Big Kids (Ages 4 and 5)
As a community of learners, our preschoolers have a variety of opportunities to explore their environment both indoors and outside.
The materials in the classroom offer children the chance to engage in learning possibilities through the use of block building, painting and drawing, stories, social studies, science experiments and neighborhood community walks.
Children are encouraged to pursue their interests and investigations with the support of their teachers. Through observation and documentation, the teachers recognize the child’s strengths, relationships with others and interests as a foundation from which to extend learning. The ideas and interests of children are transformed into the daily curriculum in a meaningful way.
Purple Circle offers families the following Monday through Friday programs, year round, providing four options parents can choose from to meet their unique needs:
- 8:30am – 1:50pm
- 8:30am – 4:00pm
- 8:30am – 6:00pm
- 2:10pm – 6:00pm
There is also an early morning drop-off option available each day at 8:00am.
A predictable routine helps children develop a sense of competence and involvement in their world. For preschoolers, our schedule varies according to season and children’s and teachers’ needs. Below is a general schedule of daily events.
8:30am – 9am
9am – 10am
Free Play, Morning Group Meeting, Circle Time, Music or Story Sharing, Snack
10am – 11am
11am – 12pm
12pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 2pm
Wake Up, Snack
1:50pm – 2:10pm
Dismissal and Arrival
2pm – 3pm
Afternoon Group Meeting, Circle Time, Music or Story Sharing, Free Play
4pm-6pm “Late Day”
Snack, Free Play, Story Sharing