Preschool Room


Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1

Teacher: Chris Stark

Preschoolers are ready to learn in new and fun ways. Your child will build confidence and school-readiness skills through music, climbing and moving, art, stories, and hands-on activities. In the preschool room your child will:

  • Focus on a different theme each week, examples include animals, colors, holidays, etc.
  • Continue learning how to be nice to friends and to respect adults
  • Socialize with residents and tenants of St. John’s Circle of Care
  • Begin to recognize letters and sounds
  • Build large-motor skills through outside play
  • Participate in various special events, holiday celebrations and field trips

A typical day in the preschool room looks like this:

7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Choose an Activity (Books, Coloring, Climber, etc.)
9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Calendar, Weather, Thematic Discussion
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Station Visit
9:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Art or Science
10:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Center Play (Rotate between stations)
Letter of the day/Name Writing
Dramatic Play
Sensory Table/Easel
10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Bathroom and Line Up
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Outside or Rec Room
11:15 a.m. – Noon Lunch
Noon – 12:10 p.m. Bathroom, shoes off, individual book time
12:10 p.m. – 12:25 p.m. Music
12:25 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. Story Time
12:35 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Prepare for nap (bathroom, drinks, etc.)
12:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Nap
3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Wake up and bathroom
3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Snack
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Choose an Activity (Dramatic Play, blocks, etc)
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Outside or Rec Room (If nice, stay outside)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Preschoolers combine with Toddlers, Pick Up


“My daughters have flourished at GrandKids. I love that their day is structured, that they spend lots of time outside, that the teachers truly care about them, and that they get to interact with the residents at St. John’s. I always say that I love GrandKids because my kids do there what they would do if they were home with me. In my mind there is no other choice for child care.”  Becky Tonn