7:45 - 8:30 Teacher preparation of environment and discussion
8:30 - 8:55 Children's Arrival/Discovery Time
Teachers walk children into school and help them start the day. Children
choose activities in the front of the room: art, sensory table, playdough or clay, science center, library, writing center, puzzles, games, building sets, blocks, or the "caves."
8:55 - 9:10 Morning Meeting/Large Group Time
The whole class comes together to share music, movement, puppets and literature as well as new information relating to class activities, interests and projects.
9:10 - 9:25 Gym (Mondays and Fridays)
Large motor skill development is facilitated by teachers through encouragement and engagement in motor challenges and games.
9:25 - 10:15 Activity Time
Children and teachers play together in learning centers throughout the classroom. Teachers observe, facilitate and support children's play and interactions.
10:15 - 10:25 Clean up, bathroom, and handwashing
10:25 - 10:45 Whole group snack and dress for outdoor play
10:45 -11:15 Outdoor play on the playground
The teachers intentionally set up the outdoor environment and plan activities that incorporate the children's play preferences while providing motor challenges. Specific large motor skills are addressed through group games.
11:15 -11:30 Pick-up time/End of day story reading
Teachers wait with children and read stories until parents arrive. Children are brought to their cars for departure.
11:30 -1:00 Teacher clean up and discussion
When small groups begin, they will meet from 9:10 to 9:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.