The main focus of Preschool in Abu Dhabi is to prepare the children for the transition to kindergarten by providing a lot of interesting and engaging opportunities. They also focus on the social and emotional development of kids.
Preschool Daily Schedule
Here is all about a day in the life of a preschool kid shared with us by Mosaic Nursery, Reem Island branch.
- 08:00 am: Preschool opens:
The teachers welcome the children. The kids say goodbye to parents and go to the classroom with their respective teachers. The teacher let the kids take a few minutes to relax, play with stuffed toys and talk to their friends to get fresh and active.
- 08:30- 09:30 am: Learning experiences in the classroom:
To make learning more enjoyable, the lessons are designed through activities and games. There are several learning stations in the classroom, the teacher encourages the kids to join any station they find interesting. These learning stations have several activities related to math, literacy, science, art and craft, etc. All these activities are interconnected.
A high-quality preschool learning center focuses on providing more hands-on experience than sending worksheets daily to the kid’s home. The children play with toys that improve their motor skills.
The teacher keeps the kids involved in these activities for one hour.
- 09:30 to 10:30 am: Learning at Outdoor play area:
By this time, the teacher takes the kids outside the classroom to change the learning environment.
The kids learn about science and nature through gardening activities. They grow their own vegetables, fruits, flowers, and give them water every day.
The kids play scavenger hunt where they have to find different things the teacher has hidden. She tries to incorporate all the concepts they have learned in the class. For instance, find five green things, or collect 3 round things, etc.
- 10:30 am to 11:00 am: Children enjoy their lunch:
The kids are asked to bring nutritious meal boxes from home. The teacher sits with the kids and eats her lunch with them. This teaches the importance of eating together, sharing the meal with each other, the manners of eating, and build a strong connection with the teacher and other kids through conversation.
- 11:00 am to 12:00 pm: Group activities:
This is the time for some group activities. Group size is up to five children with one teacher to perform some group projects. These projects are aligned with the theme of the week.
For instance, sink or float activity, where the teacher puts a lot of stuff in a basket and children take turns to check whether it will float or sink in the water.
There is another science activity that kids really enjoy for a long time. The teacher fills a cup with oil. Then take five cups and fill it with water and add different food colors in it. Then distribute each child a pipette or a dropper. The kids drop the color in the oil one by one and enjoy it. This experiment teaches them that oil and water can’t mix together.
- 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm: Goodbye time:
After all these messy activities, the kids wash hands and face. The teacher combs their hair to make them tidy again. It’s time to say goodbye to the teacher and friends until tomorrow.
Now you are aware of what toddlers do at a preschool. If you are looking for the Best Nursery in Abu Dhabi for your toddler with an after school daycare facility, then you must visit Mosaic Nursery in Reem Island that offers high-quality early year education in a safe and secure environment.