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Observation Essay

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University City United Church Preschool is located in San Diego, California and serves children ages 2-5 that are toilet trained. I chose to do my observation with this preschool, because my mother has been a teacher at this school since 1992. I attended this preschool when I was young, along with a multitude of my friends and families I know. UCUC Preschool is NAEYC accredited, and is highly regarded within the community.
I arrived to the preschool on October 7th, at 10:00 AM. I pulled up into the parking lot that is shared with the church. The school is in a residential area with many houses surrounding it. Once I park in the parking lot, I walk down a large walkway to enter in ...view middle of the document...

Sometimes, the rug is train tracks or other designs however. This is the large central meeting area for the children to gather on at the end of the day to sing the good-bye songs. Throughout the daytime, different activities from bins are placed onto the large rug to create a floor center for the children. Currently, two children are playing with plastic connecting trinkets.
In one section of the room, there is an area for pretend play. There is a cabinet for dress-up with multiple costumes and outfits for the children to put on. There are two small beds and a table as well. There is a large cupboard with fake fruit, meat, and other foods as well. A kitchen area has plates and forks to put the food on. This is essentially a place for children to act in a pretend house and live with others. Oftentimes children play cooperatively in this setting and pretend to play “house” or something of that nature. The costumes give them the opportunity to express themselves in different avenues of dress- up and pretend play. In the large room there is also an art station where children can use glue, tape, markers and scissors to cut and create different drawing and creations. The art center consists of a small table with four chairs and then a large cabinet with the supplies. All the supplies are kid friendly and age appropriate. Next to the art table, there is a small table with two chairs. Typically this table has play- doh on it with some tools for children to create shapes and figures with the play-doh. This station is used for children to express fine motor skills and use their imagination. A larger table is next to the play-doh on the other side, and is used for group art project time. This is where the children go in a larger group setting to do a directed craft that is instructed by the teacher. The tables are all child sized and the chairs as well, so that the children can be sized to fit for all activities. Lastly, there is an easel for children to paint or color on. There are smocks and brushes for two children to paint and create at this station.
The center has one room that is adjacent to the large rug in the middle of the center. It is known as story room. Here, the children go in once a day with their class and listen to a story, play a quiet game, and/ or listen to a song and dance along with it. In here, children are given the opportunity to learn skills that will be very useful for the school years to come. They practice sitting quietly and listening to the teacher, as well as observing others talk and engaging in stories and other receptive skills. Expressive skills are highlighted though the use of songs and dances, which encompass both free style movements and the use of organized dance moves and motions that the children learn.
The outside area is a very large space for children to play and run around in. There a large space of turf grass that has multiple play houses on it. There are kitchen ones, entire houses, and a toy stationary...

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