A Day in the Life of a Preschooler

The schedules in our Junior Pre-Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms vary from week to week, but could include any combination of the following options:

A Sample Preschool Day

8:45-9:00: Morning Meeting (greetings, community building, concept lessons, sharing time)
9:00-10:00: Choice Time (literacy and reading activities, listening, dramatic play and storytelling, cooperative building, science experiences, sensory exploration, open-ended art projects)
10:00-10:30: Special Classes in Half Groups (Music, Creative Movement, P.E., Library) and Snack, Small Group work which includes math, writing, and reading lessons
10:30-11:00: Small Group and One-on-One work with a teacher, On-Campus Field Trip, Visitors/Presenters in Classroom
11:00-11:30: Outdoor Play (group game play, climbing, riding, time in the garden, cooperative play in the mud kitchen, activities that support vestibular processing as well as proprioceptive play)
11:30-12:00 Lunch in the Classroom
12:00-12:30 Rest/Quiet Time
12:30-1:00: Story Time (author studies, genre studies, acting out stories, rhyming and recall activities, vocabulary building, listening skills)
1:00-2:00: World Languages (French & Spanish), Sharing Times, Science Studies
2:00-2:30: Closing Circle, In-Class Guest Readers and Visitors

Kent Place Encouraged Our Daughter to be the Very Best Version of Herself.

The curriculum isn’t “one size fits all,” so when my daughter mastered a particular task, her teachers would push her to go a little further. And when it was clear she was ready to read, the teachers began a guided reading group for her and several other children. My daughter’s focus and ability to work independently have made her transition to Primary School incredibly smooth — and I credit that to her amazing Preschool teachers. -Tara Zinna, parent
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.