2 1/2- & 3-year-old Classroom

The Creative Curriculum is designed for early childhood programs.  The children in this classroom explore blocks, dramatic play, manipulative materials, books , a sand/water table, and discovery centers in math and science, music, computer, and writing. It also provides teachers, researchers and students with an understanding of how children grow and learn. This classroom offers a variety of activities that integrate physical, intellectual, and social-emotional stimulation. 

Charryse Jones, Teacher

Charryse JonesHello! My name is Ms. Jones. I am one of the lead teachers in this classroom. I have been working with preschool children for 15 years including children with exceptionalities. I have been working at the CDL for 1 year. I have a bachelor of science degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working closely with the children and their families. I believe that I should make a difference every day in the life of a child.


Kalyn McKoy, Teacher

Kayln McKoyHello! My name is Ms. McKoy. I am one of the lead teachers in this classroom. I have been working with preschool children for 5 years. I have been working at the CDL for 4 years. I have a bachelor of science degree in Child Development and Family Studies. I am an Aggie alumna. I enjoy learning and exploring with young children.  I believe that children learn best through hands-on experiences. 


Classroom schedule

7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Arrival (Greetings)/ Free Choice (centers open)
8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Wash up/Morning Snack/Wash up (Free choice for non-snack children)
8:45 - 9 a.m.  Wash up/Transition 
9 - 9:10 a.m. Group Time
9:10 - 9:50 a.m. Outdoor/Transition
9:50am - 11:05 a.m. Planning/ Enriched Free Play /Small Group Exp.(Bathroom breaks as needed)
11:05 - 11: 15 a.m. Clean up/transition
11:15 - 11:25 a.m. Literacy Enrichment/Transition to lunch
11:25 - 11:50 a.m. Lunch
11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Wash up/Transition for Rest
12:10 - 2:30 p.m. Resting to Relaxing Music (Quiet toys for non-sleepers/early risers)
2:30 - 3 p.m. Transition/Wash up/Afternoon Snack
3 - 3:45 p.m. Transition/Outdoor Play
3:45 - 4 p.m. Wash up/Water/Transition
4 - 4:10 p.m. Group Time/Review & Recall
4:10 - 4:25 p.m. Gross Motor Experience/ Music Enriched (Bathroom breaks as needed)
4:25 - 5:30 p.m.Enriched Free Play/ Clean up/Departure

Required Supplies

Families of children enrolled in the Child Development Laboratory are required to provide these basic supplies for the appropriate care of their children’s needs.