Preschool Room 

About our Preschool Room

Howell Preschool RoomIn our Preschool Room, there is a strong focus on strengthening a child's independence skills. This is the unique age where children are toilet training, want to do everything themselves, and are becoming more group focused during play. They are learning to communicate their wants and needs to others in words versus tantrums and fits. Teachers encourage a child's self help skills by teaching them manners, how to dress themselves, how to brush their teeth, and how to communicate, along with many other things.

As well as teaching independence, Preschool is also very educationally focused. Their daily schedule is consistent each day, and includes activities such as free choice play, a circle time, and teacher led centers. The curriculum in this room is theme based, and includes such skills as the alphabet and some sounds that correlate, recognizing words and names, numbers, shapes, colors, counting, simple patterns, and sorting. Assessments are given by teachers to track growth and areas of focus, while portfolios are kept for each child's work. Teachers encourage children in all areas, and the growth is very apparent as they prepare for our Pre-Kindergarten Program.

Preschool in Howel,l Mi ClassroomPreschool Room Daily Schedule

7:00-9:30 Open Centers
9:00 Bathroom
9:30-9:45 Snack
9:45-10:00 Reading/Music/Fingerplays
10:00-10:20 Morning Circle Time
10:20-11:00 Teacher Led Centers
11:30 Bathroom
11:00-11:45 Outside/Gross Motor Activity
11:45-12:15 Lunch
12:15-12:30 Brush Teeth/Bathroom
12:30-3:00 Nap/Rest
3:00 Bathroom
3:00-3:30 Table Top Activities
3:30-3:45 Snack
3:34-4:00 Afternoon Circle
4:00-5:00 Outside/Gross Motor Activity
5:00 Bathrooms
5:00-6:00 Centers