Welcome to Preschool!

Glad you stopped by the Preschool web page!  My name is Yonna Ruschy and I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in coaching. 

Our classroom is set up into centers with dramatic play, group, sensory, reading, large muscle, easel, art, & small manipulatives.  Our table activities will have Math, Science, Reading, & Language.  This learning station will look more like games but at this age we learn through play.  The writing station will be next to the windows and will have play-doh, Legos, crayon wipeable boards, journals and some worksheets along with small books they make.  This area will mostly be utilized in the afternoons but some in the mornings.  To be age appropriate these will not be rigid activities if a child is not ready for them.  During large group time we will work on calendar, weather, sharing bag, numbers, letters, and shapes of the week.  We will have theme topics during group along with singing, interactive movements and of course plenty of reading.  In their school day they will also have music with Ms. Prince, physical education with Mrs. Leiding, library, church and outside time when weather permits.  New to me is a S.M.A.R.T. classroom, which I am currently learning about and will implement into the school day.  S.M.A.R.T. stands for Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training.  This program develops visual, auditory, balance, fine & gross motor readiness skills, all required skills essential for classroom and academic success. Social emotional wellbeing is important in any environment but especially for children who are learning how to interact with one another.  When coming to our preschool we will use words like please, thank you, can I/may I, excuse me, and sorry, along with learning how we treat one another.  My vision is to work with parents to send your child to the next grade level but also to help in their social emotional development.