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Welcome to Yellow Door – Preschoolers

The Child Development Lab (CDL) Preschool Full-Day Program:

  • Enrolls 20 children, ages two and a half to five years
  • Open 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • Open 12 months a year
  • Classroom Phone: (573) 882-3883; Please call (573) 882-4318 for enrollment information
Enrollment is open to children in the community age 2½ to 5 years with the goal to have a well-rounded, diverse group of children representative of the population of Columbia.

High Scope: This curriculum addresses eight main content areas including:

  • Approaches to learning
  • Social and emotional development
  • Physical development and health
  • Language, literacy, and communication
  • Mathematics
  • Creative arts
  • Science and technology
  • Social studies
Time: Activity:
7:30 – 8:45 am Arrival / Outside
8:45 – 9:15 am Open Breakfast
9:15 – 9:30 am Morning Meeting and Bathrooms
9:30 – 10:15 am Outside
10:15 – 11:15 am Choice Time / Small Groups
11:15 – 11:45 am Outside
11:45 – 12:15 pm Lunch
12:15 – 12:30 pm Bathroom, Nap Transition
12:30 – 2:30 pm Nap Time
2:30 – 3:45 pm Open Snack / Outside
3:45 – 4:00 pm Afternoon Meeting
4:00 – 5:00 pm Choice Time / Small Group
5:00 – 5:30 pm Pick-up / Outside

Our schedule is flexible and changes based on children’s needs, interests and weather conditions.