A Peek Inside

Creating a Culture of Thinking

in the preschool classroom

What does a preschool project look like? How does a teacher integrate academics into the rich play of children?

A Project in Action: building a machine

Building Empathy

A Nurturing Approach to Discipline

As a natural part of every day children have many opportunities to develop their social skills. del Sol teachers understand the importance of facilitating and promoting these skills. Invariably, children run into conflicts with people. The teacher’s role in these difficult, yet common situations is to facilitate a deeper understanding of one’s own needs and a growing understanding of other’s. Experiencing acceptance, respect, and trust from important adults helps children to develop these qualities in themselves.

A Day in the Preschool Class

9:00 Arrival

9:10 Morning Meeting

9:25 Center Time & Project Work

10:15 Picnic Story Time

10:45 Center Time & Teacher-Directed Activity

11:30 Ball Court Games

11:45 Clean Up

11:50 Reflection Meeting

12:00 Morning Dismissal and Lunch

1:00 Afternoon Story Workshop

1:30 Library Reading and Rest

2:15 Multiple Intelligences in Storying

2:45 Goodbye Song

Note: In the preschool classroom, most activities are invitations. We know that young children's self-directed learning is rich and we honor their play.

This schedule is fluid and adjusts to the needs of the children and curriculum.