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St. Paul’s Nursery School is committed to providing a quality, fun and safe educational experience for young children. We offer a warm Christian environment carefully tapping each child’s individual potential with creative and stimulating activities. Children will learn and discover free from academic pressure, feeling happy, successful and develop a healthy self-concept.
St. Paul’s Nursery School is located in the lower level of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 1361 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio, 44313, with easy access from Kenilworth Drive. Phone (330) 836-2355. Fax (330) 836-1012.
Typical Day at St. Paul’s Nursery School
9:00–9:15a or 12:30–12:45p
Arrival, welcome, introduce today's theme and the day's activities
Job Chart: Each child gets a different job to do each day. The job gives the children responsibility and helps them to feel like an important part of the classroom.
9:15–10:00a or 12:45–1:30p
Free Choice / Playtime & Creative Activities — The children have the opportunity to use toys, which include, thinking, learning, & creativity. Play includes table games, puzzles, fine motor manipulatives, role playing / pretend area, blocks, science center, cars, trucks, legos etc. Creative activities include the painting easel, marker easel, chalkboard, flannel board, drawing, coloring, cutting and gluing. Whatever the children create they may take home. These art projects enhance the children's creativity and also give them a sense of accomplishment and pride.
10:00-10:10a or 1:30-1:40p
Clean-Up Time — The children learn to take care of the classroom toys - a respect for another's property, learn how to clean up and a sense of helping others.
10:10–10:20a or 1:40-1:50p
Quiet Time — The children listen to quiet music, choose a book from the shelf and relax while they look at the book. As children finish looking at their books, they may individually use the restroom and wash their hands before snack time.
10:20-10:30a or 1:00-2:00p
Snack Time — The children learn table manners, taste different foods and share conversation.
10:30-11:00a or 2:00-2:30p
Circle Time — The children will learn new songs and finger plays that pertain to the weekly theme. They may also use this time for Show and Tell. The children will participate in circle games, music, musical instruments and rhythm activities, stories and flannel board activities. We will discuss our themes, daily activities, the calendar, days of the week, special days, and the weather.
11:00-11:25a or 2:30-2:55p
Large Muscle Activities — The Children will develop their large muscle co-ordination, learn new skills, a sense of fair play and sharing. The children will either go outside or into the gym depending on the weather. Both areas have a variety of riding and climbing toys, plus a variety of age appropriate toys.
11:25-11:30a or 2:55-3:00p
End of the Day — Prepare to go home, get jackets, backpacks, art work, and information to take home.