A DAY IN A CO-OP CLASSROOM
Mt. Tabor Preschool is a developmental, cooperative preschool. We believe that each child develops at a different rate physically, socially and intellectually. We endeavor to provide a wide variety of experiences to accommodate the children’s interests and needs as individuals and as a group. Experiences are provided to stimulate socialization skills and promote self-esteem.
Parental support and education are important aspects of preschool. A cooperative preschool gives parents an opportunity to participate in activities with their child.
Our classroom is great. One whole wall of windows means full, natural light all day, with plenty of space for everyone.
Teacher Amy keeps the stations fresh by bringing out different themed activities throughout the year
- Located on the ground floor of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church (same building as TaborSpace)
- Art area, storytime area, story time sofa, play loft, dramatic play area, kitchen, snack area, and cubbies
- Our own fenced playground
- Mt. Tabor Preschool is a member of Parent Child Preschools of Oregon (PCPO).
A TYPICAL DAY
PREP: 9:00 to 9:30 — Teacher Amy plus the day’s two Parent helpers arrive and get the classroom ready. Duties include getting that day’s activities ready, opening up the playground equipment, checking the bathrooms and prepping the snacks.
DROPOFF 9:30 to 9:40 — Kids arrive. Parents sign in their kids into class, hang around for a while to settle their kids or check in with friends (or it has been known for parents to pop upstairs to TaborSpace for a coffee)
ACTIVITIES 9:40 to 10:00 — Kids go from activity station to activity station, anything from crafts to dressing up for dramatic play to sensory table to blocks and lego to reading a story. The Parent Helpers help kids where they’re needed and make sure everyone is getting along and is has found an activitity.
SNACK TIME! 10:00 to 10:30 — Every day, one Parent Helper brings a carb snack, and one brings a veg / protein. We track allergies carefully (for example no peanuts if there’s student with an allergy), and snacks always have to be healthy. Think carrots, crackers and cheese sticks, no cookies or chips. At the end, Parent Helpers help the students put away their snack trays.
CIRCLE TIME 10:30 to 11:00 — Teacher Amy gathers the kids around the on the carpet and reads stories, goes over the letter of the week, and one of the kids presents his family.
HEAD OUTSIDE 11:00 to 11:30 — Unless the weather is totally unreasonable, everyone goes out to the play structure to burn off some energy. If the weather is rough, we do gross motor play indoors.
LUNCH (Seniors) 11:45 to 12:15 — Seniors bring their lunch to school. Again, families know about their classes allergies.
PICKUP (Noon for Juniors, 12:30 for Seniors)— Kids say goodbye and Parents sign out their kids as the Parent Helpers clean up, wipe down and vacuum. We’re normally out of there within 30 minutes of pickup.