Pre-Primary Classroom

In this class, your child will learn the beginnings of Montessori lessons and work cycles, which include basic motor coordination, independence, and language development. Rather than a classroom, this is a nurturing social community where young children experience and learn to participate in a cooperative group. During their time in this class, we will gauge their interest and introduce the concept of using the potty, and help them develop other skills of independence that will prepare them to eventually transition to the older, Primary class.

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Our Daily Schedule

8:00-9:30Morning Arrival/Work Cycle: Children will put their belongings in their cubbies, wash their hands and then choose their first work.
9:30-9:45Circle Time: At circle time, we will greet each other, sing a few songs, say our morning affirmations and discuss our weekly circle time theme.
9:45-10:05Snack: Children eat a nutritious snack consisting of a fruit or vegetable, a grain, and a protein. Water or Milk is offered during each snack time. Teachers prepare students’ plates for snack time and sit with students to display good manners and healthy eating habits.
10:05-10:25Potty Time: Diapers are changed every 2 hours or more often as needed. Children who are potty training will be given frequent potty reminders.
10:30-11:30Outside: The whole class goes out to the playground for free play, and sometimes the students and teachers choose to play organized races and games. Several small groups are taken inside to allow those who use the bathroom to do so.
11:45-12:05Lunchtime: Due to COVID, children are not currently serving themselves but we hope to reintroduce this practice as it becomes safe to do so.
Students eat a nutritious meal catered by Lindsey’s Culinary Kitchen. Children’s plates are prepared by the teachers and are offered a variety of vegetarian proteins, fruits, and vegetables. Teachers eat with the students in order to model manners and good eating habits. Water or milk is offered at each meal.
12:15-2:30Naptime: Teachers pat the backs of children who are tired as they fall asleep. Children are not required to nap, but are encouraged to rest for at least 45 minutes. After that time, they are permitted to engage in quiet activities such as playdoh, reading, and art. As children wake up, they will use the restroom or receive diaper changes.
2:30-2:40Potty Time: Diapers are changed every 2 hours or more often as needed. Children who are potty training will be given frequent potty reminders.
2:45-3:05Snack: Children eat a nutritious snack consisting of a fruit or vegetable, a grain, and a protein. Water or Milk is offered during each snack time. Teachers prepare students’ plates for snack time and sit with students to display good manners and healthy eating habits.
3:00-3:30Library/Crafts/Music: As snack is finished, children will wash their hands and transition to the library. At this time, we will read stories, make crafts or make music. Children will then transition outside.
3:30-4:15Outside: The whole class goes out to the playground for free play, and sometimes the students and teachers choose to play organized races and games. Several small groups are taken inside to allow those who use the bathroom to do so.
4:15-4:30Potty Time: Diapers are changed every 2 hours or more often as needed. Children who are potty training will be given frequent potty reminders.
4:30-5:00Afternoon Work: Children will freely choose work, as some teachers work with children in small groups.
5:00-5:30Gym Time/Pickup: Children will transition to the gym for free gross motor play as they wait to be picked up.