Kindergarten Childcare - Magnolias & Pines

Program Description 

Tupelo is located at Marin School, and is a part of Albany Children’s Center. Tupelo serves children kindergarten-5th grade, providing quality school-age care before and after the elementary school day. The Tupelo program is safe, nurturing and educational. Tupelo is committed to promoting, supporting and enhancing all areas of a child’s development. We strive to provide a balance of educational, social and recreational opportunities to make our program special for the children in our care.

All children enrolled in Tupelo have the opportunity to learn Spanish as a part of the program. The Spanish Enrichment program is conducted by a native Spanish-speaking teacher and is based on extensive research-proven methodologies and approaches to second language acquisition. Children learn Spanish through music, stories, games, movement and outdoor activities in a fun and meaningful learning environment. The Spanish curriculum is based in thematic units, in which children will explore basic vocabulary, expressions and commands, through meaningful interactions and fun communicative activities.
 
There are two kindergarten Tupelo classrooms at Marin Elementary.  Room 24 is named Magnolias; Room 25 is named Pines.  There is a protected garden space adjacent to the two rooms conducive for outdoor play time.
 
Healthy Me Music and Movement enrichment will come into the kindergarten childcare programs during the second trimester of the school year.  It is a series of multi-sensory, developmentally appropriate, bilingual (Spanish and English) workshops focused on important health topics.  It is funded through the City of Albany utilizing Soda Tax dollars. http://healthymekids.com/
 

Program Schedule: 

Kindergarten Childcare (Full Day Program):

Time

Activity

7:30

Childcare program opens: free choice time & breakfast

8:10

Walk AM Kindergarten students to class

8:30

Whole group instruction, project time, outdoor play time, free choice time, and Spanish enrichment

11:15

Lunch (PM K students) 

11:30

Pick up AM K students and bring them to childcare & lunch

11:50

Walk PM Kindergarten students to class

12:00

Outdoor play time, project time, whole group instruction, free choice time, and Spanish enrichment

3:10

Pick up PM K students and bring them to childcare

3:15

Snack

3:30

Outdoor play time

4:30

Indoor activities

6:00

Program closes