A typical morning at The Berry Patch

The Berry Patch uses a play-based curriculum that provides plenty of variety to keep your child having fun while he/she learns. Outlined below is a schedule typical of a day at The Berry Patch.

9:00-9:15 Gathering Time Welcome each child and parent individually, allowing them to feel comfortable upon arrival.
9:15-9:20 Clean-Up Return all items to appropriate place, helping each child learn responsibility and cooperation.
9:20-9:30 Morning Meeting Inform the children of the activities available for the day. Calendar time enables each child to learn the months of the year and days of the week. Activities will relate to the theme being studied.
9:30-10:00 Music Each child experiences classical, folk and International music with an introduction to instruments and movement.
10:00-10:15 Snack Children wash their hands, helping them learn the importance of hygiene. Snack time enables them to continue growing in their social skills.
10:15-10:45 Small Group Teacher directed activities stimulate the intellectual needs of each child. Each child develops skills in listening, following directions and respecting others.
10:45-11:20 Free Choice Each child is allowed to select various interest areas of his/her choice, moving from one interest area to another as he/she wishes, helping each child develop social skills and respect for other’s property.
11:20-11:30 Clean-Up Return all items to appropriate place, helping each child learn responsibility and cooperation.
11:30-11:50 Large Muscle Large muscle activities enhance each child’s coordination. Large group games give each child an opportunity to become familiar with new games and to learn new skills in cooperating with one another.
11:50-12:00 Story Time Literacy is an important component of our Program. Story time develops interest in reading, appreciation of books and listening skills.
 

In addition to the daily schedule, all Berry Patch students participate in music and Spanish language education on a weekly basis. Learn more here about our Spanish and music programs.


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