Bread of Life Bakery – Infants
The loving caregivers in the infant room strive to work with each child individually to learn daily schedules, routines, and preferences. Ratio is 1:5 with a maximum of 15 infants. Infants will be cared for according to their own daily schedules. Feeding and sleeping will be provided on-demand and in consultation with parents. During the day the following activities will be included…

* Talking to children, holding conversations with children
* Reading books to children
* Singing to children
* Moving to music
* Tummy time
* Interaction on floor gyms, in exersaucers, or in jumpers
* Reaching, grabbing, following toys, reflection activities
* Fine motor development (stacking blocks, sensory activities)
* Large motor development (learning to sit, rolling over, stand,)

Diapers are checked hourly (when children are awake), and changed as needed.

Noah's Ark Pet Store – Mobile Infants
Once infants become mobile (usually 7-8 months) they transition to the mobile infant room. The ratio is 1:5 with a maximum of 20 children in the room. They will be allowed to eat and sleep on demand, but the following activities will be focused on during the day. The following times are approximations of time that activities or focus areas may occur. Teachers introduce sign-language (eat, drink, more…) and attempt to transition children to one nap a day around their first birthday.

8:00am     Breakfast
9:30am     Rest/Nap (on demand)                                                                                  10:00am   Morning Snack
11:30am    Lunch                                                                                                                 12:30pm   Rest/Nap
2:30pm     Afternoon Snack                                                                                              2:00pm    Town Square/Free Play

The following activities occur throughout the day according to an individual child’s schedule…

* Crawling
* Walking
* Talking to children
*One-on-One activities – Cuddling/Art projects/Stories
* Reading books to children
* Singing music
* Moving to music
* Fingerplays
* Fine Motor Development
* Large Motor Development
*Sensory Activities
*Outdoor walks in baby buggy (weather permitting)

Diapers are checked hourly (when children are awake), and changed when needed.

Milk and Honey Ice Cream Parlor – Young Toddlers
The young toddler room introduces children to routine and schedule, while still understanding the need for flexibility. Children in this room are between the ages of 14 and 24 months. Verbal and non-verbal (sign-language) is a primary focus in this room. Secondary focuses would be beginning color, shape, animal, and food recognition. Ratio is 1:5 with a maximum of 20 children.

6:30 – 8:00am        Child Lead Play
8:00am                    Breakfast
8:30am                    Circle Time/Morning Stories/Centers-Sensory/Art/Fine Motor
9:30am                    Bible Story
9:45am                    Snack
10:00am                  Outside Play / Town Square
10:45am                   Large Group
11:15am                    Lunch
11:45am                   Rest/Nap
2:00pm                    Quiet Table Toys
2:30pm                     Snack
2:45pm                    Outside Play/ Town Square
3:30pm                    Afternoon Story and Music and Movement
4:00 – 630pm         Child Lead Play

Diapers/Pull-ups will be checked hourly, toilet use will be promoted by hourly attempts for those potty training.  Diapers are changed as needed.

Christian Soldiers Toy Store – Toddlers
The toddler room is for children 2 years old. Much like the young toddler room, the children have a schedule and routine. Communication skills are rapidly growing at this stage so this is a primary focus as well. Children continue to learn their colors, shapes, animals, and food as well as begin to follow basic instructions, turn-taking, sharing, and potty training. Ratio is 1:5 with a maximum of 20 children.

6:30 – 8:00am     Child Lead Play
8:00am                 Breakfast
8:45am                  Circle Time / Sensory / Art / Fine Motor
9:30am                  Bible Story
9:45am                  Music / Movement
10:00am                Snack
10:15am                 Outside Time / Town Square
11:00am                Lunch
11:30am                Rest / Nap
2:00pm                 Quiet Table Toys
2:30pm                 Snack
2:45pm                 Outside Time / Town Square
4:00pm                 Afternoon Story
4:15 – 6:00pm      Child Lead Play

Diapers will be checked hourly (when children are awake), and changed when needed.

