Over the last 50 years, we have fine-tuned our curriculum to meet the unique developmental needs of preschoolers, to captivate their imaginations, to inspire them, and to even make them giggle. We embrace emergent curriculum that is child inspired and teacher guided. Daily curriculum focuses on all areas of development and is designed for each specific class by their teachers.

Social Emotional Development (turn taking, verbal conflict resolution, entering into play)

Cognitive Development (pre-reading skills, pre-math skills, sorting, classification, observation and prediction skills)

Physical Development

  • Fine motor skills (cutting, play dough, painting, drawing, manipulatives)
  • Gross motor skills (running, climbing, jumping, biking, swinging)

Schedule for 2s' Program

  • Bright and Early - Students of all ages may participate in our early morning drop off program.  Families with students in this program may drop off at 8:00am on their days of attendance.  All Bright and Early students are dropped off in the common room with a St. Mark's staff member, where they enjoy quiet activities, music, and stories.
  • 9:00 - Arrival into the classroom; greeted by Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher
  • 9:00-9:45 - Free play inside the classroom
  • 9:40 - Cleanup time and hand washing
  • 9:45 - Snack in the classroom 
  • 10:00 - Transition to outside
  • 10:00-11:00 - Outdoor play (while older children are indoors)
  • 11:00 - Transition back to classroom
  • 11:00-11:30 - Personal care for individual needs (diapering and hanging of clothing if needed) in parallel with continued free play in the classroom
  • 11:40 - Cleanup time
  • 11:45-12:00 - Circle time
  • OPTIONAL 12:00-2:30 Lunch Bunch - Children who stay for lunch bunch bring a lunch from home to eat with the teachers and their friends. After lunch, the children are free to play inside or outside. Lunch Bunch concludes with some quiet time listening to a story or music.
  • OPTIONAL 2:30-5:30 Extended Day Program

Schedule for 3s' Program:

  • Bright and Early - Students of all ages may participate in our early morning drop off program.  Families with students in this program may drop off at 8:00am on their days of attendance.  All Bright and Early students are dropped off in the common room with a St. Mark's staff member, where they enjoy quiet activities, music, and stories.
  • 9:00 - Arrival and hand washing
  • 9:00-10:00 - Free play with 3-5 year olds, inside and outside (art, dramatic play, gross motor fun, and much more!)
  • 10:00 - Transition to inside, short circle to review the day
  • 10:05 - Hand washing and snack in the classroom
  • 10:20-11:20 - Inside play time, project time
  • 11:20 - Cleanup time
  • 11:30 - Circle time 
  • 11:40-12:00 - Outside free play
  • OPTIONAL 12:00-2:30 Lunch Bunch - Children who stay for lunch bunch bring a lunch from home to eat with the teachers and their friends. After lunch, the children are free to play inside or outside. Lunch Bunch concludes with some quiet time listening to a story or music.
  • OPTIONAL 2:30-5:30 Extended Day Program

Schedule for 4s' and 5s' Program:

  • 9:00 - Arrival and hand washing 
  • 9:00-9:50 - Free play with 3-5 year olds, inside and outside (art, dramatic play, gross motor fun, and much more!)
  • 9:50 - Transition to inside
  • 9:50 - Short circle to discuss our day
  • 10:20-11:20 - Classroom time, project time, art, building, dramatic play, science, math, reading, writing
  • 11:20 - Cleanup time 
  • 11:25 - Circle time (Stories, songs, finger plays, webbing, discussions of the word we did during the day, planning for the next day)
  • 11:40 - Transition to outside
  • 11:40-12:00 - Outside free play 
  • OPTIONAL 12:00-2:30 Lunch Bunch - Children who stay for lunch bunch bring a lunch from home to eat with the teachers and their friends. After lunch, the children are free to play inside or outside. Lunch Bunch concludes with some quiet time listening to a story or music.
  • OPTIONAL 2:30-5:30 Extended Day Program