Daily Schedule

During normal operations, the preschool operates Tuesday through Friday from 8:45 am to 11:45 am (“AM session” for 3 and 4-year-olds) and from 12:45 pm to 3:45 pm (“PM session” or pre-kindergarten for 4 and 5-year-olds).  Holidays and vacations coincide with the Castro Valley Unified School District’s calendar.

AM Schedule PM
8:30 Work Day Parents Arrive:  Set Up Projects & Assigned Areas 12:30
8:45 Children arrive, school starts 12:15
9:00 Opening circle: songs, calendar, projects introduced (in the front room) 1:00
9:15 Circle dismissed: projects & free choice play (PM: work stations twice a week) 1:15
10:15 Clean up & wash up for snack time: story time at snack tables 2:15
10:25 Snack 2:25
10:40 Free Choice Play 2:40
11:30 Closing circle: freeze dance/song/day review (in the front room) 3:30
11:45 Children depart: school day ends
Workday parents finish area jobs, clean up, talk time with the workday team
12:00 Workday parents depart 4:00

The schedule may change due to special occasions like birthdays, picture days, guest speakers, fireman visits, Santa Claus visits, Easter Bunny, Teddy Bear Tea, etc.