The Preschool Vault

The Preschool Vault

Welcome to Pre-K YOUR Way:Planning Preschool!

This guide includes tips on clean up time, creating classroom schedules and routines, planning indoor and outdoor activities, small group, large group and so much more!

The following are guidelines created by the Author, Jeana Kinne, on how to implement these activities into a classroom setting. These are just suggestions. Feel free to adapt these plans to meet your own classroom schedule and follow the interests of your children.

15 Modules

Welcome! Read this first!

Welcome to this course! I am so excited that you have decided to join the Pre-K YOUR Way family!

Included in this course is the first units of each Pre-K Your Way level. As you wait for the printed books to arrive, feel free to download and use these digital versions as you plan out your class!

Included in the guide are:

  • Level 1 – Curriculum Schedule 
  • Level 2 – Curriculum Schedule 
  • Level 3 – Curriculum Schedule 
  • Individual Child’s Teacher/Parent Conference Report
  • Documentation/Tracking Each Child’s Progress
  • 8 Ways to Create a Successful Classroom Experience:
    • Setting up the Classroom
    • Classroom Materials
    • Understanding Teachable Moments
    • Understanding Project Implementation
    • Circle Time Routine
    • Daily Classroom Schedule
    • Social Skill Development
    • Classroom Rules & Children’s Basic Needs
  • Conclusion 

Level 1 Activities and Plan

The first level of Pre-K YOUR Way is perfect for kids ages 2-3 years old! 

Included in this section is Unit 1 of this level and Planning suggestions for level 1 in your classroom/home.

Level 2 Activities and Plan

The first level of Pre-K YOUR Way is perfect for kids ages 3-4 years old! 

Included in this section is Unit 2 of this level and Planning suggestions for level 2 in your classroom/home.

Level 3 Activities and Plan

The first level of Pre-K YOUR Way is perfect for kids ages 4-5 years old! 

Included in this section is Unit 3 of this level and Planning suggestions for level 3 in your classroom/home.

Supporting Emotional Skill Development

Create a calming space that provides hands-on and simple ways to support their emotional development.

We created the Soothing Sammy Kit  for parents and preschool teachers. The children's book, along with Sammy the plush dog and parent/teacher guide, creates a complementary set of tools that every home (or classroom) with young children will appreciate.


Parent-Teacher Conference Checklist

Communicating with parents is so important! Giving parents a glimpse at their child's school day, their friends and their favorite activities allows parents to feel and share in their child's experiences. 


Some simple ways to include parents is to a:

  • Daily parent slips
  • Parent notebook
  • Parent conferences


Attached is a page that you can fill out for parent conferences once or twice per year! 

Documentation and Tracking Children's Progress

Creating a way to keep track of each child’s progress in the classroom can be daunting. Documentation is a simple way to incorporate observational assessments in the classroom.

Setting Up a Classroom Environment

1) Create a space that is safe, free-flowing and organized.

Sounds easy right? Your positioning of classroom materials, furniture and choice of decor will directly impact the behavior of your group.


Planning Classroom Materials

Too many materials mean chaos! Consider only placing four or five toys in each area of your classroom. Rotate them out every week so there are new items (this will spark excitement and focus). Here are some simple ways to do this!


Understanding Teachable Moments

Discover how to identify and follow the child's leave in daily “Teachable Moments”.


Understanding Project Implementation

Create your own projects using Unit Themes: Projects are fabulous ways to encourage children to dig deeper into a topic. Projects can last over multiple days, even multiple weeks. In the large motor/block area, a project can be worked on as a group.


Planning Circle/Group Time

How to use a Group or Circle Time to Explore Unit Topics.

Children's Jobs in the Classroom

Job chart - How to get kids involved in the classroom!

Creating a Daily Classroom Schedule

Let's create a daily schedule that works great for the kids and has enough planning time for you!

Classroom Rules and Children's Basic Needs

Making sure that classroom rules are simple, clear and easy for children to understand - is essential to the foundation of classroom behavior management!

Also, make sure the kids basic needs are met!

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