Proudly nurturing and enriching the lives of Western New York children for over 25 years!

Orange Bears

A desire for independence, cooperation and constructive experiences defines our preschoolers. While the transition from home is smoother at this age, each child still requires several, healthy bonding experiences with both children and adults. This is why we focus on friendship building and the promotion of ‘self,’ everyday.

The New York State Pre-K standards in Reading / Language Arts and Mathematics frame the Kindergarten Readiness Program. Your child will enjoy dressing up and engaging in dramatic playtime, constructing block structures, piecing together puzzles and painting their own imaginative creations. Our preschool program encourages organized play and group tasks within a unified classroom setting, while listening and language skills are nurtured for a positive transition into formal kindergarten.

Our kindergarten readiness schedule is flexible.

6:30 – 9:00: Our caring staff receives your child warmly as the play center opens.

9:00 – 9:30: Morning snack for each eager and hungry, “Orange Bear.”

9:30 – 10:00: Circle time activities, which include theme development, literacy experiences, skill reviews and story time.

10:00 – 10:30: Music and movement activity with health and exercise.

10:30 – 10:45: Outdoor activities and games. We also engage your child in science activities.

10:45 – 11:45: Small group activities are designed with kindergarten preparedness in mind. Exercises include cooperative cognitive games, fine motor and language skill activities, as well as computer, Spanish and music enrichment curriculums.

11:45 – 12:15: “Orange Bears” gather for a YUMMY family style lunch.

12:15 – 1:00: We take this time to transition into the afternoon with lunch and classroom cleanup, quiet story time, soft music, journal writing and puzzles.

1:00 – 3:00: Time for rest.

3:00 – 3:15: Afternoon snack.

3:15 – 3:45: Outdoor activities consisting of group games and play.

3:45 – 4:15: Educational engagement in our classroom centers and computer centers with language charts and theme interest extension.

4:15 – 4:45: Your “Orange Bear” engages in an afternoon circle to review the day, read stories aloud and plan for the next day.

4:45 – 6:00: Your preschooler begins to wind down their day and get ready to return home with teacher-led quiet activities.

• Our program closes at 6:00PM.