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Our Program and Schedule 

Here at Blossoming Friends Preschool we follow the child's lead and guide them through their own learning and experiences as we facilitate learning naturally through play, our schedule is subject to change.

 

Blossoming Friends Preschool Daily Rhythm

 

Drop offs and breakfast

Free play/Free choice

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Circle Time

Job time

Small group, Social emotional corner, Friendship Friday

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Morning snack

Letter/color activity

Outside play, free play

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Lunch time

Storytime, quiet play, work time

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 Naptime, rest time

Snack

creative minds, quiet play

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small groups, story time

Outside play/free choice

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Goodbye songs/pack up

Free choice/ pick up

Children need routine, but also need to learn to go with the flow of things with a healthy balance. With a daily rhythm, it allows us to follow the children’s lead, but also with a sense of structure.

Having built in “pausing points” (***) helps us re-center and continue with our day.           

Blossoming Friends infant and Toddler Daily Rhythm

Feedings

Diaper change/check

Gross motor development (tummy time, muscle exercises, music and movement)

Storytime, puppet shows, fingerplays, baby signs.

Age-appropriate play

nap

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We always follow the child’s individual needs and cues, this is just a tentative outline of what the daily rhythm looks like. The most important support at this stage of development is talking, reading, fine and gross motor skills and the secure base and trust that we provide for our little friends to gain here at Blossoming Friends.

Our Schedule

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Our Programs

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Blossoming Friends Program provides an enriched learning environment. Our preschool, toddler and TK  program is individually based on the needs and skills of each child. We use Naeyc standards as well as California preschool Foundation state standards to implement a strong curriculum that gets your child ready for kindergarten and beyond. Each month we will have different themes that will reflect developmentally appropriate expectations and activities for each child. Your child will keep his or her mind busy and build not only skills, but their own character, and many friendships while they are in my care.

All our friends will focus on Social-emotional skills, and learn through play. In our classroom, we will support the learning and development of the children.

Young children need opportunities to do the following in order to build a strong foundation for future learning:

  • Look, listen, and respond to their environment.

  • Enthusiastically explore their world.

  • Actively participate in daily routines and novel experiences.

  • Reach developmental milestones on their own accord. 

  • Acquire and develop social-emotional skills in a nurturing environment.

 Our toddler Curriculum (Under age 2)

      

Schedule and curriculum based on the needs and milestones of each child. 

  Our  Preschool Curriculum 

  • provide a safe, engaging, and nurturing environment for the child

  • promote trust in themselves and their world

  • develop confidence in their emerging abilities

  • develop gross motor coordination, fine motor skills, and language skills

  • offer opportunities to gain independence in daily tasks

  • foster the growth of functional independence, task persistence and self-regulation

  • promote social development through respectful, clear communication and safe, natural consequences

  • contain a large variety of materials for the refinement of sensory perception and the development of literacy and mathematical understanding

  • offer opportunities for imaginative exploration leading to confident, creative self-expression

                  TK- Curriculum

Through the TK year, we work on many different projects and explore new concepts. By the end of the TK year, before Kindergarten, these are the skills we hope to impart to the children in Pre-K. These goals are approached in an individualized manner and we carefully observe the levels of each child’s development, presenting them with increasingly challenging tasks as they appear ready to accomplish them.

Language  Skills

  • Letter recognition

  • Letter sounds

  • Phonetic  3 letter words

  • Building proper sentences

  • Sequencing— building a story

  • Reading is built up upon writing

  • Projects extend over a period of several days (example, making a book)

  • Reading comprehension (reading stories and then asking questions afterward about the story)

    • The goal is to answer in full and complete sentences

    • Listening skills

Cognitive Skills

  • Recognizing numerals

  • One to one correspondence

  • Understanding the decimal system

  • Simple operations (addition, subtraction, early multiplication and division concepts)

  • Recognizing shapes

  • Problem solving

  • Following 2 to 3 step directions

  • Attention span (creating projects that engage a child in the same activity for a longer period of time, such as weaving)

  • Scientific exploration

  • Experimentations

  • Life cycles

Creativity Skills

  • Exploration of art materials

  • Art projects with a final goal in mind

  • Expressing creativity through free art projects

 Physical Development

  • Buttons/zippers

  • Learning to tie shoes

  • Balance

Social Emotional Development

  • Able to ask for help when needed

  • Packing or choosing food items from lunch box independently

  • Problem solving and conflict resolution with friends more independently

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