Monthly Themes

Our varied programs help in developing the whole child by meeting their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs.

Since children develop differently at different ages, we offer preschool programs themes designed for certain age groups.

Apples

Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Listening to songs and fingerplays; listening to picture books read aloud
  • Motor: Practicing eye-hand coordination in an activity gym; throwing balls into a basket
  • Cognitive: Exploring classification by playing with two identical and one different object
  • Sensory: Exploring pumpkins and leaves

Willows

For Willows, the theme is “The Farm.”  Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Exploring books, photographs, and magnets about the farm; singing songs
  • Creative Arts: Making collages using tape; playing musical instruments
  • Sensory: Washing pumpkins; dancing with scarves
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to be farmers tending to animals and crops with farm-related props and accessories

Figs

For Figs, the theme is “The Farm.” Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language Arts: Exploring farm-related books and photographs; using farm-related finger puppets and flannel pieces to tell farm stories; Listening to the featured books Let’s Go Visiting by Sue Williams and The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most read aloud
  • Creative Arts: Creating sticky art in a variety of ways using contact paper, stickers, two- and three-dimensional collage materials, glue, and paper
  • Science & Sensory: Exploring potting soil
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to be farmers and customers in a farmer’s market
  • Math & Manipulatives: Sorting by shape and size

Oaks

For Oaks, the theme is “My Community.”  Sample activities include:

  • Library and Language Arts: Writing and mailing letters and cards in a post office; reading the featured book Worksong by Gary Paulsen
  • Creative Arts: Creating a community mural on butcher paper; making sculptures
  • Science & Sensory: Exploring objects inside a feely box; exploring play dough with tools, cookie cutters, and plastic vehicles and people
  • Dramatic Play: Taking on a variety of roles in a beauty shop
  • Math & Manipulatives: Working with lacing cards; identifying numbers placed inside a feely box by tracing their shapes