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Preschool Program

Our preschool program is a quality program that focuses on providing a solid base in each child’s Early Childhood Education so they can enter kindergarten ready to succeed. Kendal Early Learning Center staff plan daily activities that not only align with our curriculum objectives but also to Ohio’s Early Learning Development Standards that are aligned to Common Core once children enter school. Parents and staff members communicate on a ongoing basis on individual goals set for their child and discuss their progress in the classroom.

Our preschool program also offers:

Our Daily Schedule

6:30 - 8:00 Arrival - free play
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Bathroom breaks, etc.

A.M. Programming

9:00 - 9:35 Large Group
9:35 - 10:35 Choice Time / Small Group
10:35 - 10:50 Clean-up / Read Aloud / Bathroom
10:50 - 11:20 Outside activities - large muscle activity
11:20 - 11:45 Music / Recap our Morning / Wash hands for lunch
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Bathroom breaks, book time on cots

P.M. Programming

12:30 - 2:30 Naps (staff breaks and daily planning) 
2:30 - 3:00 Snack
3:00 - 3:20 Large Group 
3:20 - 3:40 Teacher-facilitated small group activity
3:40 – 4:45 Choice Time
4:45 – 5:00 Clean-up / Read Aloud / Recap our Day / Bathroom
5:00 - 5:30 Outside activities (weather permitting)

Extra weekly additions to our schedule:

Monday – 9 AM - Visit from Polly Carroll & Marie Evans
Monday – 3:30 PM - Cooking Club with our "Grandfriends"
Tuesday – 10:30 AM - Visit from Donna Baznik
Wednesday – 10 AM - Intergenerational Group Time
Wednesday AM - Visit from Anne Lockwood
Thursday AM - Visit from Barbara Whitehouse
Thursday – 3 PM - Intergenerational visit in the Gathering Room
Friday AM - Visit from Jill Wettersten
Third Friday of the Month - Oberlin Public Librarian comes to KELC to do a Story Hour




** This schedule is subject to change due to children’s interest in activities

View our Preschool Lesson Plans here >>