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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM 

(AGES 2 - 5 YEARS)

Goals & Objectives

 

Social and Emotional Development

·         Child will develop strong listening and verbal skills

·         Expressing thoughts and feelings

·         Building self-confidence and independence

·         Prosocial behavior

·         Discipline and self-control

Physical Development

·         Gross motor and fine motor skills

Locomotor skills, eye-hand coordination, balance

Cognitive Development

·         Learning and problem-solving skills

·         Logical thinking

·         Symbolic thinking

Kindergarten and School Readiness

·         Reading and writing skills

·         Fine motor skills through arts and crafts and puzzles

·         Science, Technology and Nature

·         Develop an awareness and appreciation of nature

Preschool
Programs

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Here is what a typical day  for preschoolers at TikiLand looks like

8:00 am

Child Arrival and Greeting

Supervised Free Play & Table top toys

Reading

Playing with Trains, Blocks, Puzzles

Sensory play

Socialization & Emotional Development 

  • Learning how to adapt to new situations 

  • Sharing, taking turns, communicating desires or needs, asking questions,

  • Learning good manners and developing caring attitudes

  • Making friends and getting along with others

  • Playing and working cooperatively

 

8:30 am

Playground

Exercise

Running

Climbing Play Structures

Physical Development

  • Gross & Fine motor skills through active play

  • Navigation & Balance

 

8:40 am

Putting Toys Away

Emotional Development

  • Following classroom routines and self-direction

 

9:00 am

Bathroom & Potty Training

Washing Hands

Emotional Development

  • Grooming and health skills

 

9:15 am 

Morning Snack

Putting away dirty plates & cleanup 

Self Help & Intrapersonal Skills

Eating skills (using utensils, napkins, setting table etc.)

 

9:30 am

Circle Time

Large Group activity to focus on:

Songs & Stories

Numbers

Letters

Social & Interpersonal Skills

  • Getting along with other children and adults

  • Playing and working cooperatively

  • Listening skills

 

10:00 am

Small group teacher directed computer learning 

 Or

Group lessons 

Academic Development

  • Discovery learning

  • Problem solving skills

  • Enriched subject matter

  • Special and logical skills

  • Long memory and manual dexterity

Spatial and logical skills

 

10:30 am

Playground Activities

Gymnastics

Physical Education & Development

  • Motor skills

  • Social development

  • Sensory awareness

 

10:30 am

Free play

Outdoor exercise

Physical & Emotional Development

  • Gross and fine motor skills

 

11:00 am

Group Activities:

Language

Math

Social Studies

Science

Academic and Social Development

  • Using science to observe and measure

  •  communicating ideas, framing sentences, learning complex vocabulary

  •  learning about important parts of history

  • recognizing patterns, number recognition, systematic thinking

 

11:30 am

Bathroom/ Potty training

Hands Washed

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

12:30 pm

Clean up/ Prepare for Nap

1:00 pm

Nap Time

Non nappers: 

Quiet Time

Coloring/Stories/Independent project

Independence through Quiet time

  • Doing things for themselves

  • Learning self-direction

  • Respect for others

 

1:30 pm

Quiet Activities Continued

 

2:00 pm

Computer Learning Program:

Math

Letters

Numbers

Language

Art 

Academic Development

  • Independence 

  • Problem solving skills

  • Enriched subject matter

  • Special and logical skills

  • Long memory and manual dexterity

  • Spatial and logical skills

 

2: 30 pm

Quiet time Continued

Non nappers:

Coloring/ Stories/ Independent Project

3:00 pm

Waking up

Bathroom 

Put Cots Away

Hands Washed

 

3:15 pm

Snack

Wellness & Healthy Living

  • Good nutritional practices

 

3:30 pm

Playground 

Physical Education

Gymnastics

Supervised Free Play

Physical development

  • Locomotor skills, balance and movement, kicking and catching skills, eye-hand coordination

 

4:00 pm

Arts & Crafts:

Coloring

Story time/ Dramatic Play

  • Art as a form of self-expression

  • Difference colors

  • Surface textures

 

4:30 pm

Early Learning Computer System:

Letters

Numbers

language

 

5:00 pm

Music

Free Play 

End of day departure