*This schedule does not include Small Groups, which will start during week 4 or 5 of this session.
11:45-12:30 Teacher Preparation of Environment and Discussion
12:30-12:55 Children's Arrival and Discovery Time
As children arrive at school they are greeted by a teacher and accompanied to the classroom where they put their belongings away and wash their hands. The children are then able to freely explore the front half of the classroom, which includes the art center, sensory table, science center, library, writing center, dramatic play, caves, clay, and manipulatives.
12:55-1:10 Large Group
The whole class comes together to share music, movement, literature, and puppets. We will also discuss any new information pertaining to classroom interests, activities, or projects.
1:10-2:05 Activity Time and Clean Up
Children are free to play in the learning centers throughout the room, engage in specific activities, and interact with peers. Teachers observe, facilitate, and support children's play and development during this time.
2:05-2:20 Gym Time/Large Motor Time
Children participate in both self- and teacher-directed activities that challenge their muscle strength, balance, coordination, and risk taking abilities.
2:20-2:40 Handwashing and Whole Group Snack
Children talk with each other and with teachers while enjoying a small snack. Teachers will take notice of interests, and will also facilitate conversations about current topics/themes and upcoming events.
2:40-3:15 Dress for Outdoor Play and Outdoor Play on the Playground
Children are encouraged to freely explore the playground and participate in group games and activities. The outdoor environment is intentionally set up to incorporate the children's play preferences while providing motor challenges.
3:15-3:30 Pick-up and End of Day Story Reading
Children from both afternoon classes with gather on the courtyard to play teacher-facilitated games, read stories, and sing songs until parents/families arrive. On rainy days, the children will assemble in the hallway just outside the classroom and will be brought to their cars for departure.
3:30-5:00 Teacher Clean Up and Discussion