Our children can arrive as early as 7:30 a.m., they are met outside at the preschool drop off by older students from SGM Middle School who will walk each child into school. Upon entering the gym, they are greeted by the teacher assistants and invited to interact with other preschoolers. At 8 a.m. the students are met by their classroom teacher and move to their classroom. We begin each day with Circle Time which includes a prayer, talking about the calendar, a discussion of the weather, and a quick review of the fun they will have that day. From here the children move into Table Time, teachers work in small groups, focusing on literacy, math, and science. After Table Time, students will have snack and an opportunity for free play in the centers. While in centers, the children continue learning through exploring their theme or inquiry question. After centers is a great time to head outdoors to play on the playground, while having fun with friends, the children are working on gross motor skills and enjoying the fresh air! Prior to dismissal, the students come together to discuss the day's work and look to tomorrow prior to reading a story and end their day with prayer. The children are dismissed at 11:00 a.m. to their parents. We also offer Lunch Bunch from 11a.m. - 1p.m. each day. During this time students continue to play and eat lunch.
The children visit Atrium for The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) each week. A Music and Movement class lead by Mrs. Emily Todt, Library Time with a librarian from the Kirkwood Library and an opportunity for Yoga are also incorporated throughout each month!