Hours

colorful clockThe Center is open year-round, Monday through Friday from 6:45 AM – 6:00 PM.

The daily schedule may vary depending on weather, field trips, special activities or guest instructors.

A typical day at St. Joseph’s is as follows:

Morning Arrival: As children are arriving between 6:45 – 8:30 am they make simple choices in the room until all of their friends arrive.

AM Snack: Children have snack together in their classroom (we work on manners, social conversation, and communication skills often during meals)

Greeting: The children sit together for Circle Time to do activities that their individual teacher has planned (say hello to each other, sing songs, talk about the events of that day/schedule, share a story, etc)

Choice Time/Learning Centers: The children make choices to work with specific materials in the room and/or work in small groups.

Gross Motor: We go outside to the playground for movement and exercise (weather permitting) for at least a half hour in the morning and afternoon.  If the weather is not cooperating then we move and exercise to music.

Lunch: Children eat lunch together in their classroom and practice serving themselves.

Rest: Rest time is from 12:30 – 2:30 pm for all classes.  During this time children who do not rest are given quiet activities to do on their cot.

PM Snack: Children have snack together in their classroom where they continue to work on manners, social conversation, and communication skills.

Studio: Each student has the opportunity to visit the studio at least once a week where he/she is offered open-ended materials to engage in creative exploration.

Music and Movement: We sing and dance together to explore rhythms, socialization, and to simply have fun.

Afternoon Circle Time: Specific activity for the children to target certain skills or content and review what they learned that day.  This is also a time where students share stories and participate in show and tell.

Closing: The children gather with their class to end the day with small activities, reflection on the day, sing songs, dance, and/or read stories.

Related Services: We have a religion class that students attend on a weekly basis which is taught by our religious and resource teacher.  The class consists of stories and songs with further discussion around Holidays.  There are opt-out options for those interested.  We also work with different vendors who come in and run special activities with the children which includes soccer, music & movement, and a computer class.

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