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Program Information

Our experienced teachers have designed an imaginative and developmentally appropriate program that includes:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Language Arts (story-telling, alphabet, writing)
  • Pre-Math (numbers, counting)
  • Social Skills
  • Cooking
  • Dramatic Play
  • Science
  • Field Trips

For a sample of our circle time songs, check out our music teacher’s sample CD

Facilities

The Preschool enjoys exceptional facilities:

  • A spacious, bright, fully-appointed classroom, with large windows, bright natural light, and a beautiful natural view. The classroom is divided into carefully designed activity areas: blocks, dramatic play, story telling and puzzles, art and science. Small group instruction takes place in activity areas, and children are encouraged to circulate freely among the areas during supervised free time.
  • A large sandbox and play-yard, fully equipped with climbing structure, slide, playhouse, water play fountain, monkey bar, tricycles and outdoor toys.
  • A vegetable and flower garden, planted and tended by the children
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Access to fellowship hall for indoor activities such as music, dance and Spanish class

Food

We provide nutritious morning and afternoon snacks. Parents provide lunch. We teach the children about compostable, recyclable and landfill waste.

Sample Schedule

An example of a day at Skyline:

7:00 – 9:45 AM         Free Play and option to do art projects

9:30 AM       All Students Arrive

9:45  AM       Clean Up Classroom

10:00 AM       Circle Time

10:20 AM       Snack Time

10:40 AM       Outside Play

Noon PM       Lunch Time

12:45 PM       Outside Play

1:20 PM       Story Time

1:45 PM       Rest Time

2:45 PM       Wake Up, Snack Time, Inside Play

4:00 PM       Pick up for Standard Day

4:31 – 6:00 PM    After Care Outside Play

5:00 PM       After Care Snack

Spanish at 9:30 AM – one day weekly

Dance at 9:45 AM – one day weekly

Music at 9:30 AM – one day weekly

Discipline

For an infraction of a classroom or playground rule (i.e. running in the classroom, throwing toys, throwing sand, pushing or hitting etc.), a child will be given a series of reminders along with the reasons we have such rules. Whenever possible we will re-direct a child’s behavior toward a more productive and positive activity. If a child refuses to cooperate or is causing harm to his/her self or others we may use a time-out as an opportunity to cool off and/or break a negative pattern.

When a disagreement arises between children, we try to include the children involved in finding solutions. In the beginning we will model appropriate language and possible solutions in order to teach these skills.

If there is a pattern of misbehavior that isn’t improving we will ask for a parent/teacher conference to discuss how we may work together to work out a plan and discover how best to meet the child’s needs. If we cannot meet the child’s needs, we will ask you to remove him or her from our program.

Parents may be called to remove their child from school for the day if their child is causing physical danger to themselves or other children.  Possible reasons for removal include biting and throwing toys or furniture at other children and staff.

Parent Participation

Parent participation is expected on Parent Work Days, The Spring Fling (our annual fundraiser) as well as during field trips.

Visitors

Prospective parents are welcome to visit. Please call ahead to arrange a tour, (510) 530-0884.