Preschool – 3 & 4 yrs

Our preschool room, called the Cardinals, serves children three & four years of age. We offer both a full day and half day program (8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) with flexible hours and rates to accommodate families with varied schedules. Our program covers all areas of a child’s development including social-emotional, language, cognitive and physical development. We have a weekly theme schedule with monthly visitors to enhance our themes. All of our activities are based upon our curriculum and our Cardinals Goals and Objectives. We provide all the food your child will need throughout the day including breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. A schedule is provided below that outlines our meal times as well as our academic/learning times.

Classroom Goals:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with teachers and peers
  • Participates in large and small group activities
  • Cares for personal needs and belongings
  • Learns recognition of letters and numbers 1 to 31
  • Learns to hold pencil correctly and beginning writing skills
  • Learns shapes, colors and sizes
  • Uses five senses to make observations
  • Examines different cultures and customs
  • Learns and follows classroom rules and the importance of sharing
  • Learns about weather, seasons and the environment
  • Expresses themselves through art and music everyday

Schedule:

7:00-9:00              Arrival/Free Play

9:00-9:20              Clean Up/Morning Snack

9:20-9:45              Circle Time/Music

9:45-10:15            Art/Fine Motor

10:15-10:30          Bathroom Time

10:30-11:10          Gross Motor Play/Handwashing

11:10-11:40           Learning Centers

11:40-11:50           Story/Music

11:50-12:30           Lunch/Bathroom time

12:30-2:30             Nap

2:30-3:05               Bathroom/Afternoon Snack

3:05-3:20               Afternoon Circle

3:20-3:50               Math/Science/Social Studies

3:50-4:00               Bathroom Time

4:00-4:40               Gross Motor Play/Handwashing

4:40-5:00               Table Toys

5:00-6:00               Free Play/Departure

Teachers:

Sarah StarkeyMiss Sarah has a bachelors degree from Bowling Green State University in Early Childhood Education. While attending college she worked summers at a local childcare center. Sarah has been at Joyland since June 2013.

Emily Terry-Adams - Miss Emily has a bachelors of Arts degree from Ohio State. She also has 4 years prior teaching experience in a child care setting with both the toddler and preschool age groups, as well as nanny experience. Miss Emily has been at Joyland since June 2014.