Preschool Info

The Learning Place, LLC Program Goal
The goal of this program is to provide children with fun, meaningful experiences that will teach them school readiness skills and group social skills. The creative, comprehensive curriculum encourages children to explore and learn age appropriate skills through hands-on experiences and guided play.

The Learning Place, LLC General Information

  • 2, 3 & 5 Day Programs Available
  • Programs for Children Ages 3-5
  • Focus on School Readiness and Social Skills
  • Age Requirement: For children age 3-5
    (MUST be 3 by September 1, 2014 and POTTY TRAINED)
  • Maximum Group Size: 16 children per day
  • Daily Ratio: 2 adults for 16 children
    (ALWAYS 2 adults present; usually 3 adults present)
  • Progressive Curriculum - with individualized instruction time for each child;
  • Focus: social skills and school readiness skills through hands-on learning
    (ex. practicing letters in finger paint, shaving cream, etc.)

The Learning Place, LLC Hours

Program Hours:

8:30am - 1:00pm Monday thru Friday

Drop Off Time:

8:30-9:00am

Pick Up Time:

12:30-1:00pm

 

 

Extended Day Hours:

8:30am - 3:30pm

The Learning Place, LLC Daily Schedule

    8:30-9:00

    Arrival - quiet play: table toys, play dough, puzzles
    The children are greeted as they arrive. After they hang up their coat and put their things in their cubby, children are encouraged to choose an activity. This time allows children to explore classroom materials and socialize with their peers before starting the day!

    9:00– 9:10

    Clean up
    Clean up is an important part of the day. Children and teachers work together to put away toys and materials. This helps build a sense of community and teaches children responsibility and respect. Children use the classroom labels to organize materials and practice math skills such as matching and one to one correspondence.

    9:10 - 9:25

    Morning Group - Read Story & Daily Community Helper Jobs
    The teacher leads a meeting with the whole group. The meeting usually includes reading a story aloud and reviewing what the daily activities will include. Children are called up to help with classroom jobs such as weather reports and taking attendance.

    9:25 – 9:30

    Prepare for outdoors
    Teachers help individual children and encourage peer modeling of self help skills. Teachers and children help each other button, zip, and prepare for outdoors. Teachers support children and guide them towards becoming more independent as the year goes on.

    9:30 – 10:10

    Outdoor play & Learning Centers in our "Outdoor Classroom"
    The Outdoor Classroom includes all of the traditional physical activities such as swings, slides, bikes and climbing equipment as well as learning center activities. Children have time to participate in nature based activities at our Math Beams, Puppet Theater, Science Exploration Center and Art/Creation Crate. Materials such as blocks and toy vehicles are also available on our play time platform. The curriculum and learning goals are extended into our outdoor environment to provide a comprehensive preschool program.

    10:10 – 10:20

    Wash hands & prepare for indoor activities
    Children wash their hands several times throughout the day. Teachers model hand washing and guide children through the steps to support proper hand washing habits.

    10:20 – 10:30

    Group time – Explain centers
    The teacher explains the expectations for the learning center tasks, introduces new materials and demonstrates specific techniques to explore with art and literacy tools.

    10:30 – 11:30

    Center time
    Children have the opportunity to visit learning centers in the classroom (art, math, science, literacy, blocks, sensory table, library, table toys, listening center, and puzzles/games). Some centers have specific expectations that were reviewed at Group Time while other centers allow for exploration, creativity and self expression. The teachers interact with small groups and individual children to provide support, encourage age appropriate social interactions, and support the development of school readiness skills.

    11:30 – 11:40

    Music/Movement
    Each classroom has a variety of music that encourages children to dance and sing. This activity time promotes music appreciation and reinforces math & literacy concepts.

    11:40 – 11:45

    Bathroom, Wash Up and prepare for lunch
    The teachers guide the children as needed to teach good personal hygiene and self help skills. Teachers encourage independence and praise children for their efforts to complete these routine tasks.

    11:45 – 12:15

    Lunch
    The children and teachers sit down together at lunch time. The teachers model appropriate manners and encourage appropriate mealtime conversations. Teachers talk about healthy eating habits and food varieties. Teachers use "teachable moments" to address nutrition curriculum goals as the topics present themselves.

    12:15 – 12:30

    Clean up & Prepare for outdoor time

    12:30-1:00

    Outdoor free play time & pick up time for preschool day students

The Learning Place, LLC Extended Day Program

    1:00 – 1:15

    Transition Inside & wash up

    1:15 – 1:45

    Quiet Table Activities
    The children can choose from a variety of table activities such as puzzles, board games, drawing, etc. Each child will have a choice of working on an independent project or participating in a small group activity/game.

    1:45 – 2:00

    Group Time
    The teacher will lead a group time that includes songs, stories and group games. Over the course of the week there will both child initiated and teacher directed games. Songs and games will be used to reinforce age appropriate social skills in a fun and exciting way!

    2:00 – 2:15

    Afternoon Snack
    Children will be encouraged to take a break and have small snack and drink. The teacher will sit with the children and encourage appropriate manners and positive social interactions.

    2:15 - 3:15

    Small Group Activities & Free Choice Center Time
    Each day the teacher will offer a small group activity. Some examples of activities include science experiments, simple cooking recipes, and exploration of new art materials. If the child chooses not to participate in the daily group activity, there will be a variety of "free choice" play activities (water table, blocks, table games, playdough, etc.)

    3:15 – 3:25

    Classroom Clean Up
    Clean up is an important part of the day. Children and teachers work together to put away toys and materials. This helps build a sense of community and teaches children responsibility and respect. Children use the classroom labels to organize materials and practice math skills such as matching and one to one correspondence.

    3:30

    Program ends

The Extended Day Program Ends at 3:30 PM

 

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The Learning Place, LLC 21 Terry Lane Chepachet, RI 02814-2160
401-567-9091
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The Learning Place in Glocester, RI offers preschool and kindergarten programs using hands-on learning
in science, math, language, literacy, art, music, and movement to promote children's
physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth and development.

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