During Stay & Play, young children will nap and upon waking up on their own, will be given a snack and time to play. Older children will have a quiet rest time followed by an afternoon lesson and/or activity,and a snack and play time.
Extended Afternoon - Pick up by 5:00 p.m.
Sample Daily Schedule. Individual class schedules vary.
7- 8:30 ( Early Care) - Tabletop Activities and Free Play
8:50 Clean Up- Gather belongings and walk to classroom
9:00 Circle Time - Calendar, Weather, Theme discussion
9:15 Daily Theme related activity or project
10:15 Outside Play Time
11:00 Tabletop activities with teachers and sensory exploration
11:45 Closing Circle - Review of Day, Color, Letter, Shape, Number
12:00 Dismissal or Lunch time
1:00 Nap or Rest-time followed by afternoon activities
3:00 Snack and Outside time
4:00 Science/Engineering exploration/Outside Play
What a week day at YLUMCPSlooks like:
What a week at YLUMCPSlooks like:
Indoor free choice activities include: housekeeping center, block play, science table, book corner, creative arts and table toys.
Teacher planned activities include: cooking, creative arts, communication skills, language development, music, literature and science.
Outdoor activities include: wheel toys, garden, sand, water play, easel painting, perceptual developmental, various climbing activities, blocks and creative arts.
Music: This year we've introduced a new music program as part of our curriculum. We feel that music is an important part of a preschoolers' development. The children have a blast singing and playing instruments with our dedicated music instructors, Little Rockstars.
Chapel Time: All classes gather once per week, in the Church Sanctuary, for worship, prayer and Bible story time.
Gymnastics: Gymnastics classes provided by Elite MobileGym Kids, using developmentally appropriate activities to develop and strengthen gross motor skills.
A time to share a meal with our friends where parents either order online from our awesome hot lunch provider "Cater Tots," or send a lunch from home. We are a PEANUT FREE SCHOOL. The Lunch Bunch time period is included in the Stay and Play and Full Day price options.You may add the Lunch Bunch time period yearly, monthly, or weekly.
Stay and Play (8:30-3:30)
Our Extended Afternoon provides children the extra opportunity to learn by discovery and exploration in a structured setting. Daily, weekly and monthly lesson plans coincide with the child’s morning preschool program and monthly themes. Lessons Include music and movement, science, cooking, large motor and sport skills, and more.
Kindergarten/ Transitional Kindergarten
As children reach school age, our comprehensive kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. This program offers reading, language arts, math, social studies and science presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning while giving the child one more year of walking with Jesus in a Christian Environment. Curriculum is aligned with local and state elementary school standards so children will be prepared to confidently enter kindergarten or first grade.
This class is designed for children who will be entering Kindergarten the following year. Our program gets the child ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. Small-group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and large group activities help children gain the right skills to move on to Kindergarten.
This class, designed for the 18-month-old through young/early two-year-old, focuses on developing friendships, self-esteem, curiosity, social skills, and attention span. At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. As two-year-olds begin to exert their independence, our Beginning Preschool program opens their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring.
Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active involvement, meaningful experimentation, and reinforcement through repetition, group and individual activities, circle time and more. The sessions are flexible as the needs and interests of the children are the basis of our curriculum.
Beginning Preschool (Toddler/Young 2's)
Sample Daily Schedule & Weekly Activity List
Yorba Linda United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten