Pre - K 2 - Program Overview

Teacher to child ratio 1:11

A child’s attention span at this age requires flexibility, compassion, and patience. Our highly trained and state licensed teachers follow the same Reggio Emilia-inspired principles as for older children. At our Pre-K 2 classroom we begin to introduce project work that reward curiosity, investigation, and discovery for each child. Teachers take physical and verbal cues from children in order to develop “real world” projects, allowing our students to explore their surroundings in a meaningful way. Teacher observations are critical at this stage of learning to flexibly reorganize projects to keep children engaged. Our students are exposed to emergent literacy, music, art, dramatic play, sensory, motor-development, science, and pre-math experiences on a regular basis through project work. Educational experiences are designed to be age-appropriate and personally challenging, and the learning process is more valued than the finished product.

Piccoli Bambini Preschool is proud to offer several wonderful and varied outdoor experiences for Pre-K 2. Our facility features a secure covered hardscape play area and a fenced playground perfect for younger children where teachers lead explorations and children grow up appreciating our shared environment. Even at this young age, Reggio inspired projects often flow from the observations and questions little ones contribute.


Because communication is the key to keeping parents involved and aware of their child’s activities and growth while at the center we will provide the following:

  • Kinderlime App - A software program that can be used on smartphones, tablets and laptops to easily see when your child was picked up/dropped off, view photos of your child’s activities and daily sheet tracking each child’s meals, diapering/potty training progress, and sleep.
  • The opportunity to develop relationships between the classroom and the families through our family events and activities.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences two times per year covering each infant’s development and growth.
  • Frequent conversations between teachers and parents either in person or by phone.
  • Our center’s open door policy which allows parents to visit at any time and spend time in the classroom.

Objectives for Development and Learning

Pre-K 2 Daily Schedule

7:00 - 8:00 AM

8:00 - 8:30 AM

8:30 - 9:00 AM

9:00 - 9:30 AM

9:30 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:00 AM

11:00 - 11:30 AM

11:30 - 12:00 PM

12:00 - 12:30 PM

12:30 - 2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:00 PM

3:00 - 3:30 PM

3:30 - 4:00 PM

4:00 - 4:30 PM

4:30 - 5:00 PM

5:00 - 5:30 PM

5:30 - 6:00 PM

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Early Care

Arrival and Greeting. Exploration and Free Choice Play

Morning Snack

Assembly - Literacy Activity

Experience Project Work and Center Time

Clean-Up, Potty Training and Hygiene Routine Care*

Outdoor Experience and Playground Time

Clean-Up, Potty Training and Hygiene Routine Care*

Lunch Time

Clean-Up, Potty Training and Hygiene Routine Care*

Rest Time

Clean-Up, Potty Training and Hygiene Routine Care*

Snack Time

Outdoor Experience and Playground Time

Clean-Up, Potty Training and Hygiene Routine Care*

Sensory Activity

Fine or Gross Motor Skill Activity

Clean Up - Potty Training - Hygiene Routine Care* and Dismissal

After Care

*Hygiene Routine Care is ongoing and provided on demand. It includes diapering, nose wiping and hand washing.