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 2 Day Class

Children begin their journey at The Highlands School when they are two-and-a-half-years of age. There are eight to nine students in this class, one teacher and one assistant teacher. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from nine to noon. Children need to be toilet trained before attending our school.

3 Day Class

The three-day class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from nine to noon. There is one teacher and one assistant teacher for the nine to ten students enrolled in this class.

5 Day Class

The five-day class meets from nine to noon every week day. Students in this class must be 4 by September, though younger children may be enrolled in this class at the Director's discretion. There are openings for fourteen to fifteen children in this class, taught by one teacher and one assistant teacher. Priority is given to our existing families in filling these spots.

2 & 3 Day Class Schedule

Times are approximate and will vary according to the needs of the children and/or the current theme.

9:00-9:30 Morning Arrival and Activity Time
The children arrive and put their belongings into their cubbies and choose one of the morning activities that are available to them.

9:30-9:45 Morning Meeting
The children gather on the morning carpet to discuss plans for the day, talk about the weather, sing songs, and listen to stories.

9:45-10:50 Free Choice
Children can choose activities such as games, puzzles, writing center, texture table, housekeeping, trucks, dolls, and other fun choices available to them with which to play.

10:50-11:00 Clean Up Time
We work really hard to make sure all the children are involved in helping clean up our classroom.

11:00-11:15 Snack and Story Time

11:15-11:45 Recess and Quiet Work Time
Every day we will attempt to go to recess. If it is raining hard we will go out to the undercover play area. Quiet time will consist of working in our journals, working on a quiet project together, small group literacy, pre-math or science activities.

11:45-Noon Wrap Up
The children will wrap up their day at Preschool with a story or song and a recap of their day. The children will be dismissed individually as their parents arrive.

5 Day Class Schedule

Times are approximate and will vary according to the needs of the children and/or the current theme.

9:00-9:20 Morning Arrival Activities
The children arrive and put their belongings into their cubbies, return a book and check out another, and review the morning question.

9:20-9:40 Morning Meeting
Attendance, calendar, story and Star Student jobs with the assistant. This is the time when Ms. Kerry explains the plan for the day and the projects the class will be working on. This is also a great time for the class to do their morning stretch and get ready for a great day!

9:40-10:45 Activity Time
Children are able to choose self-directed activities (writing center, math corner, creation station and reading tree to bins of cars, blocks and all kind of fun games). During this time the children will also to be called over to work at the red table on theme related projects.

10:45-11:15 Clean Up/Quiet Reading
After cleaning time is over, the class gathers to sing songs and recite poems. (We use our overhead projector so that the children can follow along with me.) We also read big books together at this time and focus on the Concepts of Prints.

11:15-11:30 Snack Time
The children have a chance to recharge their energy.

11:30-11:50 Recess/Small Groups
At this time the class breaks up into small groups. Each group has 15 minutes to spend outside playing in our great outdoor area and the other 15 minutes is spent working inside with Ms. Kerry (math buckets, journals, memory book quotes, news of the day or other activities related to our theme).

11:50-Noon Goodbye Time/Show and Tell 
The class ends their day by discussing the morning’s events, listen to stories and say goodbye to friends.