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Classes and Curriculum

Our curriculum supports our philosophy which is based on the premise that play is central to learning in preschool children. This can be seen in the classroom in many forms.   For example, children develop fine motor skills and creativity through artistic activities while mathematical concepts and physical properties can be examined in block building, sand play, and cooking. Children are introduced to hands-on (an often messy) science experiments, learning principles of chemistry or biology in the process.  Exploration, creative play, and social skills are acquired through unstructured play time, and children participate in daily circle time where reading, music, and drama are the focus.

  • Free Choice - Various play stations for children to play in and choose from
  • Creative Art Activities - Offered every day during free choice play time
  • Music - Offered during circle time, usually singing a song, occasionally playing instruments
  • Problem Solving - Science activities are planned with general weekly themes (magnets, puzzles, nature, experiments with clay, sand, play-dough)
  • Gross Motor - Outside play at the facility or at the Community Children's Park (bikes, balance beam, slide, balls, and box outside and parachute, hula hoops, creative dance & movement inside)
  • Quiet/Solitary Opportunities - Book area and a writing area available
  • Story Time - Every day we read one or more books
  • Language Development - Writing area, typewriter, dramatic play area, socializing throughout the day with other children
  • Social Development - Children learn social skills throughout the day
  • Emotional Development - Support, guidance, and love from everyone in the school
  • Practical Life - An area to develop fine and gross motor skills, concentration, and coordination
    
 

Little Feet offers two classes, a Tuesday/Thursday (TTH) class and a Monday, Wednesday, Friday (MWF) class.  Both classes provide a safe, stimulating and supportive environment that fosters the development of creativity, socialization, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

 
Tuesday/Thursday (TTH) Class

This is a great class for children's first preschool experience and will help them enjoy the classroom setting and their first time away from home. 


Days: Tuesday and Thursday 
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Teacher: Michele Sibley
Ages:  3, 4 and 5 years olds
Size: 16 children 

TTH Typical Schedule

8:00- 8:30 

Outside Play

8:30 - 8:50  

Circle Time 

8:50 - 10:40 

Free play time including sensory table, play dough, painting, etc.

Art/craft/baking project of the day

10:40-11:30

Snack and story 

11:30 - 12:00 

Outside Play

 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday (MWF) Class

The MWF class provides more focus on individual topics and is intended for children who are more comfortable in a classroom setting. 

 

Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 
Time: 8 am – 12 pm
Teacher: Karen Gass
Ages: 3, 4 and 5 years old
Size: 16 children 

            MWF Typical Schedule 

8:00-8:30  

Outside Play

8:30-8:45   

1st Circle Time

 

8:45-10:30 

Free Play-includes the art project of the day and any other special activities

10:30-10:45

2nd Circle Time

 

10:45-11:15 

Enrichment Time

Monday- Science Activity

Wednesday- Writing or Math Project

Friday- Animal Discovery Chart

11:15-11:30

Snack Time

11:30-12:00

Outside Play

 

Both classes participate in various field trips and social events throughout the year.  Examples of these events can include visits to a Pumpkin patch and farm, Fish Hatchery, Fire Department, Bonneville Dam, and a local hike.  Visitors often include musicians, Wildlife clinic animals, Family Dentist and puppeteers.  Children also enjoy social events such as pajama day, show and tell, and Halloween dress up.


    
  

Each month the classes also enjoy a new and exciting theme. Activities, classroom environment, songs, stories and visitors support the monthly theme.  Monthly themes are:

  • all about me
  • fall and farm animals
  • our community
  • our family
  • winter wonderland
  • transportation
  • health and fitness
  • ocean life
  • bugs and reptiles
  • gardens
  • safari days
Parent talents are encouraged and welcomed into the classroom, enriching the children’s experiences both educationally and socially.
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