Welcome to the Butterflies classroom, our next step in preschool development. Our classroom is set up for children to move freely while learning and playing.
Each area of the classroom is designated to a specific type of play (dramatic, block, sensory, science, etc.) The growth and development of your child is important, therefore, flexibility in play-based areas is changed with children's ongoing interest.
VPK Program In Jacksonville, FL
We enjoy working with children and truly love this profession. As your child continues to develop their curiosity we open up our classrooms to intrigue them.
The freedom they receive turns the average day into a learning frenzy. Our VPK program works to develop the senses through structured and artistic learning. They also learn through play with their peers, helping to round them into Kindergarten-ready children.
Your child becomes a decision-maker in our Preschool VPK program. They learn to accept new challenges and projects that are equipped for their skill level. They help guide our teachers during some exercises, giving them more control over development.
The Butterfly I program uses a specific year long curriculum that is designed by the BJU Press, Foot Steps for Fours. This curriculum allows children the opportunity to explore the world of play along with daily lessons of music, literacy, language, math, art, science, biblical character development and activities associated with preparing for kindergarten.
The bulletin board is located in the classroom's. It displays weekly lesson plans, the daily routine, and other information from the teacher.
The morning teacher of the Butterfly I room uses this to communicate what was discussed during group times and list daily activities. Around the board are photos that were taken to show children's activities.
Children's cubbies are used to store an extra set of clothes and personal belongings. No food or medication is allowed in the cubbies due to the safety of all the children.
Children use the restroom independently throughout the day. Children are only allowed to use the restroom with the same gender. Children are given reminders before and after nap and before outside time. Also, when we see the “potty dance” children are reminded to use the bathroom.
Verbal communication works best in the classroom. If this does not work for you, feel free to call with questions, concerns, or progress updates on your child. The best time to call to speak with us is between 4:30 and 5:30.
Progress Reports and phone conferences are scheduled twice each academic school year. Your child's portfolio will be completed and sent home at the end of the year.