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Programing: Typical Daily Schedule


Since we are a child led program we follow the lead of the children. Some daily things are set in stone, such as breakfast, lunch, and snack. Others are more flexible such as if the children need to get their wiggles out earlier we find a large motor space to use, or if they are intently concentrating on a project inside we may get out a few minutes late. Here is our general daily schedule that each room follows. Outside time and activity time may be flip-flopped depending on the classroom.

Daily Schedule


7:00 - 8:15 am       Arrival / Centers

8:15 - 8:30 am       Diapers / Bathroom / Wash hands

8:30 - 9:00 am       Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 am       Story time and breakfast clean up

9:15 - 10:30 am     Centers and learning activities - Teachers will observe children’s interests and adjust                              the environment to encourage exploration and learning. The classroom teacher will                              engage with the children by asking questions and scaffolding the children’s learning.

10:30 - 11:30 am    Outside / Gym - We will go outside unless in the “red” zone, then we will use the                                   gym for large motor activities.

11:30 - 11:45 am    Music / Diapers / Bathroom / Wash hands

11:45 - 12:30 pm    Lunch

12:30 - 3:00 pm     Nap

3:00 - 3:30 pm       Wake up / Diapers / Bathroom / Wash hands

3:30 - 4:00 pm       Snack

4:00 - 5:00 pm       Outside / Gym - We will go outside unless in the “red” zone, then we will use the                                  gym for large motor activities.

5:00 - 6:00 pm       Departure / Centers

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