Daily Schedule

Here’s a look at our daily schedule. This schedule is meant to give you an idea of your child’s day. Actual times and activities may vary depending on time of the year, weather, age and temperament of the children. Age appropriate activities are scheduled with the flexibility allowed to respond to the needs of each individual child and their various ages.

Please Note: If your child will be late to daycare, please let me know so I can plan meals and crafts accordingly. If you are off work and want to bring your child late, please bring your child before 9:00 AM. When your child sleeps in they disturb the whole group during nap time. Also, arriving in the middle of preschool time is VERY distracting to everyone. This causes unnecessary stress for your child, the other children at daycare, and myself.

Older Toddler/Preschooler (24 months and older)

Time

Activity

Description

7:15 – 8:30 AM

Arrival & Free Play Greetings & free exploration of play areas.

8:15 – 8:30 AM

Diaper Checks & Bathroom Children will have diaper changed, use bathroom and wash hands
8:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast

Children will eat breakfast, clean their plates and wash up.

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Circle Time Morning stretches, calendar, weather, music and movement, shapes and colors, monthly word and introduction to daily theme.

9:30 – 9:45 AM

Story Time We will read 2 books related to the monthly theme.
9:45 – 10:00 AM Diaper Checks & Bathroom Children will have diaper changed, use bathroom and wash hands
9:45 – 10:30 AM Activity Time

Arts & Crafts, Music, Song & Dance, Tumbling, Various Learning Games. We’ll follow our learning curriculum.

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Spring/Summer/Fall: Outside Play Time

Winter: Inside Free Play (may go outside in mild weather)

Children will release energy in our backyard playground.

11:30 – 11:45 AM

Diaper Checks & Bathroom Children will have diaper changed, use bathroom and wash hands

11:45 – 12:45 AM

Lunch

Children will eat lunch, clean their plates and wash up.

12:45 – 1:00 PM Diaper Checks & Bathroom Children will have diaper changed, use bathroom and wash hands

1:00 – 3:30 PM

Nap Time / Quiet Time Children must remian in their cots/playpens. If a child refuses to nap he/she may read books and have toys quietly in their cot.

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Diaper Checks & Bathroom Children will have diaper changed, use bathroom and wash hands
3:30 – 4:00 PM Free Play

Free exploration of play areas.

4:00 – 4:30 PM Snack

Children will eat a snack, clean their plates and wash up

4:30 – 5:30 PM Spring/Summer/Fall: Outside Play Time

Winter: Inside Free Play (may go outside in mild weather)

Children will release energy in our backyard playground. If inside, color, play-dough, free play.

Infant/Young Toddler (younger than 24 months)

Throughout each day we practice on reaching, grasping, rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, climbing, throwing, catching, kicking, cooing and talking; whichever developmental stage your child happens to be in at the time. For a younger child still taking two three naps a day, additional naps will be incorporated into their schedule.

Babies will receive cuddles, love and affection and they’ll eat, poop, and sleep.