Preschool Daily Schedule

Preschool Daily Schedule

6:30 am to 8:00 am

Arrival – This is the time preschool child should arrive and prepare for their busy day.  Children who arrive before 8:00 am eat breakfast and have free choice playtime with their peers.

8:00 am to 8:30 am

Cognitive Manipulative Learning Centers – Preschool Teachers provide puzzles, games and learning centers for children to explore and manipulate.

8:00 am to 8:30 am

Music and Movement – The preschool class will participate in music and movement activities. We encourage the children to express song voices and creative dance movements. We have found many budding musicians or ballet stars during this time.

9:00 am to 9:30 am

Reading Time – This is the time we move into the quieter activity of reading. The children are read to or given books to read. The themes of the books follow along with our weekly preschool learning theme.

9:30 am to 9:45 am

Snack Time – We provide your child with a light snack that can consist of cheese, crackers, fruits, pretzels, trail mix, yogurt, the occasional cookie etc. and a drink. Birthday treats are always welcome. We do have children with food allergies so the teachers are very conscientious to check labels before any snack is served.

9:45 am to 10:00 am

Circle Time – The time span for Circle Time is very flexible. If the children are working well and want to go beyond the time, teachers will continue presenting concepts to the preschool children. During this time your child will do the Pledge of Allegiance, calendar, Day, Date, Week, Month and Year. The children go over their Alphabet, Numbers, Colors, Shapes, Phonics and Sight Words. They will also discuss the letter of the week as well as color of the week and number of the week. The weekly theme is discussed. We sing songs and do finger plays as well as learn our home address and phone numbers. We present Circle Time twice daily, once in the morning and again in the afternoon.

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Lesson Time and Learning Centers – Your child’s teacher uses this time to present the lesson of the day to the children. This lesson follows our weekly theme and will encompass the usage of learning centers as well as the use of other learning materials. The lesson is designed to be creative and use math skills or science.

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Art Time – The preschool projects can be messy or simple but the children have a chance to express their inner Monet or Picasso!

11:00 am to 11:30 am

Gross Motor / Outdoor Play – This is the time we will go outside (weather permitting) and play games and run and jump or we will do large muscle preschool activities inside to promote coordination and growth. This time also gives the children a chance to blow off steam and shake the wiggles out.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Lunch Time – Lunch goes until all children have eaten. The 12:00pm finish time is hopeful but sometimes not practical. Children are given the opportunity to relax and enjoy their lunch. Teachers will assist any child needing help with their lunches. We will send home all unopened food. Due to health and safety issues, we do not save partially eaten items.

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Nap Time – Children assist the teachers with getting out their napping items. Teddy bears, binkies or special items for sleeping are always welcome. We play either classical music or a soothing sleepy time music selection. The children are supervised and may have backs rubbed or given a book to look at if they are not quite ready to nap.

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Snack Time – We provide your child with a light snack that can consist of cheese, crackers, fruits, pretzels, trail mix, yogurt, the occasional cookie etc. and a drink. Birthday treats are always welcome. We do have children with food allergies so the teachers are very conscientious to check labels before any snack is served.

3:45 pm to 4:00 pm

Circle Time – The time span for Circle Time is very flexible. If the children are working well and want to go beyond the time, teachers will continue presenting concepts to the children. During this time your child will do the Pledge of Allegiance, calendar, Day, Date, Week, Month and Year. The children go over their Alphabet, Numbers, Colors, Shapes, Phonics and Sight Words. They will also discuss the letter of the week as well as color of the week and number of the week. We sing songs and do finger plays as well as learn our home address and phone numbers. We present Circle Time twice daily, once in the morning and again in the afternoon.

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Learning Centers – The teachers will break the children into smaller groups and present learning centers to each group of children to share. The learning centers are broken into math concepts, pre reading concepts, writing concepts and science concepts.

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Directed free play / Outside Time (Weather permitting) – The children use this time to blow off some steam and expel any excess energy. Children can choose to participate in any activity that is made available.