Young children are very capable learners. More learning and growth takes place during the first 3 years of life than at any other period. Each experience of the child’s daily routine helps to promote learning and development. As teachers diaper and feed children, they sing and talk to encourage language development, and staff and children read books together daily on an informal basis. We build on these positive experiences with the children and they learn to trust and love – the very core of human development.
Teachers prepare the classroom with age-appropriate toys and activities to encourage children to develop large and small motor and hand-eye skills. Children are given the opportunity to explore basic art medium that promotes development in creative expression. Daily opportunities are offered for the children to play outside, allowing for additional large motor development.
Each classroom has a daily schedule posted in a designated space for easy reference by parents and/or staff.
Sample Daily Schedule:
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. : Breakfast Snack
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. : Diapering, Individual Activity, Free Play
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. : Outside Activity
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. : Small Motor Activities, Group Acitivity
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. : Lunch
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. : Diapering, Wind Down, Get ready for Naptime
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. : Naptime, Quiet Play
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. : Diapering, Free Play
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. : Afternoon Snack
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. : Group Time, Music, Finger Plays
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. : Outside Play
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. : Diapering, Free Play
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. : Free Play, Finish Individual Activity
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. : Combine with other, Free Play, Departure