Preschool

Play is the underpinning foundation of all learning in Preschool. 

Preschool 2-4

Teachers set up an environment of purposeful learning centers and activities. For young children, play is their work. Each preschool class is taught by a certified early childhood teacher and an assistant. Children in PS-3 and PS-4 visit a certified music teacher each day for music and movement.

Our program covers early literacy, math, science, social studies, music, drama, and physical education in an environment that introduces these topics through play. Learn more.

There is a half-day or full-day option with carpool pickups available at noon and 3:00pm. The Southfield Extended Day program is available until 5:30pm and early drop-off is available beginning at 7:30am. Students using the Extended Day Program remain with familiar teachers and friends. They continue the Preschool experience throughout the afternoon.

A Typical Preschool Exploration Day

7:40-8:30am Arrival/Welcome/Free Play
8:30-9:30am Outside Play
9:30-10:00am Circle Time & Snack
10:00-11:00am Small Group/Art
10:30am  Music & Movement (Tuesday & Thursday)
10:40am  Library (Friday)
11:00-11:30am Free Play
11:30am-12:00pm Clean-Up & Closing Circle
Transition to Carpool Pickup or Extended Day
12:00-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-2:30pm Rest Time
2:30-3:00pm Clean-Up/Restroom/Free Play

Transition to Carpool Pickup or Extended Day

 

A Typical Preschool Discovery Day

7:40-8:45 Arrival/Welcome/Free Play
8:45-9:00 Music with Mrs. Davis
9:00-9:30 Circle Time/ Small Groups/ Cooking (Thursdays)
9:20-9:40 Library (Friday)
9:30-10:30 Outside Play
10:30-11:00 Snack/ Storytime
11:00-11:40 Center Play & Art
11:40-12:00 Clean-up/Closing Circle
Transition to Carpool Pickup or Extended Day
12:00-12:30 Outside Play
12:30-1:00 Story/Lunch/Cleanup
1:00-2:30 Rest Time
2:30-3:00 Clean-Up/Restroom/ Free Play
Transition to Carpool Pickup or Extended Day

A Typical Preschool Readiness Day

7:40-8:45 Arrival/ Welcome/ Free Play
8:45-9:00 Circle Time
9:00-9:30 Small Group Learning
9:30-10:00Enrichments: Math (Monday), French (Tuesday & Thursday), Library (Wednesday), Cooking (Friday)
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-10:35 Music with Mrs. Davis
10:35-11:30 Outside Play
11:30-12:00 Closing Circle
Transition to Carpool Pickup or Extended Day
12:00-12:20 Outside Play
12:20-1:00 Story/Lunch/Cleanup
1:00-2:30 Rest Time
2:30-3:00 Clean-Up/Center Exploration
Transition to Carpool Pickup or Extended Day

Preschool Curriculum

Our program covers early literacy, math, science, social studies, technology, music, drama, art, and physical education.