The daily schedule at The Strawberry Patch Preschool was created with our children’s needs in mind: new engaging activities on a daily/weekly basis to stimulate the mind and body, provided within our structured daily routine so the kids always know what is expected of them during their time at school.
We are open
Our doors are unlocked and families arrive! The first hour of our day together is outdoor play time. When the weather is cold we offer the option to play indoors. Every Thursday we make individual sourdough loaves at 9am, which the kids get to take home (a favorite part of our week).
We provide healthy vegetarian snacks each morning! Often we have kid-made smoothies and homemade sourdough bread (we love to toast it and offer a variety of topping options).
circle & project
After a morning of choice time children are excited for our daily gathering around the circle! Circle time includes our weekly letter study, calendar, songs/dances, story, and show & share! On your child's show & share day each month they get to be our "helper" at circle...one of the kids favorite activities!
Project time is always different, and typically goes along with our weekly/monthly theme. We email out a newsletter each week so families know what our project will be every day!
Children are allowed to finish up project at their own pace, and then head out into the school for choice time. Children can explore the many options on our shelves that relate to our weekly theme, enjoy art activities, play in our play rooms, read stories or relax in our circle room, or have one on one time with a teacher!
Lunches are sent from home daily. During lunch we listen to a Sparkle Story and discuss the lesson in the story together.
Afternoon Art & Play
After finishing lunch kids enjoy more gross motor play in the backyard! On cold days they may choose to enjoy an indoor art opportunity. At 1:45 we will gather to share our favorite part of the day (or daily practice of gratitude). This will ease us into the next transition of getting ready to go home.