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.
|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|
|10:40||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.