Rainbow Bears Class: Mrs. Tina

Age range: Late 4 to 5 year old.

Our pre-kindergarten program provides an environment organized for active, hands-on learning for each child. Activities use play as an important learning tool to support our exploration/ play based learning environment.

7:00am- 9:00am  Center Opens, Welcome!
8:00am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-11:30 Morning Meeting, Free Choice Play, Art, and Outside Play(weather permitting)
11:30am-12:15pm Washing Hands, Lunch
12:15pm-12:45pm Washing Hands, Bathroom, Story Time
12:45pm-3:00pm Nap Time                                                                      
3:00pm-3:30pm Wake Time & Snack
3:30pm-6:00pm Free Choice Play, Outside play, (Weather Permitting )Pick-ups and Farewell.
6:00pm Center Close

Depending on the needs/ interest of the children and / or weather, schedule may change.


Welcome to Our Class

The project of making a solar oven started when some of the children said they had never been camping. Children who had been camping gave details about camping being fun and how good s’mores are. From this, we agreed that our class should go camping. We had many discussions on what we need and what people do when they go camping.

The big question, how can we make s’mores without a real fire? This led to research on how to make a solar oven. (Problem solving) Instructions were printed and the children went to work taking turns and helping each other.

(Social/emotional) Rulers were used to mark where to cut, the marked lines were cut and then glued aluminum in place. (Number recognition and fine motor skills) Then we put our s’mores in the ovens and waited. The result: After nap we ate our s’mores for snack. Yum, yum! 



CCDC staff, parents, and consultants work closely together to design a curriculum  based on the following goals for early childhood development:



We offer activities that promote self-confidence, self-motivation, and respect for others.


We encourage children to use oral and written communication to describe their ideas,  observations, and feelings.


We stimulate cognitive growth by emphasizing thinking, experimenting, and respect for diversity.

Creative Expression

We promote creative expression
through art, music, and drama.


We offer activities that promote large and small
muscle development.


We teach children how to be safe and promote
independence. We provide nutritious foods and promote good eating habits.