PRESCHOOL

(Approximately 33 months to 3 1/2 years)

Environment

The Preschool 1 classroom offers a loft, an indoor sand box, and an impressive science center that features wonderful rotating nature items for the children to touch and explore. Classroom pets include fish and a gecko named Ginger. Our full size gymnasium allows for large motor opportunities such as bike riding and parachute play. Our outdoor learning environment provides opportunities to plant in the garden, to investigate a variety of plants and insects, to experiment with many musical instruments and to enjoy a plethora of nature items such as pine needles, hay bales, acorns, pinecones, tree poles, giant stumps, logs and climbing equipment. Our outdoor playhouse, texture table and art easels also add to this stimulating environment.

OutsideClassroom 2014

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Environment

The Preschool 1 classroom offers a loft, an indoor sand box, and an impressive science center that features wonderful rotating nature items for the children to touch and explore. Classroom pets include fish and a gecko named Ginger. Our full size gymnasium allows for large motor opportunities such as bike riding and parachute play. Our outdoor learning environment provides opportunities to plant in the garden, to investigate a variety of plants and insects, to experiment with many musical instruments and to enjoy a plethora of nature items such as pine needles, hay bales, acorns, pinecones, tree poles, giant stumps, logs and climbing equipment. Our outdoor playhouse, texture table and art easels also add to this stimulating environment.

High Adult-to-Child Ratios

The Preschool 1 Program offers an exceptionally high ratio of adults to children that is not found in most other programs. While the National Association for the Education of Young Children suggests a ratio of 1 adult for every 8 three year olds, our program provides 1 adult for every 6 children. This feature makes Peoples Church Preschool an excellent choice for children that may be attending preschool for the first time. Another quality aspect of this classroom is that there is not a toilet training requirement placed upon children before entering. We believe that children will toilet train when they are individually ready and, with assistance from parents at home, toilet training will be accomplished in Preschool 1 if needed.

Marie P2 2014