Watch a Day In the Life at Maharishi Preschool
Preschoolers develop responsibility through routine
At Maharishi Preschool we are cultivating within each child a sense of independence and capability. When the children enter into the gates of our playground carrying their lunch and wearing their backpack, a sense of responsibility, independence, and capability is enlivened in them. They know where to put their belongings and they know where they are when they need them or when it is time to go home. During their time at school, they make many choices and their sense of capability grows each day. They are following their internal drive to master skills, grow, and learn, and by allowing them to be responsible for their own belongings, these qualities will continue to be reinforced. The sense of pride when children feel responsible in these small but significant ways is such a beautiful thing to witness!
Taking precautions in the preschool
When entering the school area all children will get their temperature taken, temperatures at 100 degrees or higher will be sent home.
Teachers will be required to wear masks while inside, or while down on children’s level outside. Face shields are
Hand washing recommended, especially for toddler teachers. Masks will be required while inside for all children 3+. Masks will not be required for children under 3.
Children will wash hands upon arrival, before and after eating, when entering from outside, when seen with hands in mouth/nose, and a minimum of every 2 hours. Washing is completed with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Drop off times are arranged by class so that there are no traffic jams between parents and children. Transitions into the school house for class will be staggered to avoid congestion in the hallways.
Changes to the environment
The children each have a cubby where they can store their shoes and backpacks. Cubbies will be outside of the classrooms in the hallways so children do not enter the classroom with outside shoes and backpacks. There is only one child per table in all classrooms, unless the table is very large. The classrooms with ages 3 and up will have sanitizing stations for the children to clean their own work, under adult supervision as needed. Water and soap will be used for plastic, metal, and glass materials and natural disinfectant spray for wooden materials. When a toddler completes a work, they will return it to a special shelf to be cleaned between use. A teacher will sanitize the work items and return them to the shelves with available work.
The protocol for Maharishi School’s Children’s House was created with reference to DHS requirements and CDC recommendations, and with approval from IDPH
If you would like to learn more about the Children’s House, click here.