Sample Daily Classroom Schedule for 2017-2018
A consistent daily routine is important so that children have a sense of control over the events of the day and can anticipate what comes next.
9:00-9:50 am Arrival & Choice Time
Children arrive to a classroom of choices centered around a theme or a season. They are free to explore creative art, sensory activities, dramatic play, manipulatives, the writing center, science, puzzles or games that enhance developmental growth, small motor skills, and pre-reading and number awareness. Children work individually, in small groups or one-on-one with the teacher. Learning is fun as children feel encouraged and free to explore.
9:50-10:00 am Music & Movement
Singing, dancing, movement games, instrument play, and rhythm activities are a fun part of each day!
10:00-10:15 AM Circle time
The class comes to circle to introduce the day's activities, play a game, read a story, graph the morning's sign-in question or share experiences.
10:15-10:30 AM snack & story time
After children have washed hands and said grace, they share snack and conversation in a small group with a teacher. Snack is often accompanied with a story or book.
10:30-11:00 am Small Group Time
A unique feature of our program offers children a small group theme-based time where activities can focus on specific materials, skills and developmental readiness needs of the children.
11:00-11:45 am Outside Play
Every day the children can stretch growing muscles either on the outside play structure and sandbox or in the indoor gymnasium. A variety of large motor choices keeps bodies engaged.
11:45 AM-12:30 Pm Lunch Time
Children will bring a packed lunch from home daily and practice meal conversation and manners during lunch time.
*The classroom schedules vary based on the children's age-appropriate recess times. Schedules are posted in the classroom for parents to see.