Young Toddler Schedule

Young Toddler Schedule of Activities

Children thrive in a well-ordered and predictable environment, where daily routines such as arrivals and departures, mealtimes, and nap times happen on familiar schedule. Daily routines also offer young toddlers a sense of stability and control.  Brass Ring Learning Center provides this stability through the use of our young toddler schedule of daily activities.  Our young toddler schedule provides for the social, emotional and intellectual growth of our young toddlers. Times have been provided  for our young toddlers to experience and participate in art projects, music, circle time, story time, structured and free play.  Our young toddlers chedule was built to promote positive growth in our toddlers and to provide a balance between cognitive and motor activities.

6:30 am to 8:00 am

Arrival – Children arrive eat breakfast and have free choice playtime with their peers.

8:00 am to 8:30 am

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

8:00 am to 8:30 am

Music and Movement – Children participate in music and movement activities. We have found many budding musicians or ballet stars during this time.

9:00 am to 9:30 am

Teacher assisted Free Play

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 children. During this time your child will do the Pledge of Allegiance, calendar, Day, Date, Week, Month and Year. The children learn their Alphabet, Numbers, Colors and Shapes. We sing songs and do finger plays.

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Lesson Time and Learning Centers – The young toddler 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 fun.

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Art Time – The 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 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 – Teddy bears, binkies or special items for sleeping are always welcome. We play either classical music or a soothing sleepy time music selection. Tweeners are given naps earlier if they need it.

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.

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Free Play / Departure- The teachers will present the Tweeners with opportunities to play and explore toys and Learning materials.