Mixed age groups are important in a child’s development particularly in their social and emotional development. In our open classroom environment, children learn how to care, help, work and cooperate with one another.
Young children learn by observing and modeling the older children with how to solve their own problems and to self-regulate allowing them to become more independent and having to rely less on adults. Older children learn to exercise patience as they teach the younger children and practice leadership skills that they have learned from their teachers.
Our circle time gatherings are routine opportunities designed to give each child time to share their experiences. This is also a place where we gather to review our learning theme, introduce new material, ask our question of the day, establishing learning and activity goals.
Small group activities occur throughout the day allowing teacher’s to focus on the individual needs of each child. These needs are assessed by the teachers own interaction with the children and their observation of them at play.
Our school provides:
* A.M. Snack
* P.M. Snack
* Lunch is parent provided
Example lunch ideas:
Turkey + Cheddar Roll-ups, Fresh Berries, Yogurt, Trail Mix
Cheese Quesadilla, Guacamole, Salsa, Tortilla Chips, Strawberries
6:30a.m.-7:00a.m. ARRIVAL TIME / FREE CHOICE PLAY
7:00a.m.-7:45a.m. BREAKFAST TIME
7:45a.m.- 8:00 a.m. POTTY/DIAPER CHANGING/HAND WASHING
8:00a.m.-8:30a.m. FINE MOTOR TABLE ACTIVITIES./MORNING WORK FOLDERS
8:30a.m.-9:00a.m. MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
9:00a.m. DROP OFF CUT OFF
9:00 a.m- 9:15 a.m. WASH HANDS/MORNING SNACK
9:15 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. POTTY/DIAPER CHANGING/HAND WASHING
9:30a.m.-10:00a.m. MORNING MEETING/ LARGE GROUP TIME/ INSPIRATION TIME
10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. LEARNING CENTERS/SMALL GROUP
10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. OUTDOOR OR INDOOR PLAY
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. POTTY/DIAPER CHANGING/HAND WASHING/LUNCH PREP
11:30 a.m.-12:00p.m. LUNCH TIME/ WIND DOWN TIME
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. REST TIME
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. POTTY/DIAPER CHANGING/HAND WASHING/SNACK PREP
2:15p.m.-2:30p.m. AFTERNOON SNACK
2:30p.m.- 3:00 p.m.- FOCUS ACTIVITY
3:00p.m.-3:30p.m. GROUP TIME
3:30p.m.-4:00p.m. OUTDOOR OR INDOOR PLAY
4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. - FREE PLAY / DISMISSAL
*NOTE: this is only a general guideline of your child's daily activities; our schedule may vary due to children's wishes, special activity days, school schedules, etc.