For the majority of class time each day, children are free to engage in activities and learning centres according to their own interests. Teachers observe and respond to children's play in ways that guide learning and model age-appropriate skills.
Other regular activities also play an important part in the daily classroom routine:
At Glenbrook Community Preschool, our teachers use
child-directed play to create age-appropriate learning opportunities for preschoolers. Teachers design play-based learning centres in the classrooms such as:
Snack is provided by the preschool. Teachers encourage children to be independent in hand-washing and clean-up. Snacks include a small cup of water and a combination of two items such as raisins, dried cranberries, goldfish crackers, snack crackers, pretzels, cheese, apples, bananas, grapes, etc. Glenbrook Community Preschool has a no nut policy and makes every effort to accommodate other food allergies.
Glenbrook Community Preschool's location inside Glenbrook Elementary School helps children become familiar with school rules and the school environment. Class finishes each day with hand cleaning and a quiet walk through the school halls to wait for parents in the boot room. The boot room also provides an opportunity for parents to connect with teachers if need be.
The Glenbrook Community Preschool is a non-profit organization operated by a Parents' Advisory Committee (PAC), which is guided by an Executive elected for each school year. In addition to the Executive, several volunteer committees are formed to assist in the major areas of preschool operations. The PAC is comprised of any interested parents with children enrolled in that year's program.
PAC meetings are announced in the Preschool's Monthly newsletter. Every parent in encouraged and welcome to attend - it is your way of having a direct say in how the preschool is operated. For more information on PAC meetings and a list of the current Executive and Volunteer Coordinators, please see the Parent Handbook on our Registration page (under Policies and Procedures).
For more information on child-directed, play-based learning please visit our Play-Based Learning page.