8:30 am – Welcome to School: Children are greeted outside in the playground or in the classroom. They have free time to explore materials, games and themed activities, greet friends, and observe animals while making a gentle transition from home to school.
9:30 am – Circle time: Children gather to discuss the nature theme of the week. They participate in songs, finger plays, stories, puppetry and exploration of related natural materials. They experience live animal encounters with our resident animals and periodically have musical encounters with Ms. Davnet and her guitar, Executive Director of DPNC and founder of the preschool. (Outside whenever possible)
10:00 am – Snack time: Healthy snacks are served family style at communal tables indoors or out depending on weather.
10:30 am – Outdoor Exploration & Hike Time: Explore, hike, pond dip, visit streams, pretend play, observe and listen, and play games throughout the Nature Center.
12:00-12:30 pm Pick-Up Time: Children play in outdoor play areas near the preschool while parents arrive for pick up.