A SAMPLE SCHEDULE

 

9:00

(12:30)

 

Arrival Each child is greeted as they arrive

 

9:10-9:25

(12:40-12:55)

 

First Circle Hello song, theme and art introduction
9:25-10:10

(12:55-1:30)

 

Free play Activities and materials are set out with a balance between teacher-directed and open-ended art, structured and free-choice
10:10-10:15

(1:30-1:45)

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.

 

10:15-10:25

(1:45-1:55)

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.

 

10:25-10:40

(1:55-2:10)

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.

 

10:40-10:55

(2:10-2:25)

Snack While sharing a nutritious snack, the children are able to practice passing, pouring, turn-taking, and simple manners, along with adult-child conversation.

 

10:55-11:10

(2:25-2:40)

 

Quiet Story, calendar, and weather time.

 

11:10-11:30

(2:40-3:00)

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

9:00                 Arrival

9:15                 Greeting

9:25                 Free Play

10:20               Clean up

10:25               Circle Time

10:45               Snack

10:55               Story

11:00               Outdoors

11:15               Dismissal