At Friends of Mine, your child's first experience with school will be in an environment rich with parent involvement that is guided by a qualified teacher. The focus is on child development and we work to provide an enriching experience for everyone's children.

Friends of Mine is the oldest, continually running cooperative preschool in the Asheville area. As a parent cooperative, Friends of Mine is owned, operated, administered, and maintained by the parents on a non-profit basis. Parents serve as educational assistants in the classroom, participate in fundraising, serve as Board members, and participate in parent/teacher meetings. They also contribute their talents to help enrich the classroom experience. A parent cooperative forms a triangular relationship where the children, the parents, and the teacher all learn from one another.

Children at FOM learn through "hands on, minds on" educational activities. They participate in free play, morning circle routines including group songs, pattern/number games, letter games, yoga, group pretend, dance parties, and outside play. We have occassional field trips, seasonal parties, and special programs (ie: fire safety, dental health, storytelling). Music, movement, and TEAM classes are also held weekly.

8:45 AM Working Parents Arrive
9:00 AM Drop Off/Arrival Time for Children
9:00 AM Center Time
9:55 AM 5 More Minutes
10:00 AM Clean Up Time
10:10 AM Transition: Wash Hands
10:15 AM Snack Time
10:30 AM Circle Time (M-Yoga, T-Movement, W-TEAM, Th-Pretend, F-Dance Party)
10:50 AM Transition: Use Bathroom & Wash Hands
11:00 AM Outside Time
11:45 AM 5 More Minutes
11:50 AM Clean Up Time
12:00 PM Transition: Wash Hands
12:05 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Transition: Wash Hands
12:35 PM Pillow Time
12:45 PM The time has come to say goodbye!