Preschool Classroom

Classroom Age Range

Our Preschool Classroom is designed for children from approximately 40-42 months old to kindergarten. Hundreds of parents in the Chaska, Chanhassen, Waconia, Victoria and Shakopee areas have relied on Ladybug for superb pre-school care for many years.

Free Play

Free Play gives each preschool child a chance to do whatever he or she might like. It is during these times that children choose playmates, learn the give and take of getting along together, practice problem-solving skills, and use their imaginations freely, inventing monsters, circuses or airplanes.

Outdoor Play

Times and indoor activities such as musical chairs, slides, climbing equipment, basketball, tunnels, and aerobic dance develop physical fitness while being just plain fun. Great for preschool children.

Music

Your preschool child will enjoy music, and we include music every day, at group times with songs and finger plays, in marching and musical games, and during nap time.

Choice Time

During Choice Time, each child may set his/her own pace as they pursue personal interests and agendas, choosing from the many areas within the room or from the added interest centers such as cooking or arts and crafts. Preschool children learn best when they can handle and see and touch things rather than trying to work with abstract concepts and symbols. Our interest center activities and materials are chosen with this in mind. During Choice Time, our preschool teachers become facilitators, ready to help a child in making a choice or to provide extra materials or to suggest ways to resolve conflict, etc.

Outside Time

When weather permits, teachers may use their assigned playground times. In the warm-weather months, painting, stories, and other activities may be added to playground activities.

Daily Schedule
6:30 – 8:30 am Freeplay Time: May include manipulatives, dramatic play, block, large muscle play, writing, etc.
8:15 – 8:30 am Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math development, music, and social skills.
8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast: Menu is posted on the center’s kitchen door.
9:00 – 9:15 am Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math development, music, and social skills.
9:15 – 11:15 am Choice Time: Children may choose any activity area(s) in the room or any of the additional interest center activities such as arts/crafts, large muscle games, outdoor play, cooking projects, expanded dramatic play, science and discovery, etc.
11:15-11:30 am Story Time: May include a variety of storytelling techniques, such as puppets, drawing, books read aloud, dictation, etc.
11:30 – 12:15 pm Lunch: Options include a pre-ordered kitchen lunch or a lunch from home. Beverages are provided by Ladybug.
12:15 – 2:45 pm Rest Time: After resting quietly for at least 30 minutes, children may get up and engage in quiet activities.
2:45 – 3:00 pm Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math development, music, and social skills.
3:00 – 3:15 pm Snack: Menu is posted on the center’s kitchen door.
3:15 – 3:30 pm Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math development, music, and social skills.
3:30 – 5:00 pm Choice Time: Children may choose any activity area(s) in the room or any of the additional interest center activities such as arts/crafts, large muscle games, outdoor play, cooking projects, expanded dramatic play, science and discovery, etc.
5:00 pm Wrap Up: Families are leaving, freeplay time, opportunity for children to be helpers as room is straightened and organized for the next day.

We would love for your child to join us. Schedule a Tour to review availability and to learn more about our Ladybug family.

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    Kindergarten Readiness

    Our preschool program is designed to develop the skills that will help your child to be successful in school and later in life. We believe so strongly that your child will be ready for kindergarten that we offer our 100% Kindergarten Readiness Guarantee

    Do you have questions about Kindergarten? Check out the videos below from NAEYC about kindergarten readiness.

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    I’m Ready for Kindergarten!
    A video from NAEYC about a typical day in Kindergarten

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    Kindergarten – Ask a Teacher
    A video from NAEYC asking a teacher the frequently asked questions about Kindergarten