Lil' Gems programs are developmentally appropriate for ages 3 to 5 years.
Children 3 years old by August 31st should consider our preschool program.
Children 4 years old by August 31st should be enrolled in our Pre-Kindergarten program.
Younger children will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We encourage you to review both programs to decide where your child may fit.
Daily Schedule for 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Class
5 minutes Greetings
55 minutes Free choice time: children choose play or engage in a variety of centers
Block or train table, book nook, crafts table, dress up, kitchen area, music, puzzle & sensory table
30 Minutes Music time: songs, instruments, dance, finger plays, and music program practice
15 Minutes Child sharing time: show and tell time followed by snacks and story time
15 minutes Creative Art time: painting, glueing, cutting, tracing, stringing, weaving, etc.
30 Minutes Circle time: calendar, date, weather, theme introduction, lessons, and learning games
10 Minutes Writing time: pre-K classes Free choice time: preschool classes
30 Minutes Drama: role playing, puppet shows, interactive stories, felt stories, and play practice
20 Minutes Lunch
30 Minutes Outside play: social emotional activities, role play, and large motor development