Mid-September, Johnny started attending preschool two mornings a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
There are 6 students in his class, including himself, and all of the teachers in the school have degrees in Elementary Education, Bachelors degrees, along with several years of in school teaching experience with preschool and school aged kids.
|Johnny on his first day of Preschool|
What I like about his preschool, is that they have a pretty tight schedule, which is intended to get him used to the structure of attending school full days when he's older.
His schedule goes a little something like this:
8:45-9:15 Arrival, Greetings, Table Toys and Puzzles
9:15-9:30 Shapes and Colors
9:30-9:45 Wash Hands
10:30-10:45 Wash Hands/Specials
10:45-11:05 ABC's and 123's
11:05-11:15 Restroom/Wash Hands
11:45-12:15 Activity Center
12:15-12:30 Theme Craft
12:30-12:45 Circle Time
12:45-1:15 Story Time/Pick-Up
I really love that they keep the kiddos busy with many activities and there's no time for them to get too bored with one thing.
Johnny's teacher, Ms. Kelly says that he loves helping her clean up, stays on task, follows directions exceptionally well, and is very empathetic to other students who are having a hard time at drop-off.
He loves going to school, and gets so excited when we pull up on school mornings.
I feel that going to preschool will not only help Johnny with his social skills like learning to share and taking turns, I'm also hoping it will help with his verbal skills. I definitely believe that he's already using his words more, so hopefully within time his vocabulary will grow and he will become more comfortable speaking and conversing with his class of 5 kids and us at home.
Did you send your kiddo to preschool ? If so, was it a good experience?