What Will Children Learn at ISPS?

This is a sample of activities that would take place in the pre-k classroom at Imagination Station Preschool. Every day we will explore literacy, early math concepts, social-emotional development, science, and social studies through such methods as creative arts, reading, writing, technology, music and movement,  etc.

Sample Schedule of Activities

Half-day and Full-day Schedule

Time Activities/Learning
8:30-9:30am Arrival to school, free play, learning centers open
9:30am-9:45am Clean up, bathroom break, washing hands/transition time
9:45-10:00am Morning snack time
10:00-10:20 Classroom meeting: Introduction to theme of the day, concepts of the day, story time, games, music and movement
10:20-10:45am Bathroom break, washing hands, transition to outside time
10:45am-11:45am Outdoor play (weather permitting), will have gross motor activities inside if weather does not permit outdoor play
11:45-12:00pm Bathroom break, washing hands, transition to lunch
12:00-12:30pm Lunch time/dismissal for half day program at 12:30pm
12:30-1:00pm Bathroom break, handwashing/quiet time: Reading or rest time
1:00-1:30pm Creative Arts/Science experiments
1:30-2:00pm Free play/investigation stations open
2:00-2:10pm Bathroom break, washing hands, transition
2:10-2:15pm Classroom meeting: review of daily content; story time
2:15-2:30pm Afternoon snack time
2:30pm Dismissal for full day program


A note to parents:

Investigation stations or learning centers will be open for the children to explore two times throughout the day. The stations will be closed during our class meeting time. This is done in order to help focus their attention in a group learning situation. Much of the learning in the classroom will be accomplished through the use of creative arts such as drawing, painting, singing, dancing, acting, etc. Art supplies will be available to children throughout the day, and they will always have a “creative arts” option during investigation station time. If there is a child that seems to be more focused on certain areas of the classroom, I will make every attempt to creatively suggest that the child investigate every station available to them. I will never force them to do something they do not enjoy or is not interested in as that is not beneficial to them and does not align with the goals of a play-based preschool curriculum. This sample schedule of activities is an estimation of what we may do throughout a day. The schedule is flexible and, and we may change it based on the group dynamic.