Share and Care Preschool

At Share and Care, we believe each child is a gift. Your child will feel safe and loved in a Christian atmosphere that's developmentally appropriate and designed to develop the whole child.

5 Day Program

5 Day Program

Our 5 day friends meet with our MWF class on those days and as a small group on TTh.

9:00-9:15

Friends arrive at our preschool center.  Coats and backpacks are placed in the appropriate areas and hands are washed before entering our preschool classrooms.  Parents and caregivers help our children “check-in” using our envelope system and teachers greet families and friends at the classroom door.  Our friends head to our tables to work on “table work” until everyone arrives.

Our envelope check in system works on memorizing each child’s individual information.  At the beginning of the school year it is saying and spelling their first and last name.  We will then move on to work on phone numbers, birthdates and addresses.

Our 5 day friends have an arrival activity and then work on puzzles and look at books until everyone arrives.

9:15-9:45

Once our friends have completed their arrival task, we recite the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  We then talk about our calendar, weather, country and artist of the month, sing some songs and read a book.

The musical activities that we incorporate throughout our day are a great way to use our gross motor skills and some of energy.  It also encourages us to learn words to songs, think about the concepts of fast/slow, loud/soft.  Rhythm activities can also encourage the counting of beats and one-to-one correspondence which are great pre-math skills.

Standing for our Pledge teaches us pride for our country and our community.  It helps us learn new vocabulary and provides the Star of the Day an opportunity to stand in front of his or her peers which encourages confidence.

Our calendar activities allow us the opportunity to discuss the months of the year and the days of the week.  It encourages us to talk about patterns and cycles and seasons.  We introuduce Spanish and Sign Language during this time and will often work on patterning as well.  Discussion of our daily weather and the nature we witness in each season are great opportunities for many, many scientific conversations.

Our Story of the Day relates to our theme.  Listening to books being read aloud is an opportunity to use our imaginations, learn that print has meaning, work on sequencing events, and think about things outside of our everyday environment.  We are also learning to sit in our own spaces quietly and listen to a teacher which is a very important pre-Kindergarten skill. 

9:45-10:00

Our friends use the bathrooms, wash hands, pray and enjoy a snack with one another.

We also use this time to work on walking in lines, proper hand washing and using good table manners.

10:00-10:05

After friends finish their snack, they take care of their garbage and wash hands before enjoying some quiet time.

10:15-11:15

Our friends have the opportunity to explore our centers.

Our center time is established to encourage learning within our weekly theme.  Please check out our Facebook page to see what we’ve been up to during these times.  From craft projects (some teacher-directed to encourage following directions and some child-directed to encourage creativity and exploration) to academic skill practice (alphabet matching games, number recognition games, time on our iPad) to science experiments to cooking activities to gross motor and fine motor skill development (throwing balls, balancing, lacing beads, holding a pencil)…we cover the development of the ENTIRE preschooler, in a fun, hands-on way.

When the weather allows, we work on our gross motor development outdoors.  During inclimate months we use our designated “activity” room for those activities.

11:15-11:30

We gather together to review our day and sing our good-bye song before being dismissed to our parents and caregivers.