A SAMPLE SCHEDULE
|Arrival||Each child is greeted as they arrive
|First Circle||Hello song, theme and art introduction|
|Free play||Activities and materials are set out with a balance between teacher-directed and open-ended art, structured and free-choice|
|Clean-up||Children perform assigned jobs and put away all equipment in proper places. As chores are finished they proceed to the bathroom for hand washing with adult help.
|Book time||As children return from bathroom time, they take a book and come to circle time. This serves as a calming down time, as well as a pre-reading/picture book session.
|Circle||While the helping parent and child prepare snack for the class, the children and teacher have a group time together with language, music and motor activities.
|Snack||While sharing a nutritious snack, the children are able to practice passing, pouring, turn-taking, and simple manners, along with adult-child conversation.
|Quiet||Story, calendar, and weather time.
|Outdoors||When weather permits, we all go outside to enjoy some large motor play. When it is very cold or rainy, we stay indoors and use gross motor equipment for exercise.|
Our circle times include: Introduction of our daily themes, music and movement, stories, finger plays, dramatic play, cognitive games, etc.
A SAMPLE SCHEDULE FOR 2 ½ YEAR OLDS
Classes meet from 9:00AM to 11:15 AM
9:25 Free Play
10:20 Clean up
10:25 Circle Time