The Good Book Bookstore – Preschool
The Good Book Bookstore is our preschool classroom for 3 year olds.  Social skills,  beginning letter recognition, beginning phonics, early number recognition and comprehension, math and science exploration, and spiritual growth are just a few of the areas of growth we focus on in our preschool classroom. Ratio is 1:10 with a maximum of 20 children.

6:30 – 8:00am          Child Lead Play
8:00am                      Breakfast
8:15am                       Morning Stories
8:30am                      Bible Story
8:45am                       Circle Time
9:00am                      Planning
9:10am                       Work Time
9:50am                      Clean-up/Recall
10:00am                    Snack Time
10:20am                    Small and Large Group Instruction
11:00am                     Outside Play
12:00pm                    Lunch
12:45pm                    Individual Stories on Cots
1:00pm                      Rest
2:30pm                      Table Activities
3:00pm                      Snack Time
3:15pm                       Music
3:30pm                      Movement
3:45pm                      Afternoon Stories
4:00pm                      Outside Play
5:00 – 6:30pm          Child Lead Play

Sweet Treats Candy Shop – Prekindergarten
The Sweet Treats Candy Shop is our Prekindergarten room. This room is for children 4 and 5 years old.  Social skills, early literacy skills, math and science exploration, and spiritual growth are just a few of the broad areas we focus on in getting these children ready for Kindergarten. Ratio is 1:10 with a maximum of 20 children.

6:30 – 8:00am          Child Lead Play
8:00am                      Breakfast
8:15am                       Morning Stories
8:30am                      Bible Story
8:45am                       Circle Time
9:00am                      Planning
9:10am                       Work Time
9:50am                      Clean-up/Recall
10:00am                    Snack Time
10:20am                    Small and Large Group Instruction
11:00am                     Outside Play
12:00pm                    Lunch
12:45pm                    Individual Stories on Cots
1:00pm                      Rest
2:30pm                      Table Activities
3:00pm                      Snack Time
3:15pm                       Music
3:30pm                      Movement
3:45pm                      Afternoon Stories
4:00pm                      Outside Play
5:00 – 6:30pm          Child Lead Plays

The following is a list of Kindergarten readiness goals we’d like our children to meet before heading off to Kindergarten, either at Good Shepherd Lutheran Elementary School or elsewhere. This list was created in collaboration between Good Shepherd’s Kindergarten Teacher, Prekindergarten Lead Teacher, and the ECC Curriculum Director. Keep in mind these are goals, not requirements, and fun and learning are not limited to these goals.  Teachers simply plan lessons, projects, and activities with these goals in mind. Feel free to work on these at home with your children as well!

Academic Goals

*Be able to state first and last name verbally
*Be able to write first name with the first letter upper case and the remaining letters lower case
*Grasp pencil correctly (three-finger grasp)
*Recognize the letters in the child’s name
*Recognize basic geometric shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle)
*Recognize basic colors (Roy G Biv, black, white, brown)
*Identify numeral 1-10 in random order
*Use fingers to touch count items (1-10)
*Know concepts of print (front and back of book, which page comes first, track words left to right, title)
*Recognize rhyming of simple words
*Retell stories in sequence (first, next, last)

Social Goals

*Adjust own clothing
*Use restroom independently (wash and dry hands with out reminders)
*Sit still for 10 minutes (story/circle time)
*Clean up after themselves (toys, crafts, mess on body)
*Share and take turns
*Changing a negative attitude to a positive attitude
*Be able to listen to and follow 2-3 step directions
*Be able to solve problems/conflicts with words (working on eliminating any aggression or violence)
*Volume of voice (control- quiet, medium, loud, too loud)
*Keeping hands to yourself
*Walking with scissors in a safe manner (scissors closed by your side)
*Walking in the hallways

Biblical Goals

*Recall the Christmas Story
*Recall the Easter Story
*Recall Creation
*Recall Good Friday
*Where will you go when you die? Heaven
*Who loves you the most? Jesus
*Know the words to “Jesus Love Me” and “Away in a Manger”
*Know the words to hymn #411 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and hymn #432 “I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb”