A TYPICAL DAY AT PARK SLOPE SCHOOLHOUSE

Park Slope Schoolhouse offers a full-year (September – August) and full-day (7:30 am – 6:30 pm) program with limited school closures throughout the year. Families can choose between a 5-day spot (M-F), a 3-day spot (M/W/F), and a 2-day spot (T/Th).

In addition to our busy classroom curriculum, we have partnered with Bilingual Birdies for a weekly Spanish music class, as well as Super Soccer Stars for a weekly soccer class for all of our classrooms. 

Please find a typical daily schedule for each class below:

 

Please see below for a typical schedule by class.

One’s Class (for children 1-2 years old)

7:30 – 9:00 Arrival (Table toys & Diaper change)

9:15 – 9:30 Clean Up / Circle time; transition time

9:30 – 10:15 Outdoor Time

10:15 – 10:45 Morning Snack

10:45 – 11:00 Circle Time (songs, stories or games)

11:00 – 11:30 Activity Time (Baking Projects, Collage, Painting etc.)

11:30 – 12:00 Sensory Gym / Diaper Change

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 Rest Time

3:00 – 3:30 Diaper Change/ free-play including special activities

3:30 – 4:15 Outdoor Play

4:15 – 4:30 Wash-up and afternoon snack

4:30 – 4:45 Sensory Gym

4:45 – 5:00 Activity Time

5:00 – 6:00 Free Choice (puzzles, toys, projects)

6:00 – 6:15 Clean-Up & Pick-Up – singing

6:15 – 6:30 Pick-Up continues – books and quiet activities

Two’s Class (for children 2-3 years old)

7:30 –9:00 Arrival (Small group structured free play) 

9:00 – 9:30 Indoor, early morning stretch 

9:30 – 9:45 Toileting/diapering, clean up time

9:45 – 10:00 Circle time, stories, music & movement

10:00 – 10:15 Snack, transition to outdoors

10:15 –11:00 Outdoor play

11:00 – 11:30 Choice time, small group activities (cooking, art/science projects)

11:45 – 12:15 Sensory Gym

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 Nap/Rest time, quiet reading or activities

3:00 – 3:45 Wake, toileting/diapering, table toys, quiet time

3:45 – 4:15 Prepare for circle time, snack & transition to outdoors

4:15 – 5:00 Outdoor play

5:00 – 5:45 Sensory Gym

5:30 Toileting/diapering

5:45 – 6:00 Music/movement

6:00 – 6:20 Quiet area toys, stories, pick up

6:30 SCHOOL CLOSES PROMPTLY AT 6:30 PM

Three’s Class (for children 3-4 years old)

7:30 –  9:00 Arrival (Table toys, structured free play)

9:00 – 9:15 Clean up, wash hands,  bathroom time

9:15 – 9:30 Circle time

9:30 – 10:15 Choice time, small group activities (cooking, art/science projects)

10:20 – 10:45 Sensory Gym

10:45 – 11:00 Wash hands, snack time

11:00 – 12:00 Outdoor play

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch (bathroom and changing after lunch)

12:30 – 1:00 Quiet Activity

1:00 – 3:00 Nap/Rest time, quiet reading or activities

3:00 – 3:30 Structured free play, bathroom 

3:30 – 4:15 Choice activities; tabletop toys, free art, sand or water play

4:15 – 4:30 Circle time

4:30 – 5:00 Wash hands, afternoon snack

5:00 – 6:00 Outdoor play

6:00 – 6:20 Toys, stories, pick up

6:30 SCHOOL CLOSES PROMPTLY AT 6:30 PM.

"Our daughter Eloise spent her first year at home with a wonderful sitter, someone we loved as part of the family. Like most parents, we were nervous about sending our child into an new, unknown environment, but it was the best decision we could have made. Her time at PSS was life altering. Almost immediately we saw growth in her emotional and verbal abilities. Within her first week, she developed self discipline in areas we didn’t think we could have expected from such a young child. She was able to take on projects and games that were more demanding of her concentration and became much more social and verbal.

The environment was loving and engaging, but also structured. She understood what to expect each day at school and what was expected from her. Her development at PSS and the support we received from the entire administration helped bring order to our (at times) chaotic life. It was the best decision we made in our daughter’s early childhood development. Park Slope Schoolhouse gave her an excellent head start and quite possibly spoiled all other schools for us as parents. It is the best."
Tim B., and Denise R., Parents