7:15 Open bathroom and tooth brushing
8:15 Structured Child directed activities
MANIPULATIVES, GAMES, PUZZLES ETC.
8:40 Outdoor free play
9:15 Morning snack
9:30 Morning Meeting / Circle Time
Story, calendar, jobs and introduction of day
9:45 Creative Activities
Project, story, visitor and extras (photos, videos, objects)
10:15 Learning Centers & Free Play
10:45 Pre-K time
11:15 Music and movement
11:30 Outdoor free play
12:45 Rest time routine
(clean up, bathroom, story, independent reading)
1:00 Lights out (2:15 mat activity, 2:30 table activity, bathroom)
2:45 Quiet Teacher directed activity
3:00 Lights on
3:15 Afternoon snack
3:30 Outdoor free play
4:45 Indoors (stories, table games, and limited centers)
*This schedule is not concrete. It serves as a general guide and may change as needed.*
Learning through Play
(Daily activities and their key benefits)
CIRCLE TIME: Social skills, critical thinking, inclusion, taking turns, focus, and attention.
OUTDOOR/GYM TIME: Exercise, strength and coordination, and enhanced imagination.
TABLE TOYS: Small-muscle development, hand-eye coordination, and problem solving.
ART: Creativity, fine-motor skills, and reinforcement of basic concepts (i.e. colors).
DRAMATIC PLAY: Self-esteem, imagination, and practice of life skills.
MUSIC: Listening skills, self-expression, and exploration of sound, pattern, and rhythm.
SCIENCE: Observation, exploration, and experimentation.
SENSORY PLAY: Math, science, and language, and exploration of textures and substances.
BLOCKS: Problem solving, organization, cause-and-effect, and spatial relationships.
STORYTIME: Expansion of vocabulary and general knowledge, and enhanced comprehension.