Our Classes

Terrific Twos Class

Welcome to the Terrific Twos! The Terrific Twos is a one (1) hour class for 2 year-olds and a parent, grandparent or caregiver. There are many developmental benefits that your child will receive over the course of the year but the major one is that the class allows parents to bond with their child on another level. It also provides an opportunity for parents to make connections with other moms or dads and to feel part of a community.

Each month will have a different theme. All of our projects, songs, stories, and fingerplays will be centered around that theme. We will also have a color day on the first class of each month. I encourage you and your child to wear that color to school that day.

Our daily routine will include centers, circle time, a story, art, snack, large motor activities.

Your child will love coming to our Terrific Twos Class. We will have so much fun learning and exploring. We love to get messy, so don't dress in your Sunday best! Paint, glue, and sometimes even mud will be used in our classroom. We will use bean bags, parachutes, and scarves for large motor activities. The children will get to explore their senses with different materials in the sensory table.

Terrific Twos is a great start to a child's preschool experience!

Our class schedule:

  • Table Activities
  • Clean Up
  • Circle Time
  • Craft
  • Snack/story
  • Closing

Three Year-Old Class

Our class is designed to provide learning activities that will help the children recognize and learn colors, numbers, letters, seasons, the calendar and many other concepts and social skills. We work with them in learning how to use scissors, recognize their name, getting along and sharing with others. We also focus on their sitting quietly during circle time and listening to the teacher. The class is structured so that the children are able to learn routine and anticipate the next activity.

Daily Schedule

  • Arrival & Free Play (free play, occasional crafts, some individual work)
  • Circle Time (Good morning, day & date (counting), weather, lesson
  • Craft
  • Lavatory
  • Snack
  • Quiet Time
  • Group Activities (Show & Tell, Library, singing, outside (weather permitting), fingerplays, activities to records, tapes, & CDs, drama activities, gross motor activities
  • Dismissal

Pre-Kindergarten Classes

The Pre-K Program at our school is designed to prepare the preschooler for his/her kindergarten experience. It is important for all the children to socialize with others as they will be doing this for the next 13 years. Preschool is the perfect environment for this.

In addition, we prepare our students for learning to read, write, and do mathmatics. We accomplish this through a variety of activities, including: singing songs, reading stories (listening) and poetry, using learning centers, and playing games.

Learning can be and is fun!

Rounding out our busy day is outdoor playtime and activities which promote their gross motor skills. Running, skipping, hopping, and learning to use the swing set without being pushed (that's huge!)are some examples.

A PreK experience is highly recommended before children go off to kindergarden. It provides a longer day for them in preparation for their full days in kindergarten, everyday. Our goal is for children to love learning and to love coming to school each day and to prepare them well for the next step of their educational journey!

Monday/Wednesday/Friday Schedule

9:00-9:10 AM Arrival

9:10-9:25 AM Opening (Roll call, Day/Date, Weather)

9:25-9:45 AM Story and Table Work (Learning the Letter of the Week, Coloring)

9:45-10:30 AM Centers & Free Play (Learning Games, Crafts, One on One Time w/ Teacher)

10:30-10:50 AM Bathroom/Snack Break

10:50-11:00 AM Show and Tell/Library

11:00-11:10 AM Music & Movement

11:10-11:25 AM Group Games, Outside Play, Puzzles, Learning Worksheet, Story

11:25-11:30 AM Prepare for Dismissal

Tuesday/Thursday Schedule

9:00-9:10 AM Arrival

9:10-9:30 AM Opening (Roll Call, Day/Date, Weather)

9:30-10:00 AM Story and Table Work (Learning Letter of the Week, Coloring)

10:00-10:45 AM Centers & Free Play (Learning Games, Crafts, One on One Time w/ Teacher)

11:00-11:15 AM Bathroom/Snack Break

11:15-11:30 AM Show and Tell/Library

11:15-11:30 AM Music & Movement

11:30 AM- 12:10 PM Group Games, Outside Play, Puzzles, Learning Worksheet, Story

12:10-12:15 PM Prepare for Dismissal

Monday - Friday Schedule

9:00-9:10 AM Arrival

9:10-9:30 AM Opening (Roll Call, Day/Date, Weather)

9:30-10:00 AM Story and Table Work (Learning Letter of the Week, Coloring)

10:00-10:45 AM Centers & Free Play (Learning Games, Crafts, One on One Time w/ Teacher)

11:00-11:15 AM Bathroom/Snack Break

11:15-11:30 AM Show and Tell/Library

11:15-11:30 AM Music & Movement

11:30 AM- 12:10 PM Group Games, Outside Play, Puzzles, Learning Worksheet, Story

12:10-12:15 PM Prepare for Dismissal

Schwarzwald UCC Preschool

75 Church Lane Road | Reading, PA 19606

610.406.9098 | info@preschool.schwarzwalducc-pa.org