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Typical Day

Typical Day
•    Morning Greeting - greeting the children and parent as they arrive, fostering a strong partnership with families; supporting child’s separation and relationship with teachers
•    Daily Routine - putting away their things, washing hands, finding their name and joining peers
•    Group Meeting - listening to the teacher, taking attendance, sharing stories, singing songs, discussing our work for the day
•    Daily Choices - choosing teacher-planned, inquiry and play-based activities within the learning/interest centers
•    Snack time – healthy options encouraged and sent in for children by families
•    Outdoor Play - on our preschool-specific playground
•    Music & Movement-combines music with movement through singing, dancing 
•    Catechesis of the Good Shephard - utilizes Montessori teaching principles to help children develop an informed and genuine relationship with God; takes place in our Atrium
•    Prayer and Catholic teaching– incorporated into everyday activities with hands on activities, visits from priests, visits to church, prayers before meals, and at the beginning and end of day
•    Special Guests/Visitors - Santa, Sylvania Firefighters, Librarian, Monsignor Billian, Community Helpers

Learning/Interest Center Highlights -
Centers are developmentally appropriate to each age group 
•    Dramatic Play Space
•    Curiosity Corner (Science)
•    Writing Center
•    Math Center
•    Block Center
•    Fine Motor Space/Finger Gym
•    Large Group Space
•    Prayer Table
•    Cozy Corner/Calming Space
•    Process Art
•    Sensory Table

Engagement Outside the Classroom -
We believe that curriculum is enhanced through activities that involve our families, school, and parish community. 
•    Planned Family Fieldtrips
•    Visit Saint Joseph Church
•    Color Run 
•    Saint Joseph Parish School PTO Events
•    Santa Saturday
•    Preschool Art Show for family & friends
•    End of Year Family Celebration
•    Preschool Visitation before your child begins preschool
•    Elementary School collaboration- Buddy Class visits, visits to the kindergarten classrooms, meet and greet with the kindergarten teachers
•    Catechesis of the Good Shephard – a Montessori-based environment where children have an opportunity to learn about Mass and the Sacraments

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