A Day in the Life of an Etz Hayim Preschooler

Etz Hayim Preschool offers a play-based curriculum through a Jewish lens. Play offers the greatest opportunity for learning at this age. Lessons are child-centered and allow children to choose activities of interest to them while providing opportunities for cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth. We do not have a fixed daily schedule because we follow the flow of the class, the weather, and the environment. Below you will find the many different activities that the students do day to day.

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Early Drop Off

  • Breakfast (we offer cereal or brought from home)
  • Gross and fine motor time
  • Arts and crafts
  • Intentional play
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Core Day (items may vary day to day)

  • Intentional play
  • Morning meeting
  • Gross and fine motor play
  • Playground time
  • Exploration work
  • Shabbat and holiday celebrations
  • STEM time
  • Morning snack
12:30 PM – 1:15 PMLunch (brought from home)
1:15 PM – 3:15 PMNap or Quiet Room
(Quiet Room includes books, arts and crafts, board games, puzzles, building and other quiet activities)
3:15 PM – 3:45 PMAfternoon Snack
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Extended Day

  • Gross Motor Play (social hall or playground)
  • STEM time
  • Intentional play

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