June, breaking for the month of July.

Each day the schedule is as follows:

9:00am - 9:20am

 

Opening Circle

9:20am - 10:10am

 

Center Time - Class 1

10:10am - 10:35am

 

Bathroom Breaks & Snack Time

10:35am - 11:00am

 

Outdoor Play

11:00am - 11:15am

 

Music Circle

11:15am - 11:55am

 

Center Time - Class 2

11:55am - 12:30pm

 

Bathroom Break & Lunch Time

12:30pm - 1:00pm

 

Group Playground Games

1:00pm

 

Pick Up

Curriculum

The Village uses the Creative Curriculum which revolves around developmentally appropriate themes incorporating skills and new information in a way which is fun for the students.

The monthly theme is embedded within each area of the day including art projects, language activities, play themes (e.g., restaurant, school bus), gardening and Friday's family style lunch where student's participate in meal preparation.

Each day the students visit both classrooms which focus on different developmental skills. Half the day in classroom 1 focuses on kindergarten readiness, cognitive development, computers and science. The second half of the day is spent in classroom 2 where the focal point is exploration through art, music and socio dramatic play.

Inclusion Program

We feel at The Village it is critical to embrace the specific learning styles of each and every student. To appropriately support students of different learning styles The Village hires a teaching and aid staff who holds bachelor's degrees in the area of child development. The Village enrolls 25% of each class with children with special needs who are able to benefit from learning from their peers and in a generalized setting. Research suggests that children who are included with peers with special needs benefit two times as much as students who are not in an inclusive setting. Anyone who would like more information on the subject of special needs inclusion should feel free to contact our office.

Assessments & Kinder Readiness

Each student at The Village is given a developmental assessment at intake; one time per year and again at their exit from the program. The assessment is a developmental tool from the Creative Curriculum and covers skill areas such as language, play, self-help and social emotional development.

Each student attending The Village the year prior to entering kindergarten is assessed and worked with each week using Kinder readiness tools from all surrounding school districts. Information such as letter recognition, writing their name, self-portraits and number skills are collected throughout the year. This binder is given to each family as the time nears when they are meeting with their prospective kindergarten teachers and going through their school assessments.

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