The Tri-Town Preschool Program has adopted the HighScope Curriculum, an educational approach emphasizing "active participatory learning." Active learning means students have direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events and ideas. Children's interests and choices are at the heart of HighScope programs. Children follow a classroom routine that includes a plan-do-review sequence, a process that allows children to take responsibility for their actions and learning in a structured way. Elements of the Get Set for School Curriculum and the Teaching Strategies Gold Curriculum also support our young learners with the development of kindergarten readiness skills. In addition, we use strategies of the Responsive Classroom Curriculum to build a cooperative and respectful community of learners. Our preschool learning experiences are aligned with the MA Guidelines for Preschool Learning and the Common Core State Standards.
Daily Schedule 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Early Arrival / Breakfast (brought from home) / Free Play 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Preschool Program Table-Time (fine motor) Morning Meeting Snack Time Plan-Do-Review Rhyme Time / Story / Music & Movement Small-Group Lesson (ELA, Math, Science, The Arts) Gross Motor Noon Dismissal 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM Extended Day Lunch Rest Time Table-Time (fine motor) Gross Motor Snack Time Small-Group Lesson Learning Centers Closing Circle / Pack-Up / Dismissal