Green Frogs

Classroom Description

The Green Frogs classroom is where play expands beyond “you and me” play and takes the shape of “team” play. Imaginations soar as children create, build, and collaborate with one another. Block structures are taken to the next level as each child includes their personal knowledge and strengths. Curiosity and problem solving skills are pushed to the max as new information is introduced and ideas are proposed. Independence is also a focus as children are fully capable to use the bathroom on their own, use their manners at mealtimes, and transition from activity to activity throughout the day with little assistance. This classroom is also the first exposure to formal “preschool” as we start building the foundations for successful school years. Green Frogs classroom is licensed for 20 children and runs with a 7:1 child to teacher ratio.

Developmental Goals & Objectives

Our full-day preschool program is play-based and uses many hands-on activities that focus on the social and emerging preschool skills appropriate for this age. The Green Frogs classroom is licensed for twenty children. Some of the developmental goals and objectives that we work towards in the Green Frogs classroom are:

 
  • Managing classroom rules, routines, and transitions
  • Demonstrating concern about the feelings of others (hugging a crying child, getting an adult to assist a child who needs help)
  • Taking turns (waiting behind another child to use the bathroom)
  • Demonstrating traveling skills with control (avoiding obstacles and people while moving, walking up and down stairs alternating feet, riding tricycles using pedals)
  • Using refined wrist and finger movements (cutting with scissors along a straight line, buttoning, zipping, buckling, and lacing, turning knobs to open doors)
  • Using complete four to six word sentences to express thoughts and needs
  • Telling stories about objects, events, and other times and places with logical order and details
  • Attending and engaging (continuing the play about going to a restaurant after the teacher offers a menu)
  • Thinking symbolically (drawing or constructing an item and then identifying what it is)
  • Identifying the sounds of a few letters
  • Interacting during read-aloud and book conversations (asking and answering questions, referring to pictures)

Daily Schedules

This is a sample of a typical day in the preschool and pre-k classrooms. Children will be required to wash their hands when they arrive at the Center, before and after eating, after playing outdoors, and after they use the restroom.

  • 6:00 am – 7:30 am Learning Centers
  • 7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am Learning Centers
  • 9:00 am – 9:15 am Morning Circle – plan activities for the day
  • 9:15 am – 10:15 am Learning Centers
  • 10:15 am – 10:25 am Story Time
  • 10:25 am – 10:40 am Snack
  • 10:40 am – 11:25 am Outdoor Play
  • 11:25 am – 11:35 am Music and Movement
  • 11:35 am – 11:45 am Circle – recap the morning
  • 11:45 am – 12:00 pm Prepare for lunch
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Story Time
  • 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Rest
  • 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Snack
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Learning Centers
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Outdoor Play
  • 5:00 pm – 5:20 pm Story Time
  • 5:20 pm – 6:00 pm Choice of Quiet Activities

Miss Fran

Title: Lead Teacher - Green Frogs
Experience: Miss Fran has completed over 70 hours of college, with a focus on early childhood education. She also holds a Level 3 Early Childhood Education Credential from the Gateways to Opportunity Illinois Professional Development System.

Classroom Statistics

Classroom Licensed Child:Teacher
Green Frogs 20 children 7:1