Each classroom's schedule differs slightly, but most will include these basic events during their time at deLacey. Morning sessions are 8:45 am to 11:15 a.m., afternoon session begins at 12:30 pm and goes until 3:00 p.m.
Children gather with teacher as a large group. Discuss day's activities, participate in calendar and weather activities. Teacher may assign classroom jobs.
Children choose from activities in each center which include dramatic play, table toys, blocks, art, sensory table, library and computers. Learning is child centered through play facilitated by the Early Childhood Team. Social skills and turn taking are also emphasized.
Children will learn when it's time to stop an activity, put away toys and materials and learn to cooperate with others.
Meal time encourages communication between children, self-help skills and good manners. deLacey provides the children with a healthy breakfast or lunch each day.
Movement & Music
Large motor skills are enhanced through using outdoor equipment, physical games and gross motor activities. They are enjoyed in the multipurpose room or on the outside playgrounds. Children are outside daily. Music is enjoyed every day in the classroom through singing, finger plays and movement through music.
Children are split into small groups with a teacher or assistant to complete a skill based activity based on the Work Sampling System, individualized plans, or a theme for the week.
Teachers read to children in large and small groups, enhancing listening skills and memory and stimulating thought provoking questions.