Thursday, August 19, 2010

Learn & Play Time

Most of you know, I was a preschool teacher before a stay home mom. I absolutely love being home, but do at times miss the classroom. With Austin getting close to preschool age, I knew I would be starting some early education activities with him and started to think about doing it once a week in my home for others too. I threw this idea around when Jaxon was this age and never went any further. Well, I decided this would be a great way to keep my teaching skills from getting rusty and to include some social time for Austin.

Starting in September I will have 4 spots open for children that are 3 by January 1st, 2011. This Learn & Play time will be geared toward the age range of older 2's through about 3 1/2ish. Children must be potty trained and or finishing the potty training process :)  This will happen each week on Wednesday's from 9:30-11:30am. Cost is $10 for each session.  We will meet each week, following the CF School schedule. (holiday's, spring break and summer we will not gather).

What will your child do at Learn and Play?
Your child will have an opportunity to work on his/her developing skills as a friend, a learner, and in their faith. There are seven main characteristics associated with learning that I hope to implement such as confidence, curiosity, intentionality, self-control, relatedness, communication, and cooperativeness. We will have a variety of activities ranging from circle time, gross motor activities, fine motor activities, art activities, dramatic play activities, music activities, science activities, block play, sand & water play, story time, Bible teaching, and of course...snacks :)

The morning would look like this for your youngster...

9:30-9:45  Greeting/Sign In Time
9:45-10:00 Circle Time
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-10:45 Center of the Day
10:45-11:00 Music & Bible Lesson
11:00-11:20 Large Motor Play
11:20-11:30 Goodbye Song & Prayer

If you thought you may be interested please contact me by August 25th. First day of Learn & Play will be Wednesday, September 1st! I have more info for those interested. Just leave a comment! Thanks!

Side Note: I actually have 2 spots left available.


Laura and Cliff said...

jess, could jayda do this, maybe just for the fall? I told Lo to ask. just wanted to throw it out there. thanks, cliff

The Josh Hill Family..... said...

I just wanted to say that you are awesome! What a great idea! If I was still your neighbor on Garden Ave, I would swing my kid your way! God has gifted you, Girl! Good Luck!

Knut & Molly Brown said...

Darn - I would love to have Hallie come to play!

alisha said...

What a great idea!! If there's a spot open in 6 months or so, I'd be interested for Levi! He just turned 2 last week!