Our Classrooms

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The children in our Toddler Program experience a fully hands-on early childhood learning program, where teachers provide them with a loving and nurturing environment, while simultaneously beginning to imbue greater sophistication into their curriculum. Our program is designed to harness the joy and excitement that accompanies turning two. Children develop language, increased attention span and greater physical capabilities in one fell swoop. JPL is there to provide the environment and program that matches and supports these newfound abilities. Our toddlers begin to engage in sensory experiences, create art, learn songs, have exposure to science experiments, and participate in block building and dramatic play in a deeper and more multifaceted manner.

​Children in the toddler program:

  • Foster independence through self-directed choices
  • Continuously develop language through exposure to a wide variety of materials and experiences, supported by the consistent and intentional language used by their teachers
  • Begin to form relationships with their peers and learning soft social skills such as turn-taking and collaborations
  • Explore the world in a sensory manner, both outside in nature and through the arts. They are introduced to new art mediums and tools with which they can engage their senses and express themselves

Sample Schedule:

9:00 – Arrival and open play time
10:00 – Circle time
10:15 Snack
10:30 – Get ready to go outside
11:30 – Group activity
12:15 – Lunch
1:00 – Naps start
2:30 – Wake up from nap, open play
3:00 – Dismissal for Full Day Friends
3:15 Extended day program begins
3:30- Snack
4:00 – 5:00 – Outside time
5:00 – 6:00 – Small group centers and gradual goodbye

Our preschoolers are ready to reach new heights. They are beginning to form deeper bonds with their peers. They are developing ideas and expanding their understanding of the world through their experiences. Our program focuses on the whole child: developing their social skills and fostering emotional awareness as well as critical thinking and pre-academic skills. We accomplish this by exposing them to a wide range of experiences in art, science and nature, books and early literacy activities.

Children in the preschool program:

  • Are involved in play-based academics that strengthen fine-motor skills, foster creativity and independent thinking and promote pre-math skills
  • Are exposed to literacy in multiple forms
  • Engage in research and observation
  • Develop self-motivated learning by diving deeper into topics that are interesting to them with the help of their teacher
  • Are provided with more complex art mediums, strengthening their creativity and motor skills
  • Further develop their social skills, using their expanding vocabulary to collaborate, empathize and work productively with their peers
  • Take responsibility by taking care of their belonging and cleaning up their messes, finding pride and joy in their independence and the trust that is placed in them.

Sample Schedule:

9:00 – Morning Discovery Centers and Independent Play
10:00 – Circle time
10:15 – snack
10:30- Specialist / music and movement
11:15 – Outside time
12:15 -12:45 – Lunch
12:45 – 1:00 – library time
1:00 – 2:45 – Nap/rest time
3:00- Dismissal for Full Day friends
3:15- Extended day begins, open centers
3:30- Snack
4:00 – 5:00 – Outside
5:00 – 6:00 – Small group centers and gradual goodbye

The JPL Transitional K and Kindergarten (TK-K) program is designed with the objective of fostering the education and development of the whole child. Our goal is to provide a warm, welcoming, and nurturing environment, in which children are able to express themselves and learn new concepts through exploration, experimentation, and discovery. Our program promotes each child’s intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth. Experienced teachers guide the children through this formative year, encouraging active learning and problem-solving, while facilitating friendships

JPL teachers support students’ learning in all academic domains through play-based learning experiences as well as developmentally appropriate explicit instruction. Students will explore and build on prior years’ academic knowledge in specific areas, including but not limited to alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, mathematical concepts, and scientific inquiry. Most importantly, our small classrooms allow us to continue to support our students’ social-emotional growth and their approach to learning.

Children in Pre-K and Transitional K:

  • Further their speaking and listening skills by participating in collaborative conversations
  • Focus on social-emotional learning such as self-awareness and management, social awareness and relationship skills and responsible decision making
  • Use a combination of drawing, dictation and writing to compose a variety of writing for a range of purposes
  • Gain greater skills in science, research and observations and mathematics, working with numbers, shapes and classifications
  • Refine their artistic ideas and techniques, synthesizing their personal knowledge and experiences
  • Develop further command of their language such as grammar in writing and speaking, multiple-meaning words and phrases
  • Approach learning with initiative, self-direction, creativity and cooperation

Sample Schedule:

9:00 – Morning Discovery Centers and Independent Play
10:00 – Circle time: Welcome Songs, Morning Message, Activity Review, Jobs
10:30 – snack
11:00- Outdoor Exploration
12:15 – Lunch
1:00 -Collaborative Play
1:30- Quiet Mat Activities
2:00- Thinking, Learning and Discovery in Small Groups
3:00- Dismissal for Full Day friends
3:15- Extended day begins, open centers
3:30- Snack
4:00 – 5:00 – Afternoon Circle, Math and Literacy
5:00 – 6:00 – Small group centers and gradual goodbye

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