Due to popular demand, God’s Garden will be offering full-day preschool this fall!  Beginning August 8th, 2022, our new Full-day Preschool hours are from 8:45am to 2:45pm, with an option for extended care before school from 7:45am to 8:45am and after school from 2:45pm until 5:45pm.

Our full-day Preschool classroom is designed for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds.  Mixed age preschools provide more flexibility for preschoolers and their particular stage of learning. Not all 3-year-olds are in the same place developmentally or academically.  The same is true for 4- and 5-year-olds.  Levels of readiness also vary widely. Mixed classrooms offer a more varied approach, as the teacher can differentiate learning to meet the needs of each child.  Furthermore, each child can be taught or grouped for play with other children at his or her level, regardless of age. Having your child in a mixed-age group classroom gives them the opportunity to master needed skills and concepts before moving on to additional levels.

There are additional benefits as well.  Older children have the opportunity to be role models to others, and younger children get to see that their friends have mastered what they are working on, which can grant them confidence. Just as it is important for adults to spend time with people in other stages of life, children often learn and thrive around children of different ages. In fact, research has shown the mixed age classrooms produce long-term positive results for children.  Children of mixed age classrooms tend to have higher levels of social emotional regulation and self-confidence than children in same-age classrooms.

 

Sample Schedule

08:45AM — Drop Off/Morning Table Activities

09:00AM — Morning Circle Time

09:30AM — Small Group Time (Art, Math, or Science)

10:00AM — Snack Time

10:30AM — Outdoor Play

11:00AM — Work Time (Free Choice Play)

11:45AM — Lunch

12:15PM — Quiet Time/Nap Time (if needed)

1:30PM   — Outdoor Play

2:00PM   — Small Group Time (Art, Math, or Science)

2:30PM   — Goodbye Circle Time (End of Day Routine)

2:45PM   — Pick up