What We Believe
At Cedar Cross Cooperative Preschool we believe the work of children is play. Play develops independence, creativity, positive self-image and social skills. We strive to provide an environment in which children can learn through age-appropriate activities.
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A Typical Day at Preschool
There are three main participants each class period and all three of them play an important part in our school. Here is an example of a Cedar Cross Preschool day and the responsibilities of each participant – our children, our parents and our teachers!
|Before School||All children should wash their hands before coming into class and hang their coats on coat rack if applicable.||Arrive 15 min. early to get snack prepared if assigned or to find out the set activities for the day.||Plan and set up activity centers.|
|Arrival Time||Greet teacher (Parents should help involve their child in an activity).||Greet children at their assigned areas or activities.||Greet children and parents. Collect necessary daily information from parents.|
|Activity Room||Engage in creative activities.||Supervise in assigned area.||Supervise classroom in general.|
|Clean Up/Circle Time/Snack Time||Clean up, sit at tables while eating snack and quiet activities while others finish snack. Sit and participate at circle time.||Help children put away materials and clean up. Sit at snack with children. Sit and participate at circle time – help redirect or remove children that finding it difficult to participate.||Supervise classroom in general.|
|Large Motor||Engage in indoor or outdoor large motor activities.||Plan and implement activities if assigned. Supervise all children during this time.||Set up planned activities for second room.|
|Dismissal||Clean-up materials.||Clean play area and put things in order for next class. Stay after class until all children have been picked up.||Help children get ready to go home. Say goodbye at classroom door and make sure that they are safely with a parent or approved adult.|