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A typical day in the classroom includes learning opportunities that are developmentally appropriate, hands-on, and engaging. With the Creative Curriculum as a foundation and assessment tool, our experienced PCDS classroom teachers design environments that are enticing, dynamic, nurturing, and rich with creative learning opportunities.

Students are active participants in their own learning and they are inspired to question, experiment, and negotiate through inviting centers that include a sensory table, easel and art, dramatic play, and math/science manipulatives that are designed to exercise both fine and gross motor skills.

Schedule

While daily schedules vary depending upon the scheduling of specialist sessions, a typical Early Childhood classroom schedule looks much like the following:

8:00-8:15 Arrival
8:25-8:45 Welcome Activities
8:45-8:55 Clean Up
8:55-9:10 Morning Meeting
9:10-9:30 Snack
9:30-10:00 Early Childhood Specialist
10:00-10:15 Restroom break and getting ready for recess
10:15-11:00 Recess
11:00-11:10 Reading Together
11:10-11:50 Centers
11:55-12:00 Clean up
12:00-12:25 Lunch
12:25-12:30 Closing meeting
12:30 Morning Dismissal
12:45-1:00 Quiet Activities
1:00-2:00 Rest
2:00-2:30 Clean up/snack
2:30-3:15 Recess/centers/afternoon specialist
3:15-3:30 Reading/closing meeting
3:30 Dismissal

EC Fast Facts

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  • PCDS Early Childhood By The Numbers

    • One Preschool classroom of 12 students and two teachers welcomes three year-olds turning four during the academic year. 
    • Preschool meets 8:15am-12:30pm for morning program 3-5 days a week; 8:15-3:30pm for full-day program 3-5 days a week. 
    • One Jr.Kindergarten classroom of 15 students and two teachers welcomes four year-olds turning five during the academic year.
    • Jr.Kindergarten meets 8:15am-12:30pm for morning program 5 days a week; 8:15-3:30pm for full-day program 5 days a week.
    • Extended-day care is availble until 5:30pm M-F
    • Flexible schedules allow for parents and teachers to determine the best enrollment schedule for each student individiually within the parameters of our program goals. 
  • PCDS Early Childhood students engage in:

     
    • A community of learners with older PCDS students through cross-age student buddy pairings and all-school assemblies.  
    • A rich learning & nurturing environment with high expectations.
    • A supportive classroom setting that can meet individual needs.
    • Specialist enrichment in areas such as Visual Arts, Music, Science and technology, Spanish, and Physical Education.
  • PCDS Early Childhood parents can expect:


    • A safe community in which each child is known and cared for.
    • A commitment to meeting each child's needs.
    • A committment to nuturing and preserving wonderment, creativity, and curiosity
    • Detailed narrative assessments and regular school/home communications.
    • Constructive partnership with the team of EC and specialist teachers.

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