Daily Schedule

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8:45-9:00 Drop-off

We open our doors to greet the children as they arrive.

9:00-9:30  Center Exploration

Self-directed centers of interest are set up in the classroom to allow children to independently choose activities that help them separate and adjust to the beginning of the day.

9:30-9:35 Clean-up

Children gain a sense of responsibility and work as a group member to help pick up toys and put materials back on shelves.

9:35-9:50 Morning Meeting

Children gather together to greet one another, record the weather, mark the calendar, sing songs, listen to stories, practice finger play and talk about what they will learn that day.  This is a time where children practice self-regulation, increase attention span and develop listening skills.

9:50-10:20 Table Time

Opportunity is provided that encourages the use of social and language skills while children work on theme-related projects.  The teachers also work on cognitive and small motor manipulative activities.

10:20-10:30 Restroom Break

This time allows us to encourage good hygiene.

10:30-11:00 Snack Time & Share-n-Tell

This gives children the opportunity to practice language and social skills.  Healthy eating is promoted.  Soft music is played to create a calm eating environment.

11:00-11:35 Indoor gym

This is a time for children to develop large motor skills through movement and formulate their own plan as they engage in activities with other children in the large play space. Teacher’s use this time to first, observe how children gather information, interact with others and solve problems; and second to enter into the children’s activities when needed to encourage, extend and set up problem solving situations.

11:35-11:50 Whole Group Activity

Opportunity is provided that encourages the use of social and language skills while children work on the letter of the week or engage in an activity that relates to the unit theme.  Once a week a specialty music teacher comes to engage the children in songs and musical activities.

11:50-12:00 Mat time

The children come together to hear a story and say good-by to their friends who will leave at noon.  Children who are picked up at noon gather their belongings to go home.

pencil-icon-round-smExtended Afternoons

12:00-12:10 Restroom Break

This  time allows us to encourage good hygiene.

12:10-12:30 Lunch time & Quiet Reading

Children are able to socialize with each other as they practice courtesy and good manners.  Soft music is played to create a calm eating environment.

As children finish eating, they are encouraged to read quietly until all of their friends are ready.

12:30-1:00 Rest time

This provides a time for children to calm down and relax after a full morning of activities.  Soft music is played and children rest or read quietly on individual mats.

1:00-1:30 Indoor gym

This is a second opportunity for children to move their entire bodies and engage with friends.  Social skills are developed as they learn to interact with others and solve problems.

1:30-2:05  Whole Group Activity

The children work on projects and activities that relate to the unit theme or letter of the week. Teachers continue to work on cognitive and small motor manipulative skills.

2:05-2:10 Clean-up

Children gain a sense of responsibility and work as a group member to help pick up toys and put materials back on shelves

2:10-2:30 Mat time

The children come together one last time to hear a story and then say good-by to each other through song.  They gather their belongings to go home.