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Program

Our curriculum includes:

Imaginative Play
Kitchen/grocery store
"House" and Dress up Clothes
Dollhouse
Trains and cars
Child-invented games and stories

Art
Painting
Crayons, colored pencils, chalk, markers and stencils
Play dough
Stamps and ink pads
Collages (scissors and glue)

Painting

Music
Songs
Instruments
Recorded music: Children's Artists, World Beat, Folk, and Lullabies

Math
Blocks
Sorting activities
Sequencing activities
Pattern activities
Parquet board
Measuring tools
Numbers introduction
Counting games

Science
Cooking
Gardening
Rock and shell collection
Animal figures
Nature table
Bugs
Weather observations
Science books
Water play
Sand box
Mud pies
Hands on exploration and experiments

Storytelling and Literacy
Books
Making our own books
Journals
Chalkboards
Introduction to letters

Reading

Gross Motor Skills
Yoga
Tumbling
Balance beam
Climbing structure
Bikes: push and pedal
Balls and hoops
Twister rope swing
Dance
Neighborhood walks
Exercise games
Lots of room and time to run!

Train

Fine Motor Skills
Lace shoes, snaps, buttons
Puzzles
Drawing
Pre-writing
Finger plays
Fine motor exercises (e.g., chopsticks, tweezers, etc.)

A Typical Day
at Bloomers

8:00-10 a.m. FREE CHOICE ACTIVITIES
Children arrive and play with toys, blocks, and imaginary play. Stories may be looked at individually or read aloud by teacher.

9:00 a.m. SMALL GROUP TIME
Children may participate in a project planned by the teacher according to the skill level of the group. Activities vary. They are primarily art centered, but may involve small and large motor skills, cooking, and science concepts.

10:00 a.m. SNACK
Morning snack (provided by Bloomers).

10:30-11:00 a.m. CIRCLE TIME
Everyone gathers together. Days of the week, months of the year, counting and word wall are presented; songs, stories and finger plays are shared. The theme for the week and upcoming activities are discussed.

11:00-12:00 p.m. OUTSIDE PLAY
Children play out in the yard.

Outside play

12:00 p.m. LUNCH
Children prepare for lunch; they wash hands, etc. Children bring their lunch from home.

1:00 p.m. STORY TIME
We have a quiet story time before nap.

1:30-3:00 p.m. NAP TIME
Children do not have to sleep if they do not want to, but all children must lie quietly on their cots. That way their bodies get the rest they need and they are not a distraction to the other children who require sleep.

3:00- 3:30 WAKE UP
Cots are put away; diapers changed. Children practice putting on socks and shoes, folding blankets.

4 p.m. SNACK TIME
Children eat the snack provided.

3:30-5:30 p.m. FREE CHOICE ACTIVITIES
Children have activities indoors, or outdoors until they are picked up.

5:30 p.m.The group cleans up toys, and has quiet "wind-down" activities in preparation for going home (songs, stories, finger plays, etc.).

6:00 p.m. Bloomers closes.