Once a child reaches the age of 3 (must be 3 by October 1st of the school year) and is fully toilet trained, he or she can enroll in the Brunswick Preschool Program.
Brunswick School students will engage in active participatory learning at all ages. These types of learning activities are student-centered and teacher-guided. The preschool curriculum focuses on school readiness, communication and literacy skills, number sense, spatial reasoning and problem solving skills. Preschool students will also engage in activities in the areas of music, creative arts and movement. Learning activities in these areas are designed to encourage children to pose their own questions and make discoveries. Preschoolers at this stage will be guided through learning and play experiences to actively engage in daily routines and structured classroom activities, verbally assert needs and desires, develop self-help skills, use classroom materials in appropriate ways and positively interact with other preschoolers. Classroom activities will be based on visual art themes. Students at this stage will begin focusing on colors, different visual art mediums, as well as dance and dramatic play. Expanding from the toddler age grouping, preschool students will experience lesson plans implanted with artistic approaches to help each student use creativity to retain information.

Curriculum Objectives

List of 4 items.

  • Social/Emotional Development

    1. Takes turns/shares
    2. Verbally expresses emotions
    3. Expresses jealousy/cause and effect
    4. Imagination play enhances
    5. Understands concept of lying
    6. Stands up for self rights
  • Physical Development

    1. Running becomes more controlled
    2. Hops on one foot
    3. Catch/bounce ball
    4. Can get "ready" with little assistance
    5. Prints clear letters A-R
    6. Uses writing utensils and other fine tools
    7. Cuts on a line
    8. Hand preference is established
    9. Grasps scissors correctly
  • Cognitive Development

    1. Understands the difference between fantasy and reality
    2. Understands number and space concepts--more, less, bigger, in, under, behind, alone, etc.
    3. Starts to develop logical thinking
    4. Escalates to 3-5 form pattern understanding
    5. Understands letters A-R
    6. Can identify numbers 1-15
    7. Controls at least 10 minutes of attention span
  • Language Development

    1. Complexity of sentences increase to compound sentence structure
    2. Understands basic analogies
    3. Correlates symbols to real-life objects/meanings
    4. Forms basic understanding of letter recognition of the A-R sounds

Sample Schedule

*All outdoor play periods will be replaced with indoor play (classrooms or other designated area) in case of bad weather. Periods gradually move from 30 minute periods to 45 minute periods as students progress from toddlers-kindergarteners (mocking an elementary schedule). Each of our Preschool periods are 35-40 minutes. Nap time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Half Day Pick Up is after Lunch from 12:00-12:15PM.

Spanish three times/week. Yoga two times/week. Music Program + Zumba once/week.

List of 5 items.

  • Monday

    • 7:30-8:30 AM: Drop-Off/Breakfast
    • 8:35-9:00 AM: Morning Routine/Potty Break
    • 9:05-9:40 AM: Literacy
    • 9:45-10:20 AM: Morning Snack
    • 10:25-10:50 AM: Outdoor Play
    • 10:55-11:30 AM: Arts and Crafts
    • 11:35-12:00 PM: Lunch Time
    • 12:00-12:10 PM: Half-Day Pick-Up
    • 12:10-12:20 PM: Potty Break
    • 12:25-1:40 PM: Nap Time
    • 1:45-2:20 PM: Mat Clean-Up/After Nap Stretch
    • 2:25-2:50 PM: Music and Movement
    • 2:55-3:30 PM: Outdoor Play
    • 3:35-4:00 PM: Afternoon Snack/Open Play
  • Tuesday

    • 7:30-8:30 AM: Drop-Off/Breakfast
    • 8:35-9:00 AM: Morning Routine/Potty Break
    • 9:05-9:40 AM: Mathematics
    • 9:45-10:20 AM: Morning Snack
    • 10:25-10:50 AM: Outdoor Play
    • 10:55-11:30 AM: Arts and Crafts
    • 11:35-12:00 PM: Lunch Time
    • 12:00-12:10 PM: Half-Day Pick-Up
    • 12:10-12:20 PM: Potty Break
    • 12:25-1:40 PM: Nap Time
    • 1:45-2:20 PM: Mat Clean-Up/After Nap Stretch
    • 2:25-2:50 PM: Learning Center Free Rotation
    • 2:55-3:30 PM: Outdoor Play
    • 3:35-4:00 PM: Afternoon Snack/Open Play
  • Wednesday

    • 7:30-8:30 AM: Drop-Off/Breakfast
    • 8:35-9:00 AM: Morning Routine/Potty Break
    • 9:05-9:40 AM: Learning Center Free Rotation
    • 9:45-10:20 AM: Morning Snack
    • 10:25-10:50 AM: Outdoor Play
    • 10:55-11:30 AM: Literacy
    • 11:35-12:00 PM: Lunch Time
    • 12:00-12:10 PM: Half-Day Pick-Up
    • 12:10-12:20 PM: Potty Break
    • 12:25-1:40 PM: Nap Time
    • 1:45-2:20 PM: Mat Clean-Up/After Nap Stretch
    • 2:25-2:50 PM: Arts and Crafts
    • 2:55-3:30 PM: Outdoor Play
    • 3:35-4:00 PM: Afternoon Snack/Open Play
  • Thursday

    • 7:30-8:30 AM: Drop-Off/Breakfast
    • 8:35-9:00 AM: Morning Routine/Potty Break
    • 9:05-9:40 AM: Music and Movement
    • 9:45-10:20 AM: Morning Snack
    • 10:25-10:50 AM: Outdoor Play
    • 10:55-11:30 AM: Science Exploration
    • 11:35-12:00 PM: Lunch Time
    • 12:00-12:10 PM: Half-Day Pick-Up
    • 12:10-12:20 PM: Potty Break
    • 12:25-1:40 PM: Nap Time
    • 1:45-2:20 PM: Mat Clean-Up/After Nap Stretch
    • 2:25-2:50 PM: Mathematics
    • 2:55-3:30 PM: Outdoor Play
    • 3:35-4:00 PM: Afternoon Snack/Open Play
  • Friday

    • 7:30-8:30 AM: Drop-Off/Breakfast
    • 8:35-9:00 AM: Morning Routine/Potty Break
    • 9:05-9:40 AM: Arts and Crafts
    • 9:45-10:20 AM: Morning Snack
    • 10:25-10:50 AM: Outdoor Play
    • 10:55-11:30 AM: Learning Center Free Rotation
    • 11:35-12:00 PM: Lunch Time
    • 12:00-12:10 PM: Half-Day Pick-Up
    • 12:10-12:20 PM: Potty Break
    • 12:25-1:40 PM: Nap Time
    • 1:45-2:20 PM: Mat Clean-Up/After Nap Stretch
    • 2:25-2:50 PM: Literacy
    • 2:55-3:30 PM: Outdoor Play
    • 3:35-4:00 PM: Afternoon Snack/Open Play

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189 Brunswick St Jersey City, NJ 07302

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