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.
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.
2 years 9 months
Ms. Summer, Ms. Cindy Z., Ms. Elizabeth
|7:30am||Greetings and Free Choice Activities|
|8:30am||Outdoor Play (Big Yard)|
|9:15am||Circle Time: Study Topic|
|9:35am||Interest Areas / Small Group Classes|
|10:20am||Circle Time: Music and Movement|
|10:35am||Outdoor Play/ Guided P.E. Activity|
|11:35am||Outside Self Selected Activities|
|12:10pm||Indoors, read aloud/puzzles/drawing|
|2:30pm||Snack & Interest Areas|
|3:15pm||Whole Group Circle Time|
|3:30pm||Outdoor Play- Peace Garden|
|4:30pm||Combine classrooms: Activities (Hill Yard) or Inside Centers (Butterfly Room)|
4 years old (birthday is after Sept. 1)
Ms. Patricia, Ms. Judy, Ms. Joy
|7:30am||Greetings and child-initiated interest centers|
|8:30am||Outdoor free exploration of play areas|
|8:50am||Whole group meeting: Study topic|
|9:35am||Outdoor choice time and guided P.E. activity (Hill Yard)|
|10:20am||Inside: Small group class, read-aloud and choice time in interest areas|
|11:15am||Whole group meeting: Music and Movement|
|11:45am||Outside free play (Big Yard)|
|2:30pm||Snack and small group activities|
|3:20pm||Whole group circle time|
|3:30pm||Outdoor free exploration (Big Yard)|
|4:30pm||Combine classes: Activities (Hill Yard) or Inside Centers (Butterfly Room)|
4 years old (child is eligible for kindergarten next school year)
Ms. Noemi, Ms. Patty, Ms. May, Ms. Brigitte, Ms. Teresita
|7:30am||Indoors free exploration of centers|
|8:45am||Whole Group: Journaling|
|9:00am||Small group class, Centers|
|9:20am||Whole Group meeting: Study topic/Music/Movement|
|9:45am||Outdoors: *Guided physical activity *Child initiated play (Big Yard)|
|10:35am||Read aloud / small group class|
|10:45am||Small-Group classes: *Art *Centers *Child initiated play|
|11:20am||Whole-Group Circle: *Skill oriented *Spanish *Music/Movement|
|12:00pm||Outdoors: Child-initiated play|
|12:25pm||Toileting: children transition inside for nap|
|2:30pm||Waking-up, snack and group games|
|3:00pm||Whole Group: *Read aloud *Music / Movement|
|3:20pm||Indoors / Outdoors
Teacher planned activities: *Art & Crafts *Child-initiated play
4 years old (eligible for kindergarten next school year)
Ms. Alicia, Ms. Miriam, Ms. Debby
|7:30am||Greetings and free exploration of centers|
|8:30am||Outdoor self-selected activities|
|9:25am||Inside: Snack/Small Group Classes and Learning Centers|
|10:20am||Small Group Read Aloud|
|10:35am||Outside: free exploration and teacher directed gross motor activities (Big Yard)|
|11:45am||Free exploration outside (Hill Yard)|
|12:15pm||Clean up and hygiene routine|
|2:30pm||Snack and group games|
|3:30pm||Self-selected activities / Arts and Crafts inside or outside (Hill Yard)|
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 and meet the NAEYC accreditation standards. GOLD is inclusive of children with disabilities, children who are English learners, and children who are advanced learners.