Younger Preschool (ages 3 yrs-4 yrs)
|Lisa Callahan, Younger Preschool Lead Educator
I have been working as a teacher in early childhood education since 1991 and began teaching at The Holway Child Study Center in 1994. I have enjoyed each moment in the Younger Preschooler classroom, learning, smiling and laughing with your children. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in psychology.
I dreamed at an early age that I would choose a career that allowed me to work with young children. I suppose I was predestined to follow in my mother’s footsteps, as she was a kindergarten teacher for 25 years. I truly enjoy the innocence, enthusiasm, and sense of wonderment that the children share with me each day.
|Kayla McMahon, Younger Preschool Educator
As a 2010 graduate from Wheelock College in Boston, MA, I received a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Education. I am very excited to call The Barn my home after graduation. I am so excited to be working with the children in the younger preschool room and getting to know both the children and families on an individual level. I cannot wait to see what the year has in store of us, while watching the children grow and explore new things.
|Jessica Zabchuck, Younger Preschool Educator
I am a 2011 graduate of Lasell College with a BA in Early Childhood Education. I have lived in Newton for twenty years and am a Newton North graduate. At Newton North, I majored in early childhood education and received my preschool teacher certification. I have always loved children and knew from a young age that being a teacher is what I always wanted to do. I have enjoyed every minute of working at the Barn since my freshman year, I am looking forward to spending more time at The Barn, and continuing to work with children for many years to come.
Younger Preschool Daily Schedule
Classroom size 14 children
|8:00-9:30||GOOD MORNING – greetings, communication with parents, activity areas set up and morning projects, structured free play. Classrooms are open between younger and older preschool.|
|9:30-10:00||CLEAN-UP and CIRCLETIME (choose “star of the day”) monthly or weekly theme discussion, finger plays, stories, experiments, teaching concepts, sharing time…|
|10:00-10:30||SNACK TIME – wash hands, eat snack, quiet book and puzzle time following snack|
|10:30-11:30||OUTSIDE PLAY – gym time, field play and walks|
|11:30-12:00||STORY (bathroom and handwashing)|
|1:00-3:00||NAP TIME- two tape stories while resting on mats, quiet time, rest music and naps|
|3:00-3:30||WAKE UP- bathroom time, writing center and tabletop manipulatives|
|4:00-4:45||AFTERNOON CIRCLE - story and “All About Today” calendar|
|4:45-5:45||OUTSIDE and FREE PLAY (afternoon tabletop activities or projects)|
|5:45-6:00||Clean up time and quiet stories|