Our Classrooms

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.

 
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Infant Room

Where Great Minds Are Born

Infant Room (6weeks-18 months)         

Here at GCC we aim to provide a warm, safe, and nurturing environment for your baby.  When first enrolling we communicate with each parent about their child to create a schedule that works the best for the family. We provide a monthly curriculum and creative weekly lesson plan that follows the RIELDS (Rhode Island Early Learning Standards), to help your child reach their goals: sitting up on their own, crawling, self-feeding, walking, first words, etc. Following the RIELDS we document and provide assessments of how your child is doing but understand that each child grows and learns at their own individual pace. Though Infant Room has no set schedule throughout the day we provide music and movement, story time, sensory, gross motor, and outdoor play to aid in their development. Each day you will receive a daily sheet to see what times your child ate, napped, when they were changed, the reason for the diaper change as well as daily notes of communication from the teacher of how your child’s day was.    We will also keep in contact with our parents through an app called Brightwheel. The app will connect you with real time visibility into your child's day with photos, videos and updates.

 
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Toddler Room

A person’s a person, no matter how small.
~Dr. Seuss

In Toddler Room we provide a nurturing environment with room to play and learn as they grow.  The classroom follows a monthly curriculum and creative weekly lesson plan based on the RIELDS (Rhode Island Early Learning Standards). The curriculum we teach will help your child reach their goals in development. The teachers document and assess your child’s development using the RIELDS. Once your toddler reaches two years of age, we offer to help in the transition to Potty training. The monthly curriculum changes each month which helps your child to learn new themes, colors, and shapes that help aid in their language development. Throughout the day your Toddler follows a structured schedule including the following: circle time, story time, group time, music and movement, sensory, free play, and outdoor play. Each day you will receive a daily sheet to see how your child did for lunch, story time, group, circle, and nap. We will also inform you of the times they were changed with the reason or times of potty use if they are in the potty-training phase. The daily sheet will also include notes from the teacher of how their overall day was.  Our teachers will also keep in contact with our parents through an app called Brightwheel. The app will connect you with real time visibility into your child's day with photos, videos and updates. 

Below is an example of Toddler Room Schedule.


Toddler Room Schedule 

7:30AM-8:20AM: Arrival with COVID Screening/Handwashing/Free Play

8:20AM-8:30AM: Handwashing/Morning Snack Prep 

8:30AM-8:45AM: Morning Snack

8:45AM-9:00AM: Diaper/Potty/Handwashing/Free Play

9:00AM-9:10AM: Circle Time 

9:10AM-9:20AM: Group Activity 

9:20AM-9:30AM: Outdoor Prep 

9:30AM-10:15AM: Outdoor Play/Gross Motor 

10:20AM-10:30AM: Handwashing/Diaper/Potty/Handwashing 

10:30AM-10:40AM: Free Play/ Lunch Prep 

10:40AM-10:50AM: Story Time

10:50AM-11:20AM: Lunch 

11:20AM-11:30AM: Lunch Clean up

11:30AM-1:30PM: Nap Time/Quiet Time  

1:30PM-2:00PM: Diaper/Potty/Handwashing/ Free Play/ Snack Prep 

2:00PM-2:20PM: Handwashing/Snack/Outdoor Prep

2:20PM-2:50PM: Outdoor Play 

2:50PM-3:00PM: Handwashing/Diaper/Potty/Handwashing 

3:00PM-3:15PM: Small Group 

3:15PM-3:30PM: Music Play 

3:30pm-4:30PM: Free Play/Closing Prep/ Pickup  

 
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Preschool 3 (3-4 years) Pre-K (4-5 years)

The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

At GCC we provide a caring and encouraging environment that allows children to play and learn as they grow at their own pace. The classroom follows a monthly curriculum and inventive weekly lesson plan that incorporates the RIELDS (Rhode Island Early Learning Standards). We observe and record assessments following the RIELDS to help your child reach their development goals and to ensure they are prepared for Kindergarten.  Our teacher’s complete assessments and observations which help to make sure each child is reaching their goals. The lesson plans we develop are designed to meet each child’s needs. The children will follow a structured schedule throughout the day that includes circle time, group time, sensory, free play, music and movement, story, and outdoor play. Our Preschool and Pre-k teachers keep in contact with our parents through an app called Brightwheel. The app will connect you with real time visibility into your child's day with photos, videos and updates. It is also inform an easy way of communication to answer any parent questions or concerns. 

Below is an example of the Preschool Schedule.  


Preschool Room Schedule

7:30AM: Centers/Free Play 

8:15AM: Cleanup/Handwashing

8:20AM: Morning Snack 

8:45AM: Potty/Handwashing 

9:00AM: Circle 

9:20AM: Group 

9:45AM: Story Time 

9:55AM: Potty/Handwashing/Outdoor Prep 

10:00-10:45AM: Outdoor Play 

10:45AM: Handwashing/Water

11:00AM: Music & Movement 

11:15AM: Handwashing 

11:20AM: Lunch 

11:50AM: Potty/Handwashing 

12:00-2:00PM: Rest Time 

2:00PM: Potty/Handwashing/Free Play

2:30PM: Afternoon Snack 

2:50PM: Handwashing/Outdoor Prep

3:00-3:30PM: Outdoor Time 

3:30PM: Potty/Handwashing/Water

3:40PM: Closing Circle 

3:50PM: Free Play

4:10PM: Books/Quiet Play

4:30PM: Parent Pickup      

 
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