Our Preschool Classes

At Anne Sullivan Preschool, every moment is a teaching moment!

The caring, child-centered preschool teachers are the foundation of the school’s high-quality program that meets the learning and social-emotional needs of each unique child and his/her family. The preschool program offers the children spacious joyful classrooms set up with stimulating interest areas with books, dramatic play, sand & water, blocks, art materials, music, learning games, and cooking.

Through teacher supported purposeful play, the children learn math and literacy concepts, and develop understanding about science, technology and social studies. Spanish is introduced through songs, games, books and simple conversations.

We adhere to NAEYC’s standard for developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching strategies based on the way children develop and learn. Class curriculum encompasses social skills, language, reading, math, science, Spanish, music, art and physical education.

Preschool Curriculum

Our teachers encourage play and choices throughout the day while providing a balance between teacher guided and child-initiated activities both indoors and outdoors.

We follow The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool as the foundation of its preschool program. The core of the preschool curriculum is a study in which the children and the teachers come up with a topic that they want to investigate and explore. Teachers help children discover what they know about the topic and develop questions about what they want to know. The topic is investigated in group discussions, played out in two or more interest areas, then read about in books & materials provided by teachers & families. Examples of studies are trees, gardening, balls, music making, insects, roads, boxes, exercise, boxes, pets, recycle and simple machines.

Explore Our Preschool Classrooms

Rainbow Room

2 years 9 months
Ms. Summer, Ms. Cindy Z., Ms. Elizabeth
7:30amGreetings and Free Choice Activities
8:30amOutdoor Play (Big Yard)
9:15amCircle Time: Study Topic
9:35amInterest Areas / Small Group Classes
10:15amClean Up
10:20amCircle Time: Music and Movement
10:35amOutdoor Play/ Guided P.E. Activity
11:15amClean Up
11:35amOutside Self Selected Activities
12:10pmIndoors, read aloud/puzzles/drawing
12:30pmRest Time
2:30pmSnack & Interest Areas
3:15pmWhole Group Circle Time
3:30pmOutdoor Play- Peace Garden
4:30pmCombine classrooms: Activities (Hill Yard) or Inside Centers (Butterfly Room)
5:30pmSchool Closes

Sunshine Room

4 years old (birthday is after Sept. 1)
Ms. Patricia, Ms. Judy, Ms. Joy
7:30amGreetings and child-initiated interest centers
8:30amOutdoor free exploration of play areas
8:50amWhole group meeting: Study topic
9:35amOutdoor choice time and guided P.E. activity (Hill Yard)
10:20amInside: Small group class, read-aloud and choice time in interest areas
11:15amWhole group meeting: Music and Movement
11:45amOutside free play (Big Yard)
12:20pmToileting routines
12:30pmRest Time
2:30pmSnack and small group activities
3:20pmWhole group circle time
3:30pmOutdoor free exploration (Big Yard)
4:30pmCombine classes: Activities (Hill Yard) or Inside Centers (Butterfly Room)
5:30pmSchool Closes

Butterfly Room

4 years old (child is eligible for kindergarten next school year)
Ms. Noemi, Ms. Patty, Ms. May, Ms. Brigitte, Ms. Teresita
7:30amIndoors free exploration of centers
8:45amWhole Group: Journaling
9:00amSmall group class, Centers
9:20amWhole Group meeting: Study topic/Music/Movement
9:45amOutdoors: *Guided physical activity *Child initiated play (Big Yard)
10:35amRead aloud / small group class
10:45amSmall-Group classes: *Art *Centers *Child initiated play
11:15amClean up
11:20amWhole-Group Circle: *Skill oriented *Spanish *Music/Movement
12:00pmOutdoors: Child-initiated play
12:25pmToileting: children transition inside for nap
12:35pmStory time
12:50pmRest time
2:30pmWaking-up, snack and group games
3:00pmWhole Group: *Read aloud *Music / Movement
3:20pmIndoors / Outdoors
Teacher planned activities: *Art & Crafts *Child-initiated play
5:30pmSchool closes

Ladybug Room

4 years old (eligible for kindergarten next school year)
Ms. Alicia, Ms. Miriam, Ms. Debby
7:30amGreetings and free exploration of centers
8:30amOutdoor self-selected activities
9:00amGroup Meeting
9:25amInside: Snack/Small Group Classes and Learning Centers
10:20amSmall Group Read Aloud
10:35amOutside: free exploration and teacher directed gross motor activities (Big Yard)
11:45amFree exploration outside (Hill Yard)
12:15pmClean up and hygiene routine
12:30pmRest time
2:30pmSnack and group games
3:10pmGroup Meeting
3:30pmSelf-selected activities / Arts and Crafts inside or outside (Hill Yard)
5:30pmSchool closes

Developing social-emotional competence is a predictor of early school success. Constructive and purposeful play helps children develop language skills, learn to solve problems and regulate their emotions & behavior. Stimulating environments indoors and outdoors provide for children’s physical and emotional well-being in their ability to explore, discover, think and learn. 

At Anne Sullivan Preschool, each child’s progress is monitored using the Creative Curriculum GOLD™ Assessment System that is aligned to state early learning standards. GOLD is inclusive of children with disabilities, children who are English learners, and children who are advanced learners.

Teacher-child interactions and relationships are key to optimal learning and development for your child.