At Harrisville Pre-School, we offer a range of classes and care options to meet both your child's and family's needs, including "half" day and "full" day programs.  Harrisville Pre-School is proud to be celebrating it's 36th year of serving the families of Burrilville and it's surrounding communities.  

Pre-School

 

  • For Children 3 - 5 Years Of Age
  • 2 Day Program (Tues./Thurs.)
  • 3 Day Program (Mon./Wed./Fri.)
  • 5 Day Program (Monday Thru Friday)
  • "Half Day" Pre-School Program (8:00am - 1:00pm)
  • "Full Day" Pre-School Program w/ Extended Care (8:00am-4:00pm)
  • "Half Day" Includes 1 nutritionally based snack; "Full Day" Includes 2.
  • Families Are To Provide Lunch
  • Weekly or Monthly Tuition Payment Plans Available
  • School Year: September To June

 

Program Schedule: 

 

Arrival Time/Child's Choice - (60 Minutes)

  Families begin to arrive.  The children will be greeted at the door by the teacher taking attendance, put belongings in their lockers, then go to the bathrooms to use the toilet and wash their hands.   During this time children will choose the area in which they would like to work, whom they want to work with and what materials they would like to use.  Most interest areas will be available to the children: blocks, art, water, library, games, etc.  When children are finished in one area they are free to move to another area.  Teachers observe, ask open-ended questions and make suggestions that extend children’s play and support their learning. Choice time typically lasts for an hour, exclusive of “clean-up”.

 

Clean Up Time/Circle Time (Group Meeting #1) - (20 Minutes)

  Children will help to put away materials in each interest area, then gather on the “Circle Rug”.  Here they will sing a welcome/clean-up song, discuss attendance and job charts, as well as, share news relating to time spent outside of school.  Children are divided into 2 groups for “Snack” and “Small Group” times.

 

Snack - (20 Minutes)

  Children will be dismissed to the bathrooms to prepare for snack: Use toilets, wash hands, etc.  Children will exit bathrooms, get a napkin and seat themselves preparing for snack.  Teachers will serve snack, then join children  modeling behavior and conversation skills.

 

 Small Group Time - (15 Minutes)

  Children will remain at the “Circle Rug” and be engaged in group activities designed to reinforce specific skills or areas of interest: music, gross motor, literacy, listening and communicating, etc.

 

Library - (30 Minutes)

Children will be encouraged to view literacy as a source of enjoyment.  They will choose books, look through them independently, develop skills in understanding print concepts, retelling stories and handling texts.

 

 Outdoor Time #1 - (25 minutes)

  The children will go outside each day.   During this time children will choose the area in which they would like to play, whom they want to work with and what materials they would like to use.  Opportunities include sand, bicycles, truck play, blocks, assorted large muscle/coordination based activities: hop-scotch, relay races, catch, etc. When children are finished in one area they are free to move to another area.  Teachers observe, ask open-ended questions and make suggestions that extend play children’s play and skill development.

 

Circle Time (Group Meeting #2) - (15 Minutes)

  Children will put their belongings in their lockers, then gather on the “Circle Rug”.  They will be introduced to/engaged in a discussion related to the days topic, discuss plans for that day, and be introduced to any new materials added to interest areas. 

 

Activity Time - (60 - 75 Minutes)

  Children will gradually be dismissed to the tables for activities.  Teachers will guide children in selecting where they want to start and what they want to do.  Choices will include “teacher directed” (ex. Journaling) and “teacher monitored” (ex. Play Dough) activities.  Activities available reflect the days topic, encourage target skills and are tailored to the specific needs/interests of the children.  Teachers will observe and interact with individual children to extend play and scaffold learning. Activity time typically lasts for an hour, exclusive of “clean-up”.

 

Clean Up Time

Children will help to put away materials in each interest area, then gather on the “Circle Rug”.

 

Story Time #1 - (20 Minutes)

  During this time the children will be read a story or discuss a book related to the days topic.  This time may also include songs, finger plays or a brief movement activity.  

 

Lunch - (30 Minutes)

  Children will be dismissed to the bathrooms to prepare for lunch: Use toilets, wash hands, etc.  Children will exit bathrooms, find their lunchbox and prepare to begin their lunch.  Teachers will join the children modeling behaviors, conversation skills and guiding children in cleaning up after themselves.

 

Outdoor Time #2 & Half Day Dismissal  - (25 minutes) 

Please see “Outdoor Time #1” for description. "Half Day" dismissal will begin at this time.

  

Rest Time - (60 Minutes)

  Children will put their belongings in their lockers, then proceed to the bathrooms to prepare for “Rest Time”.  During this time each child will have a cot prepared for them with items brought from home.  In addition, children may choose a book to read or “quiet activity” to engage in during this time.  Children are not required to sleep, but must stay on their cot.  Rest time typically lasts for an hour, exclusive of prep time. 

 

Snack & Small Group Activity Time - (60 Minutes)

  Children will put their “Rest Time” belongings in their lockers, then proceed to the bathrooms to prepare for snack: Use toilets, wash hands, etc.  Children will exit bathrooms, get a napkin and seat themselves preparing for snack.  Once done with snack, children will transition gradually to small group activities.  Interest areas available to the children include, but are not limited to: table games, puzzles, drawing, water, library, table top block and small manipulative play, etc.

 

Clean Up Time

Children will help to put away materials in each interest area, then gather on the “Circle Rug”.

 

 Story Time #2 - (20 Minutes) 

During this time the children may be introduced to a new story or reread a familiar one.  This time may also include songs, finger plays or a brief movement activity.  In addition, the children may be invited to talk about their day, reflecting on what they enjoyed and remembered about it. 

 

 Announcements/Good-bye Song 

 Pre-School day ends.  Dismissal begins at 3:25pm.

 

Departures/Limited Choice Time - (30 Minutes)

 The children will be engaged in “low-key” table activities until their “pick-up” arrives.