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The Community Preschool at SOU

 

The Community Preschool at SOU is in session Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Families receive a school-year calendar and a monthly calendar and newsletter to keep you updated. Children are encouraged to participate in the lunch time.

The daily plan incorporates a variety of components, which involve whole group, small groups, or individual participation. We design the day to be a balance between structured activities and free choice. During the day, you might find a variety of activities, including:

  • Open ended art activities (painting, drawing, cutting, gluing, playing with various clays and dough)
  • Exploring water or other substances at the sensory tables
  • Dress up and role play in one of the dramatic play areas
  • Block building and construction
  • Creative play with dolls, toy animals, etc.
  • Cooking (cutting, spreading, mixing, health and nutrition)
  • Music with SOU professors as well as musicians hired from the community
  • Outdoor play
  • Storytime
  • Gardening in the Community Garden bed

After Kinder Enrichment from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.  The afternoon program provides an opportunity for extended play and enrichment activities. The schedule includes lunch (from home), rest time indoors, outdoor play and exploration.  There will be an activity, snack, and small group time.

Bunch Time

Children gather to share ideas, plan activities, and learn about the day's choices. During this time, children also engage in language and literacy activities (stories, poems, finger play, songs, drama and dance movement). During bunch time, a sense of community and cohesiveness is fostered.