We offer both part time and full day options for preschoolers. See below for a representative timeline for a day in the life of a Peekadoodle preschooler. Our afternoon classes enjoy similar activities [including lunch] from 12:30-3:30/4:30.
8:45 am to 9:15 am: Arrival and Open Activity
We offer early drop off starting at 8:30 for morning Academy classes or 8:45 for Mini-Prep and Prep classes. This option allows the children to enjoy exclusive, supervised access to the playspace before class begins. When it is time to begin our preschool classes, students and teachers a assemble in their designated classrooms to sign in or check in for the day. Each day begins with a warm welcome and familiar faces as we greet our teachers and friends! Peekadoodle Academy offers curbside drop off between 8:30-8:40 for morning classes and 12:10-12:20 for afternoon classes.
9:15 am to 9:45 am: Circle Time
During circle time, we introduce the theme for the day or week and review the calendar. We discuss social issues that are occurring in our classroom and use role play to explore scenarios.
9:45 am to 9:55 am: Snack and Potty Time
Each day, we gather together at the table for a snack. Snacks are provided by Peekadoodle, and listed on the published monthly menus. Each snack is comprised of a fruit and a carbohydrate and we enjoy something new and different each day for snack. We practice our table conversation, ask to be excused, and recycle or compost our leftovers when we are finished eating.
9:55 am to 10:25 am: Art or Music
We have music in our classrooms on Tuesdays, and assemble as a school for music on Wednesdays. Music is led by our dedicated music teacher, and we encourage our students to sing, dance, and clap along as we explore new and old songs, rhythms, breath control, and listening skills. We also explore our themes through art each day. We create collaborative and individual masterpieces that help build upon what we know about the concepts introduced in class. Each project is designed to hone gross motor skills, ignite creativity, and allow for self-expression.
10:25 am to 10:55 am: Outdoor Play or Cooking
Our students play outside each day. Teachers facilitate both group play and individual exploration in our outdoor playspace. We also enjoy nature walks as we explore Aquatic Park and Ghirardelli Square!
10:55 am to 11:25 am: Lunch
All of our classes sit down together for lunch each day. Parents can bring in a lunch for their child or can purchase lunch for a nominal fee. Our lunches include a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fruits or veggies and are published on our monthly menus.
11:25 am to 11:45am: Free Play and Wind Down
Students can choose which toy they would like to play with after cleaning up their plate from lunch!
11:45 am: Pick-up
Parents are welcomed back to pick up their students from their classrooms. Teachers will share updates about the day, and notes will be provided about lunch and potty.
Both Academy and Prep students have the option to extend their day with an extra hour of play! Clubhouse is available on a limited basis and advance reservations are requested.
Those who attend our full day program will enjoy playtime with friends before laying down for quiet time or a nap. After quiet time, we engage in loosely guided projects before our afternoon circle time and pick up at 4:30pm or 6pm. We also offer a morning extended care program for our afternoon preschoolers. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.