A typical day at Broadmoor
Times are given for AM Class/PM Class
- 8:30 am/ 11:45 am
Workday parents and children arrive.
- 8:45 am/ 12 pm
School begins. Children engage in free play, while workday parents prepare their stations. Each school week has a special theme that inspires the curriculum.
- 9:15 am/ 12:30 pm
Ring-a-ling! It’s the Circle Time bell. At the start of the year, it’s rung by one of our lovely Directors; a month into school, it’s rung by one of our children, namely our Star of the Week. At Circle Time, we provide an opportunity for the children to cooperate, take turns, and develop self-control. We also use this time to let the children know of all the happenings at each station.
- 9:30 am/ 12:45 pm
After Circle Time, children are welcome to freely explore some or all of our parent-assisted stations: Cooking, Art, Science & Math, Puzzles & Games, and Outside. There are six workday parents, and one parent is a “floater” who helps wherever needed. Children can choose to participate in station activities or engage in free play. Children who are not involved in an activity will be encouraged, but not forced to participate.
- 10:40 am/ 1:55 pm
Cue the Clean-up Song! Parents will begin to clean up their stations 20 minutes before 2nd Circle Time. Encouraged by the Director, children participate in clean up. “It’s clean-up time, and everybody helps!”
- 11:00 am/ 2:15 pm
Workday parents and children make their way back to the carpet for 2nd Circle Time, which may consist of sharing, singing and/or story time.
- 11:15 am/ 2:30 pm
Class ends, and children go outside, where they will be picked up or watched while work day parents meet with the director for “talk time”: an opportunity to discuss the day or talk about a parenting topic. Children and parents await another day to play, grow, share and learn at our preschool.