12 to 18 months

Daily Class Sample Schedule – (child must be 12 months old on or before September 1st)

 

8:00 to 8:45          Early Arrival in Infant Room

8:45 to 9:00          Arrival Time *All are welcomed to class

9:00 to 9:15          Greeting

9:15 to 9:30          Group Time (Religion/songs/story)

9:30 to 10:15        Outside Time

10:15 to 10:30      Caregiving Routines

10:30 to 10:45     Mealtime (morning snack/clean up)

10:45 to 11:30      Choice Time and Small Group Activities

11:30 to 11:45       Caregiving Routines

11:45 to 12:15        Mealtime (lunch/clean up)

12:15 to 12:30       Caregiving Routines

12:30 to 1:45         Naptime

1:45 to 2:00          Caregiving Routines

2:00 to 2:30         Outside Time

2:30 to 2:45         Caregiving Routines

2:45 to 3:00         Group Time (story/songs)

3:00 to 3:15      Dismissal

3:15 to 6:00        After School Care

* Caregiving Routines: clean up/bodily care

MSPCS Young Toddlers 

In our 12-18 month old classes, we place an emphasis on a loving atmosphere and hands-on learning through play and guided activities. Our students are encouraged to play and learn both together and independently. At MSPCS we have a clear vision of age appropriate curriculum and recognize the importance of teaching to the whole child. Our nurturing preschool teachers share the school’s vision to promote Spiritual knowledge, develop emotional growth and cultivate life readiness. Our school mission and vision begins with the preschool and continues through 5th Grade.

MSPCS Preschool teachers instruct students using the HighScope Curriculum. The HighScope Toddler Curriculum helps teachers create an environment that is both nurturing and educating for even the youngest learners. Teachers support toddler’s natural desire to be active learners. Active participatory learning is the core of the curriculum, defined as young children constructing knowledge through their natural play and interactions with the environment, events and other people. As children explore and follow their intentions, they engage with HighScope’s integrated curriculum content, called the key developmental indicators (KDIs). The KDIs represent what children discover on their daily active learning adventures. Ongoing child observation and assessment is an essential component of the High Scope toddler curriculum which allows teachers to assess child progress and plan meaningful learning experiences.

In the HighScope Preschool Curriculum, learning is focused on the following eight content areas, which are based on the dimensions of school readiness identified by the National Education Goals Panel.

  1. Approaches to learning
  2. Social and emotional development
  3. Physical development and health
  4. Language, literacy, and communication
  5. Mathematics
  6. Creative arts
  7. Science and technology
  8. Social studies

While learning in these content areas prepares children for later schooling, HighScope takes the learning process beyond traditional academic subjects by applying methods that promote independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem solving in young children.