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Daily Schedule

The center is open from 7:30 Am to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Children ranging in age from 6 weeks through kindergarten are served at the center. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are offered daily to the children. USDA guidelines are followed for the meals served to children.

The daily schedule for the children is a guide. It provides a tool for planning and organizing the daily and weekly routine and play activities for the children. The daily routines will vary according to the ages of the children. Infants follow their own schedules. Toddlers are learning to follow directions and develop self-help skills. Pre-schoolers are working on cognitive and more independent based activities. As children grow, so do their attention spans and interests.

EXAMPLE OF DAILY SCHEDULE (Refer to daily schedule posted in your child’s room. Schedules are subject to change.)

7:30 – 9:30 Arrival of children - Free play

8:30 – 9:15 Breakfast

9:15-9:30 Free Play

9:30 – 10:00 Group Time - Small group activities

10:00 – 11:00 Outdoor play or gross motor play

11:00 – 11:30 Story time - tolieting

11:30 – 12:00 Lunch for babies, toddlers and young preschoolers - Older preschoolers have free play

12: 00 – 12:30 Lunch for older preschoolers - Tolieting and story time for younger children

12:30 – 1:00 Naptime for younger children - Older preschoolers tolieting and naptime

2:00 – 2:45 Children begin waking up from nap

2:45 – 3:15 Snack time

3:15 – 3:30 Group time

3:30 – 5:30 Outdoor and indoor free play - Story time - Nap Time

All children are required to rest. Older babies (14 months), toddlers and preschoolers sleep on cots appropriate for their size. We attempt to provide an environment that allows children to rest, relax and sleep. Gentle classical music is played and the room is darkened. This environment fosters a comforting feeling for children and permits those children to sleep who are really tired and others to just rest quietly. Teachers assist children in resting by reading stories, rubbing backs. Children are not required to sleep, but are expected to rest quietly on their cots during naptime.


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