Our Day in Pre-K
What is our day like in Pre-K?
|Circle Time / Large Group|
Our Circle Time (or Large Group) is like a class meeting and consists of music,
|Center Time is child-led, not teacher-directed. We have free choice centers. Children choose the centers they want to work in, and decide when they want to move to another center. I do not limit the number of children in each center, and I do not have signs showing how many children can go to a center. Children learn to regulate the centers themselves through problem-solving. Many of the materials are open-ended, and children are allowed to use them creatively and decide how to use materials. Art in the art center is open-ended, with no instructions from the teacher.|
|Small Group Time is seperate from Center Time, so that children are not interrupted in their work at centers.|
We have one “Leader” each day who leads the line, holds the door, helps at the table, and assists the teacher in other ways as needed. We also have cleaning supplies available on a low shelf for the children to use anytime they need it.