Running Rhinos - Preschoolers (approx. 30-42 months)

Preschoolers in this group continue to learn important skills through play with a purpose, child-directed and teacher-supported.  They learn to play socially in a whole new way, creating complex and imaginative schemes with cooperation and shared goals, fostering language development and problem-solving skills while allowing them to rehearse and practice important cultural and social customs.  Most of the children in this group are fully or partially potty-trained, and much more independent in many of their self-help skills.  Finally, these children begin to focus more on early literacy skills, with a weekly “letter of the week” introduced and reinforced each day. 

Rhinos generally follow this schedule:

7:00-9:00 – Drop-off, free play, and table activities

9:00-9:30 – Morning snack

9:30-10:00 – Morning circle time

10:00-11:00 – Gross motor outdoors (weather permitting) or in atrium

11:00-11:45 – Theme circle time and themed table activities

11:45-12:15 – Lunch

12:15-12:45 – Quiet books and potty

12:45-2:45 – Nap and quiet books

3:00-3:30 – Afternoon snack

3:30-6:00 – Free play outdoors (weather permitting), table activities, and pick-ups

The Rhinos class generally has 14-18 children and 3 teachers.


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