Welcome to 3 yr old Preschool and the Early Childhood Learning Center!
Hope you are doing well. Miss seeing you all! Below is the weekly letter discussing the Zoom meeting times and other important information.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, especially issues with Seesaw or Zoom. Have a great week and summer!
Past Weekly Letters
Mrs. Fox and Mrs. Lystiuk (Mrs. L) will be working together in the 3 year old MWF and TTH Preschool Programs. We also have an Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC), which is wrap around child care. Our classroom is is a fun filled atmosphere growing in knowledge together and making new friends!
Here is our daily routine for preschool:
- Arrival Routine (hand in folder, wash hands, ,sign in, and play with table toys)
- Large Group: Opening and jobs
- Bathroom, Wash Hands & Snack
- Independent Book Time
- Center Time
- Large Group: Closing
- Music & Movement or Outdoor Play
- Dismissal Routine
Center Time is a favorite and important part of the day. During Center Time, students get a chance to interact socially with one another while they are learning through their play and exploration of the materials provided in the classroom. Each day, the students get to play at centers where the children rotate to various learning activities.Centers. We have several centers available and we switch many of the materials in these centers weekly. The centers provided include: Blocks, Pretend Play, Writing, Books, Art, Sensory Table, Table Toys, Games, Puzzles, Science and the Lego Table.
Daily Lessons focus on identification of each alphabet letter and letter sounds. We also teach a variety of themes such as: Who We Are, Making Friends, Families, Transportation, Animals, and many more! We also teach math concepts such as sizes, patterns, counting, numeral recognition, number concepts and more. We also teach the children about appropriate classroom behavior, how to name and manage feelings and how to get along with others.
A favorite time of the day is Snack Time! Snacks and drinks are provided by the JFK Kitchen.
Outdoor Play is enjoyed by all the students and we are fortunate to have a great fenced in area to play.
Preschool is a very busy place full of growing, learning, fun and friends!\
Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC):
This program is a convenience for all the working parents/guardians who can drop off their children and are able to have them stay all day. This program is basically wrap around child care. Your child has to be 3 years old and potty trained. Your children are able to participate in preschool in the morning with a snack. Lunch is also served as well as a afternoon snack. Nap time is provided in the afternoon or enrichment activities for those who do not take naps. We are open from 7:00 am- 5:30pm.
Brenda went to the University of Northern Iowa and received her BA degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement.
She has over 20 years of teaching experience working with children. She has taught at Head Start as well as various child care centers. Brenda likes to read in her spare time. She also enjoys scrapbooking.