At Kinderstube we strive to provide a multitude of activities that allow the children to explore their world around them with all their senses. We spend our days singing songs, painting pictures, counting things, doing yoga, learning to be a good friend, running outside, listening to instruments, sculpting creations, cooking something tasty, practicing how to clean up after ourselves, going on field trips, dancing in the Ballroom, playing with our friends, reading stories, walking through fallen leaves, observing an animal, baking German cookies, performing at family events, making friends, giving hugs, building snowmen, using our manners, writing our name, taking naps, helping someone, celebrating special days, and welcoming new friends. ...And we do it all in German!
Morning Program: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
7:30AM - 9:00AM Children arrive, free play opportunities and social time, arts and crafts in small groups 9:00AM - 10:00AM Circle time with songs, calendar/weather, interactive stories, guided group activity, Exploratory Learning, weekly theme exploration, letter and number of the week, science concepts 10:00AM - 10:30AM Snack time 10:30AM - 11:30AM Outside play 11:30AM Pick-up for morning students
The morning educational program provides a German immersion learning environment for our students, while covering all important preschool education aspects needed for Kindergarten readiness, such as early writing/reading, Math and number concepts, shapes and colors through art expression, science, social and sensory exploration, as well as music and rhythm.
Lunch & Nap/Quiet Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
11:30AM - 12:00PM Lunch time 12:00PM - 12:30PM Personal hygiene, nap time prep, quiet activities 12:30PM - 1:30PM Nap time/rest, reading books
Children are encouraged to nap or rest for a 30 minute period. Quiet activities can be offered to those who don't need naps anymore. Sleeping children are gently woken up by 2:00PM.
Afternoon Program: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1:30PM - 2:00PM Wake up time, nap/cots clean up 1:30PM - 2:30PM Vorschule: (Pre-Kindergarten activities) and free choice play time 2:30PM - 3:00PM Afternoon circle time, Music and literacy education emphasis, 3:00PM - 3:30PM Snack time 3:30PM - 4:15PM Outside time or large motor activity 4:30PM Pick up time
The afternoon program at Kinderstube allows for more child-initiated, cognitive and manipulative activities that develop children's creativity and problem-solving skills, such as playing at the sensory table, solving puzzles, one-to-one playtime with teachers, creative play with classmates, group sing-alongs, outdoor recreation, and more! Our circle time focus is on music, rhythm and movement. Activities may also include Vorschule for our 4 year-olds, Students who will start Kindergarten in the following school year enjoy small group activities in the areas of early math and reading/writing (i. E. exploration of patterns, board games and game rules, dice and counting as well as letter introduction and early literacy games. Younger students enjoy free choice play and social interaction during that time.